Members of the Siena’s men’s and women’s tennis teams have volunteered their time this month to help out Albany’s 15-LOVE tennis program. The visit was part of a partnership between Siena student athletes and local community groups that falls under Siena’s Saints in the Community Program.
Siena’s tennis programs volunteered for clinics during the month of November and continue to deepen their engagement with 15-LOVE youth. This provides an opportunity for the student athletes to not only spread the love of the game they’ve grown up with, but spend time with their teammates off the court or field and work in the community that supports them.
“This is a very rewarding experience working with the kids from the program and the Siena players have have a lot of fun working with them,” said head coach Jeff Osborn.
The 15-LOVE Program has successfully completed over two decades of programming in the Capital Region. The late Arthur Ashe was instrumental in helping found the 15-LOVE Program. 15-Love’s mission is focused upon the whole child. It is a program of prevention.
15-LOVE operates throughout the Capital Region, with special emphasis on the inner cities of Albany, Troy, Schenectady and Rensselaer. Over the years, the program has evolved on a year round basis, impacting more than 45,000 youth and their families.