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Between May 21st and June 22nd the 2016 TD Tour took place. Twelve Philadelphia athletes toured the twenty-two TD bank branches in Philadelphia as well as visited corporate TD in Center City. The TD Tour is when Special Olympics athletes visit various TD Banks to thank them for their support and sponsorship throughout the year. The athletes who participated in the 2016 TD Tour are Megan Murphy, Cory Jenkins, Ryan Bogan, Daniel Amrik, Sharon Quarles, Ian Capacio, Allison “Allie” Rutizer, Craig Lawson, Joseph Yerkes, Lisa Barber, Tyreek Perkins and Adrienna Nieves.
These athletes had the opportunity to go behind the scenes of almost every TD bank they visited and see things the public cannot see. They were given the royal treatment and they could not contain their excitement. Athletes were able to talk to customers through the drive through window using a microphone, see where TD’s clients’ valuables are kept in the vault, learn what tellers do on a daily basis, assist tellers with deposits, withdrawals and other transactions, and some even got “locked” in the vault!
Each bank was extremely welcoming to our athletes providing snacks and small TD Bank themed items. Our Philadelphia athletes had a lot of fun getting to know our new TD friends and touring where they work! The smiles on their faces were contagious and the athletes had every TD worker laughing and smiling. Thank you to all of the TD Banks who hosted us and we cannot wait for next year!
In 2015, USTA Middle States partnered with Special Olympics of PA to offer additional tennis player opportunities. Join us on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm for the first SOPA Indoor Tennis Clinic and Team Tennis event at Hillcrest Racquet Club in Reading, PA (4401 Perkiomen Ave, Reading, PA 19606) that will feature an hour and a half of instructional clinic followed by team tennis match play.
This event is open to all SOPA athletes and adaptive tennis players for the following skill levels: traditional (yellow ball), green dot (full court, slightly lower compression ball), red ball short court (ideal for beginner players).
There is no cost to participate, but registration is required. Food and snacks will be provided. Click here to view and download an event flyer.