OPAF receives USTA grant, Allard support

The Orthotic and Prosthetic Activities Foundation and The First Clinics announced that it is the recipient of a United States Tennis Association Wheelchair Tennis Grant.

The $1,500 grant is to be used to promote both wheelchair and adaptive tennis, according to a press release.

“Our plans are to use the funds in our new home state of North Carolina to host a Wheelchair and Adaptive coaches workshop to broaden the knowledge of tennis instructors in the Carolina area and expand both wheelchair and adaptive tennis,” Robin Burton, executive director of OPAF, stated in the release. “Everyone deserves quality instruction on the tennis court and beyond, so let’s get them out there and provide it with the assistance of USTA and other likeminded adaptive recreation organizations.”

Sponsors who continue to help fund OPAF include Allard USA, which has become the first Silver Level Sponsor for 2013, making this the third consecutive year that Allard has served as a silver level sponsor of OPAF and the First Clinics.

“We are thrilled that Allard USA has once again chosen to support the work of OPAF and The First Clinics,” Burton said. “We are making a difference in the lives of those with physical challenges each and every day.”

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