Submitted by Christine Goldman
STRIDE Adaptive Sports has named Dave Graham as Volunteer of the Year and Joe Pierson as Athlete of the year. Dave Graham serves as program leader for STRIDE Tennis. He began his journey with STRIDE in 2010 when he was looking for a sports program for his son who has autism. After the positive experiences he and his son had with STRIDE, Dave agreed to take over the tennis program which was a fledgling summer event. He created a tennis curriculum and format for individuals with disabilities including wheelchair tennis players that emphasizes basic fundamental tennis skills while providing the opportunity for social interaction and a place to have fun. After over a decade of
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