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UTSC students, faculty and staff invited to court 2015 Games visitors, athletes

Volunteer opportunities abound for the upcoming PanAm & Parapan American Games including as members of the Wheelchair Tennis Sports Organizing Committee. (Photo by Ken Jones)

Welcoming the world to The University of Scarborough for the 2015 PanAm & Parapan American Games is an opportunity to showcase the campus’ community spirit and unique qualities.

The Parapan tennis competitions on the campus give students, staff and faculty another way to contribute to an outstanding visitor experience—as members of the Wheelchair Tennis Sports Organizing Committee.

“Our history of developing and delivering an outstanding wheelchair tennis program was the catalyst for the new facility and being named host venue for the Parapan tennis competition,” says Scott McRoberts, director of athletics and recreation.  “The UTSC community has a front-of-the-line opportunity to build on that success and be part of the Games experience.”

The Sports Organizing Committee, which engages with athletes, visitors and Games organizers, is responsible for athlete services and access crew. Committee members are selected based on their tennis knowledge and on their experience with the sport and with the delivery of customer service.

Students are also invited to experience centre court as members of ball crew.  More than scrambling for errant shots, the ball crew must also pay attention to the nuances of the match while ensuring the players’ stock of towels, water and other amenities is close to hand.  The field maintenance crew is another area looking for assistance from students who are keen to be a part of the Games.

Students who volunteer for the Games can receive advantages with OSAP, including deferred payment and grace period extensions.  

All those interested in these volunteer opportunities are invited to contact wheelchairtennis@toronto2015.org




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