The Behind-The-Scenes Dedicated Folks Who Unselfishly Continue To Give Back
The sizzling Summer of 2018 sure has lived up to its name. And it’s not about the high temperatures in Celsius or Fahrenheit, but it’s about the extensive work done by our very own Wounded Warrior founders and associate members. Throughout the year, these Warriors may not be seen or we may not hear or read about a lot of the duties being done behind the scenes for this outstanding program. Only weeks ago, Steve Kappes, Geoff Griffin, and Steve Weaver were given accolades and recognition for their extraordinary dedication and service to helping Wounded Warriors get their lives back.
Steve Kappes, Wounded Warrior Tennis San Diego Co-Founder, recently received an award by California 79th Assembly District Member Dr. Shirley Weber at the Capitol in Sacramento. Steve was chosen as her 2018 Veteran of the Year, an award based on his post Navy career and community service. “My role with the Wounded Warrior Tennis Program has a lot to do with that recognition,” Kappes said.
Geoff Griffin, Wounded Warrior Tennis San Diego Co-Founder, recently received the honorable Ben Press Award for outstanding community service to the tennis and military communities. Steve Kappes presented this prestigious award to Griffin during the 18th Annual Tennis Fest held at Balboa Tennis Club. The Ben Press Award is based on an American tennis player, coach, and writer and he was also one of the founders of World Team Tennis. With his impeccable playing and coaching career, Press’ contributions to the San Diego tennis community and worldwide have been set in stone. Press is one of first 10 inductees to be inducted into the San Diego Tennis Hall of Fame. Read more about this award here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Press.
Steve Weaver, Associate to Wounded Warrior Tennis, was recently featured in an online news outlet called Presstelgram.com. WWTP-San Diego helped inspire Weaver to start Wounded Warrior Tennis Program Long Beach in 2016. Weaver and WWTP-Long Beach have helped inspire and encourage hundreds of veterans to get ‘back in the game’. The game of life! Read the complete article here: Tennis clinic helps Long Beach Wounded Warriors get back in action:
In conclusion, the San Diego Wounded Warrior Tennis Program is not only heating up in the summertime, but it’s active all year long. Thank you to the Founders, Volunteers, and Supporters for the continued dedication and support of this worthy program!
Keep shining bright, our Warrior Stars of the Court!
To learn more, please visit us at SAN DIEGO WOUNDED WARRIOR TENNIS PROGRAM.