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Arthur Ashe Kids' Day is A-OK for New York Special Olympics Group

October 12, 2012 11:58 AM
The USTA extended invitations to various adaptive tennis groups in the area, including athletes from the New York Special Olympics Hudson Valley Region, to attend Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day (AAKD). The day was a perfect blend of fun and entertainment! 
The AAKD stadium show treated these athletes to some fabulous tennis from superstars such as Novak Djokovic and Mardy Fish, and celebrities Carly Rae Jepson and Olympic Medalist, Missy Franklin to name a few. Glee’s Matthew Morrison also made an entertaining cameo as the chair umpire. The stadium erupted in excitement as the players and stars spontaneously began singing "Call Me Maybe" in the middle of the celebrity match.  The fans joined the star-studded flash mob.
The Westchester Tennis group from the Special Olympics Hudson Valley Region had an amazing time and reported that this year’s AAKD was A-OK!
The group that attended represented players of varying skill levels with the common denominator that they all enjoy tennis! They had recently competed in the New York Special Olympics State Summer Games. Dina Adimari and Rich Kamerman are the volunteer coaches. Court time is also donated for indoor tennis practices.
For more information about New York Special Olympics Hudson Valley Region, click here.