Panthers Set To Partner Up With Athletes For Autism
Dec. 22, 2012
MILWAUKEE - The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee women's basketball team will spend an afternoon this holiday season teaming up with "Athletes for Autism" at one of its games.
The Panthers will welcome the foundation, members, friends and families that will be in attendance when they take on Drake in a 3 p.m. start Saturday, Dec. 29.
Following the game, the entire coaching staff and all team members will host a clinic on the court that will consist of drills, skill stations and an autograph session.
"Partnering with `Athletes for Autism' is exactly what our program is about," Milwaukee head coach Kyle Rechlicz said. "Our players are given such an amazing opportunity here at UWM and it is only fitting that we give back to the community in some way. This clinic is a great way for our players to grow as individuals."
According to its website (www.athletesforautismfoundation.org), "Athletes for Autism" works to increase public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people on the spectrum. It advocates for appropriate services and fitness options for individuals. It also provides the latest information regarding treatment and education to families. They are dedicated to raising funds necessary to promote tolerance, understanding, advocacy and acceptance to support families affected by autism.
For more information on "Athletes for Autism", contact Ronny Thompson, director, at Ronny.Thompson@yahoo.com.