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New Albany, OH 43054

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Buddy Up

Buddy Up Tennis is a weekly, high-energy 90-minute program focused on adaptive tennis, fitness, and fun for children and adults with Down Syndrome.


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Danielle Stucke

Danielle Stucke

Volunteer

Galloway, OH

September 15, 2015

Buddy Up

This was a great experience and I'm excited to go again!

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Suzanne Coates Brown

Suzanne Coates Brown

Volunteer

Columbus, OH

July 31, 2014

Rewarding Experience!

What a great experience spending last Saturday morning playing tennis with the Buddy Up program! As a volunteer, you will break a sweat & get a workout on the court with your athlete. But it's not just about the tennis--in fact, you really don't even need to know much about it at all. It's about the passion and energy of the athletes and coaches, those high fives when the athletes succeed, and just watching them feel like rock stars when they are on the court!

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Justin Kornicki

Justin Kornicki

Volunteer

Columbus, OH

July 28, 2014

Get Ready to Sweat!

This was an incredible experience. I am so excited that BESA has now added this to it's monthly line up of exciting opportunities. This event will definitely keep you on your toes. It was not only a great physical activity, but also a very rewarding one. I truly felt as though I made a difference, even if it was a small one.

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Lori Lutz

Lori Lutz

Volunteer

Columbus, OH

July 28, 2014

AMAZING!!!

I am still high with joy from the Buddy Up experience over the weekend!! The athletes and coaches were high-energy and eager to have fun! The time flew by!
My 'mighty star' athlete received 'athlete of the day' :) - it was truly such an amazing experience... canNOT wait for the next time Besa posts this opportunity!!!

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Colin Ferguson

Colin Ferguson

Volunteer

Columbus, OH

July 28, 2014

Awesome event!

Buddy Up was a great, if not one of the best volunteer opportunities I have participated in with Besa.

The Athletes with Down Syndrome and the Buddy Up staff that we were working with were truly amazing. When the description mentions it's a 'high-energy' event - this doesn't do justice: prepare to have fun, laugh, smile, and get a great work out in with your Athlete.

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Empower Special Needs Youth Through Sport!

Empower Special Needs Youth Through Sport!

No prior tennis or fitness experience is required!

Date: October 28 | Time: 8:00 am - 11:15 am

Venue: Wickertree Tennis & Fitness Club

Address:
5760 Maple Canyon Avenue
Columbus, OH 43229

Details:

Buddy Up Tennis is a weekly, high-energy 90-minute program focused on adaptive tennis, fitness, and fun for children and adults with Down Syndrome. The program provides an enjoyable and supportive environment where the youth can learn and play tennis while engaging in activities that improve their athletic, social and emotional development. 
 
Buddies (volunteers!) are the nucleus of the Buddy Up program and the primary reason the program.  No tennis skills are required.  The most important qualities: a positive attitude, willingness to help, and being ready for a fun and rewarding experience! Each individual with Down syndrome is partnered with a Buddy Volunteer who provides encouragement, coaching, and support.  
  • Buddies have fun building and fostering new relationships with Athletes and gaining a unique and rewarding perspective on life. 
  • A short introduction will be provided at 8:00a to orient you with the program.
  • Wear comfortable/workout clothes. You will break a sweat! 
  • Returning Volunteers: If you already went through orientation, you do not need to show up until 9:20a.
  • Become a #besahero. Sign up, today!
 
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Empower Special Needs Youth Through Sport!

Empower Special Needs Youth Through Sport!

No prior tennis or fitness experience is required!

Date: November 18 | Time: 8:00 am - 11:15 am

Venue: Wickertree Tennis & Fitness Club

Address:
5760 Maple Canyon Avenue
Columbus, OH 43229

Details:

Buddy Up Tennis is a weekly, high-energy 90-minute program focused on adaptive tennis, fitness, and fun for children and adults with Down Syndrome. The program provides an enjoyable and supportive environment where the youth can learn and play tennis while engaging in activities that improve their athletic, social and emotional development. 
 
Buddies (volunteers!) are the nucleus of the Buddy Up program and the primary reason the program.  No tennis skills are required.  The most important qualities: a positive attitude, willingness to help, and being ready for a fun and rewarding experience! Each individual with Down syndrome is partnered with a Buddy Volunteer who provides encouragement, coaching, and support.  
  • Buddies have fun building and fostering new relationships with Athletes and gaining a unique and rewarding perspective on life. 
  • A short introduction will be provided at 8:00a to orient you with the program.
  • Wear comfortable/workout clothes. You will break a sweat! 
  • Returning Volunteers: If you already went through orientation, you do not need to show up until 9:20a.
  • Become a #besahero. Sign up, today!
 
Sign up for this event