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High school student athletes volunteer with annual Play Day

May 31, 2006 03:14 PM


The annual Atlantic Beach fun-for-all end of the year Play Day was held at Atlantic Beach Elementary School (ABES) May 12 for nearly 400 elementary students.

ABES teacher and Fletcher High School (FHS) Tennis Coach Penny Rauckis rounds up FHS athletes each year to help with the year-end Play Day.

High school athletes ranged from tennis, football, track, volleyball, cheerleading, basketball and baseball players.  The second through fifth graders learned the ins and outs of their favorite sports; and the high school students received community service hours.

“The high school athletes look forward to the Play Day almost as much as the elementary students do,” USTA Florida Community Consultant Dede Allen said.  “Everyone has a good time – the kids look forward to it every year.  It’s an indication that summer is just around the corner!”






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