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Special Olympics 2014 - Greystone

The Special Olympics Regional Tennis Games

The CORTA Special Olympics Area Tennis Games were held Tuesday, May 16th at Cooper Creek Tennis Center!  It was a GREAT day for each athlete and volunteer!  

Click here to view our own Charles Kelley singing the National Anthem in the Opening Ceremony

Click here to view the Ledger Enquirer interview with Julio Gonzalez and Cathy Pitts, two great volunteers for the day.

CORTA hosts the Special Olympic Area Games each year for all schools or special needs athletes that would like to participate. This year we had 260 athletes and almost 200 volunteers!  It was a day to remember for everyone involved! 

Thanks to all our wonderful volunteers and sponsors!!!

Activities includes a Basic Skills group and Unified Doubles group. The Basic Skills group gives the athlete an opportunity to get points for the basic strokes of tennis - Forehands, Backhands, Volleys, Alternate Strokes, and Serves.  The Unified Doubles gives the athlete an opportunity to play doubles with an "able" partner.  We also have a circuit court for wheelchair athletes.  For young children (ages 8 and below) we have a "fun" court set up with an obstacle course and games.  

The skills and doubles will take place on court from approximately 9:30 - 12:00.  Lunch will be provided for all athletes and volunteers. Every athlete will receive a t-shirt and player bag.  Many volunteers are needed to make this day a special day.  If you are interested in volunteering or would like more information, please contact Deby Caldwell (deby@corta.org) or register using the link above.

Event Schedule: 
9:00  - Athlete/School Check In
9:30  - Opening Ceremony (Stadium Court)
10:00 - All games begin - Basic Skills, Mini Skills, and Unified Doubles
11:00 - Awards for Mini Skills
11:15 - Lunch for Mini Skills 
11:45 - Awards for Basic Skills
12:00 - Lunch for Basic Skills
12:00 - Awards for Unified Doubles
12:15 - Lunch for Unified Doubles
1:00 - Special Olympics Ends

Sponsors for the 2017 Special Olympics Regional Games:

 

AFLAC - program and event support

Burger King - program and event support

Chick-fil-A Midland - event support

Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated - event support

Columbus Parks & Rec - program and event facilities support 

Country's North - event support

IHOP - onsite Breakfast items for the event 

Orange Theory Fitness
- onsite promotion and event support

Publix - event support

Snyder's-Lance - event support

Sparkling Ice - event support

Synovus - event support

TSYS - event support

Uptown Columbus - event promotion

107.7 The Truth Life - event support and promotion
  

If you know of someone that would like to supprt our Special Olympics Program and/or Event either through a tax-deductible donation or in kind donation, please contact jackie@corta.org!


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