USTA New England Gets Moving in Central Falls
Olivia Massey, Sports Marketing Intern | June 12, 2018
CENTRAL FALLS, RI- The tradition continued on Saturday, June 9, as nearly 300 people attended the eighth annual Let’s Move Fitness Festival held at the Francis Corrigan Sports Complex in Central Falls, RI. The free fundraiser was put on by The Learning Community Charter School to get kids and families outside to celebrate the importance of health and wellness.
As part of USTA New England’s ongoing Hispanic outreach efforts, the organization partnered with The Learning Community to promote the Central Falls Summer Food Service Program. USTANE staff and volunteers built pop-up tennis courts and provided kids of all ages and abilities the opportunity to learn and play tennis. Kids also took home some great prizes from Babolat, KYSEK and Net Generation.
“Thank you to USTA New England for joining us and supporting our fitness festival. ADVERTISEMENT The tennis station was our most popular attraction of the afternoon,” said Ella Rodriguez, physical education teacher at The Learning Community.
In addition to tennis, kids participated in activities such as rock climbing, relay races, lawn games and a bounce house.
“Outreach to the Hispanic community is of great importance to USTA New England and our USTA National Office. We are always happy to bring our great sport to all communities,” said Chantal Roche, USTA New England Diversity & Inclusion Manager. “The event was a true success, and with tennis being the most popular sport of the day, it proves the need for alternative sports programming in Central Falls.”
The Central Falls Summer Food Service Program kicks off on June 27. To learn more about the program, visit their website.