SPT Executive Director Jim Hamm’s Travel Experiences as a member of Team USA at the Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi, UAE This trip was my fourth experience at a World Games event. Previously, I had traveled to Dublin, Ireland; Athens, Greece; and Los Angeles, CA. There was no doubt that this trip was anticipated as a physical and cultural challenge. I was truly traveling after having had [...]
Two of our great Special Pops Tennis athletes, Anthony Le and Jamie Gillispie, competed on January 10-12 t the 2019 Xperience Tennis Invitational run by Special Olympics Virginia. The Xperience Tennis Invitational brings together 32 top Special Olympics singles tennis players to compete in a two-day tournament at the Boar’s Head Resort in Charlottesville, VA. Anthony and Jamie both played great are were true role models for what we believe [...]
Reporting from USTA Adaptive National Championship in Orlando December 15th-16th Anthony, Charlie, Nate and I were honored to be able to participate in the inaugural national championship tournament. We had the opportunity to play against and meet athletes and partners from across the country. Several of the athletes had previously played at our Fall Classic or played in Virginia tournament with some of our players. The USTA facility in Lake [...]
Pete Callahan, Board member, site coordinator - DeKalb Tennis Center, etc., wearing his SPT on what had to be a challenging and thrilling journey in 2019. It could be said that this was his effort to prepare for the rougher journey that was coming with the "shelter in place" guidelines! Great job Pete! - Jim ... See MoreSee Less
There are still spots open for SPT Athletes to participate in the Whitefield Academy FUN Invitational - Match Play & Drills!WHEN: Saturday, August 22, 2020 9:00 - 11:00 AM WHERE: Whitefield Academy, 1 Whitefield Drive, Mableton, GA 30126 HOW: Register before Monday, August 17, 2020. To register, click now: ow.ly/MfGB50AMdd4
NOTES: -This event is limited to 40 athletes. A wait list will be created for registrations received after the maximum has been reached.
-SPT Volunteers are not needed for this event. Family members may accompany athletes and will be required to wear masks at all times.
-Bring a MASK. Wear tennis shoes and your favorite Special Pops shirt. Water and light refreshments will be available. ... See MoreSee Less