Rockets Spend Time Volunteering at Local Boys & Girls Club
Toledo, OH - The University of Toledo women's tennis team recently spent time volunteering at a local Boys & Girls Club. Players and coaches took a break from offseason training to provide tutoring for kids, as well as having some fun with ping pong, pool and air hockey.
The women's tennis team will go back to the Boys & Girls Club on Dec. 3.
"It is so important for our athletes to give back to the Toledo community," head coach Tracy Mauntler said. "I believe Rocket student-athletes can be such great role models for these kids. I know that these experiences help to shape our athletes as well, showing them the importance of helping others."
Boys & Girls Clubs of Toledo is part of a national network of affiliated Clubs. The national organization, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, began in 1860 with several women in Hartford, Conn. Believing that boys who roamed the streets should have a positive alternative, they organized the first Club. Their mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need support the most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.
This is just another example of Rocket student-athletes doing their part to make a positive impact on the Toledo community. The women's tennis team commences its dual-match schedule on Jan. 23 at Ohio State.