Our BSAC family thanks you for your amazing support of our Casino Royale fundraiser, held Feb. 17 at The Regent. It was great to meet and greet with our BSAC family, friends, and supporters, to ensure all children, regardless of family income, can avail themselves of our rich and varied programs, including TRIDENT, tennis, After-School All-Stars, and Blue Wave Swimming.
“Everybody who works at BSAC and who is a member here, we’re all in this together, as a family,” says Tracy Pellegrino, with her daughter, Emma, a Burns Middle School student, who learned to swim at BSAC as an infant and now attends the BSAC After-School All-Stars program.
If “Pellegrino” sounds familiar, you’re right to assume BSAC’s newly hired membership services director has family ties to Pellegrino Car Care, once in business at Moon Avenue and State Road 60, where a bank stands today. “Even now people come in to BSAC, they
“I spent more hours on the pool deck than you can possibly imagine,” said proud BSAC parent and Brandon Rotary Club member Chuck Colwill, right, at the 50-meter pool and diving well at the nonprofit Brandon Sports an Aquatic Center, whose Blue Wave Swimming athletes have competed in five Olympic games — in Barcelona (1992), Atlanta (1996), Sydney (2000), Athens (2004) and Beijing (2008). “I’ve seen this place in lots of different ways.”
“When I was here as a parent, I was pr
Judy Moore’s son, Nathan, in the fall of 2000, started a tennis program for intellectually disabled athletes, for community service hours at Jesuit High School of Tampa. Judy helped out the first year, then took over the program when her son went off to college. Some 17 years later, close to 100 athletes continue to attend Tennis For Fun clinics, held weekly on court space donated by the nonprofit Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center, committed to impacting lives daily.
“We’re in our 17th