Posted: Monday, October 19, 2015 10:56 pm
Dalton resident Christina Amos recently worked with Michel Bates, director of tennis for the Dalton Parks and Recreation Department, to earn her Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouts.
The Gold Award requires more than 80 hours of volunteer work to complete a project and part of the requirement is sustainability. Amos worked with Bates and members from the Dalton State College tennis team to plan and conduct three free tennis clinics for children. Her main purpose behind this is her passion to help fight childhood obesity in the community. She also created and handed out brochures about healthy food choices and brought healthy snacks for the clinics.
Amos also saw the need for shade at the tennis center for spectators and players waiting to play. She took it upon herself to see this project completed. After working with Bates and comparing various systems, she choose a retractable system that can ...