Bulls Pay Tribute to Military Veterans in Tampa
By TOM ZEBOLD
USF Senior Writer
TAMPA – The USF men’s tennis team paid tribute to the men and women that have fought valiantly for our country by spending a few unforgettable hours at the National Wheelchair Games on Wednesday.
Head coach Matt Hill was accompanied by USF stars Roberto Cid and Federico Sabogal at the Hillsborough Community College tennis courts not far from Raymond James Stadium, where they ran through drills and gained valuable friendships with some of the veterans.
“I was thankful for the experience. It’s so inspiring to see veterans out there playing tennis,” Cid said.
The National Wheelchair Games took place July 13 through Thursday and featured more than 15 different athletic events across Tampa.
“One of our main goals moving forward now that we’ve got our team in place is to reach out to the community and do various events like this to build relationships with the different tennis communities,” Hill said. “Tampa is such a huge tennis town and we want to get out there and get to know these people. It was a real extra special event meeting veterans of our military. It was really fun.”
Learn more about the National Wheelchair Games HERE.