On August 28th, we held our ANNUAL Buddy Up for Life Summer Smash event, and this year was better than ever before! Our Columbus Athletes, Coaches, and other members of the Buddy Up for Life community enjoyed Zumba dancing with Kimberly Skeie, playing tennis with the Ohio State University Women’s Tennis team, and showcasing their tennis skills to all of the participants at Swim & Racquet and Players Club.

We are thankful for our generous sponsors who support our Athletes on the courts. A huge shoutout to Piada Italian Street Food, Safelite Autoglass, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream, Swim & Racquet Club, and Zumba with Kimberly Skeie for making this event possible and giving our Athletes an opportunity to share their tennis and fitness skills with the community.

Kimberly kicked the morning off with an energetic session of Zumba that helped get our Athletes, Coaches, and OSU Women’s team in the right mindset for a fun-filled event!

This was followed by the tennis portion of the morning where there was immense support from the participants, working on drills and games alongside our Athletes. Each Athlete then had the opportunity to share their skills with the community during a Star Level Showcase! Finally, the OSU Women’s team wrapped the event up with a display of their skills through a return-the-serve challenge!

Each year, the community rallies behind our Athletes at the Summer Smash, and 2021 was no different. So many wonderful skills being showcased, friends being made, and community members lifting each other up. We couldn’t do it without everyone’s dedication and support.  Check out more photos from this fun event HERE.

Don’t miss out on next year’s Summer Smash! We hope to see you there.