Boston College Women's and Men's Tennis Teams Volunteer Time at Campus School
Dec. 16, 2013
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass.- Boston College women's and men's tennis teams volunteered their time on Monday, December 9, and presented a tennis workshop to students at the Campus School.
The event was a collaborative plan organized by Karen Rocco, one of the Campus School OT's, and junior Sarah Dalton, a member of the women's tennis team and a leadership chair in the official undergraduate student club Campus School Volunteers of BC (CSVBC). Dalton also serves as one of two BC student-athlete liaisons to the Campus School.
"I've done work with the Campus School since my freshman year," said Dalton. "Last year they mentioned wanting to get athletics more involved so I figured it was easy to get the tennis team involved because we have a small number of people and it is easy to facilitate. Last year we did something similar in the Plex and we have really had a blast working with the Campus School."
The event was originally scheduled to take place in the Plex, but due to weather conditions the students could not make it down, so Dalton and other members of the tennis team brought the event up to the Campus School.
In addition to learning tennis skills, many Campus School students were able to work on their individual goals such as maintaining grasps, working on fine and gross motor skills, ambulating with gate trainers and harnesses, and visually attending in an activity.
"The Campus School students, staff and volunteers were thrilled to host the tennis teams for this interactive and inspiring workshop", said Sean Schofield, volunteer coordinator of the Campus School. "Not even mother nature's wrath could keep the event from happening."
The Boston College Campus School educates students ages 3-21 with multiple disabilities, including complex health care needs. The program provides student-centered educational and therapeutic services in a school-based setting.