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Alpharetta Rotary Plans Tennis Match with Special Pops

The local service organization will donate $2,500 to the community tennis association.

Alpharetta Rotary Plans Tennis Match with Special Pops

The Rotary Club of Alpharetta will sponsor a round robin tennis event to benefit the Special Pops Tennis organization on Saturday, March 8.

The event will be held at Country Club of the South and will follow an Up-the-river-Down-the-river No-ad scoring format. Each participating Rotary member will be paired with a Pops Athlete.

The Rotary Club of Alpharetta will donate $2,500 to the Special Pops Foundation.

“I have been a Rotarian for 13 years, and this was one of the best and most rewarding events to be a part of. Special Pops Athletes are truly Special People,” said Alpharetta Rotarian Heather Demis.

Rotary Club of Alpharetta President Dan Merkel said, “We are excited about our participation with this great, local event.”

Special Populations Tennis Program Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization which offers an adaptive tennis program specifically designed to share the sport of tennis with children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Programs are offered free of charge to all skill levels, including those who have never played, and include year-round tennis instruction, league play and tournament competition.

Based in the metro-Atlanta area, Special Pops is a registered Community Tennis Association (CTA) of the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and is recognized by USTA Georgia as the primary CTA in Georgia for teaching tennis and training coaches to teach tennis to players with special needs. It is also an accredited agency of Special Olympics Georgia and the only tennis training arm for many local SOGA-accredited agencies.

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