The Orthotic & Prosthetic Activities Foundation (OPAF) and North Carolina’s adaptive sport organization, Bridge II Sports, have received the 2013 Special Tennis Event of the Year award for the wheelchair and amputee tennis clinics they held across the Carolinas in June 2013. The award is presented by the United States Tennis Association (USTA) North Carolina. Robin Burton, OPAF’s executive director, has also been named the USTA North Carolina adaptive tennis committee chairperson for 2014.
Six wheelchair and amputee tennis clinics were hosted and sponsored by OPAF and Bridge II Sports over a five-day period. More than 75 participants and 125 volunteers attended. Clinics were underwritten in part by grant funding from USTA Wheelchair Tennis and USTA North Carolina.
In other related news, OPAF has announced that it has been awarded a $4,000 grant from the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Wheelchair Division for 2014.
“We are thrilled with this grant funding and the endorsement for the work that we are doing to bring more of the physically challenged population, whether wheelchair or ambulatory back to the game of tennis,” said Burton.