IJP Tennis is deeply committed to the autism/ASD community in Arizona. So, we couldn't be more pleased to join the ACEing Autism team. In the coming months, we'll be supporting ACEing Austim in three ways. Please see the exciting activities below. We'd be thrilled if you will join us.
Starting in October 2017, we are going to bring adaptive tennis lessons to our home courts at Arcadia High School. ACEing Autism's unique curriculum uses tennis to help the children connect with others. The program is for children, ages 5 to 18, on the autism spectrum. To maximize the impact of the program, we hope to pair each participant with a volunteer. We are actively seeking both participants and volunteers for our Fall 2017 session.
In September, Elana's sister, Nicole, and her partner, Fred, are traveling to Tanzania to climb Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for ACEing Autism. Our friends at ACEing Autism have kitted out Nicole and Fred in some great gear, and have set up a fundraising page for their adventure. All proceeds will go directly to ACEing Autism to support its mission.
We'll be chronicling their journey on our social media channels. Follow us on:
The Autism Speaks Walk in Arizona is on October 29, 2017 at Tempe Beach Park. Chad and Elana have started Team ACEing Autism. We have two goals: (i) raise money for autism research, programming, and advocacy; and (ii) raise awareness of ACEing Autism in Arizona. Half of the money raised will go to support Autism Speaks, and importantly, the other half will stay here in Arizona, going to the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC). ACEing Autism is going to provide our team with t-shirts and and other ACEing Autism gear to ensure the autism community in Arizona knows that an adaptive tennis program is now available.