Commack High School Tennis Team Aces Autism Awareness

i Jun 2nd 2 Comments by

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 was a perfect day for Commack High School’s 5th Annual Student/Teacher Doubles Tournament fundraiser “Tennis for Autism”  to raise awareness of autism and NSSA.

Proceeds from the fundraiser were generously donated to NSSA.

nssa nassau suffolk services for autism adults services commack tennis fundraiser 6.1.16 3

Shane Helfner, President of the Suffolk County Tennis Coach’s Association, spearheads this event each year – we’re so fortunate to have such good friends and supporters in the community.

nssa nassau suffolk services for autism adults services commack tennis fundraiser 6.1.16 2IMG_5309

Family and friends, staff and students came out to support the event and players. There was such a genuine feeling of camaraderie among the tennis team and faculty players.

nssa nassau suffolk services for autism adults services commack tennis fundraiser 6.1.16 2IMG_5298

nssa nassau suffolk services for autism adults services commack tennis fundraiser 6.1.16 1IMG_5292

nssa nassau suffolk services for autism adults services commack tennis fundraiser 6.1.16 2IMG_5346

nssa nassau suffolk services for autism adults services commack tennis fundraiser 6.1.16 5

nssa nassau suffolk services for autism adults services commack tennis fundraiser 6.1.16 4

nssa nassau suffolk services for autism adults services commack tennis fundraiser 6.1.16 2IMG_5345

nssa nassau suffolk services for autism adults services commack tennis fundraiser 6.1.16 2IMG_5372

nssa nassau suffolk services for autism adults services commack tennis fundraiser 6.1.16 6

nssa nassau suffolk services for autism adults services commack tennis fundraiser 6.1

Raffle prizes were announced near the end of the event and there were many happy winners.

nssa nassau suffolk services for autism adults services commack tennis fundraiser 6.1.16 2IMG_5403

Everyone who participated received a medal and the top four places in the tournament received trophies. But everyone involved in the event – from students and faculty, to Shane and parents – are winners as far as we’re concerned.

nssa nassau suffolk services for autism adults services commack tennis fundraiser 6.1.16 8

nssa nassau suffolk services for autism adults services commack tennis fundraiser 6.1.16 10

nssa nassau suffolk services for autism adults services commack tennis fundraiser 6.1.16 9

nssa nassau suffolk services for autism adults services commack tennis fundraiser 6.1.16 11

Thank you Commack HS Boys Varsity Tennis Team, Commack High School faculty, and Shane Helfner for helping to raise awareness of autism and Nassau Suffolk Services for Autism.