United Cerebral Palsy of West Alabama celebrates coaches

By WVUA23 News Student Reporter Gracie Fusco

For the next eight weeks, the Tuscaloosa Tennis Center is bringing clients with United Cerebral Palsy of West Alabama together through the game of tennis.

Thursday was a special day as UCP celebrated and thanked the coaches who took the time to teach and work so well with the clients.

“It’s a great day for a celebration,” said Tuscaloosa Tennis Association board member Wendy Buchheit. “The flowers were much appreciated, but mostly it’s all the hugs and smiles that make me cry. That’s just really special.”

Through tennis, UCP members are spending time outside, learning a new skill, bonding and filling the court with laughter and hugs.

“We’ve been doing this for two years, providing an opportunity to do something that they would never have an opportunity to do and that’s play tennis,” said UCP Chief Development Officer Becci Hauser.

If you want to volunteer or get involved you can head over to their Facebook page at United Cerebral Palsy of West Alabama for more information.


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