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Monthly News & Updates

February 2023 | Vol. 10

Volunteer Season

Spring Needs

Winter is here (although it doesn’t feel that way) but Spring is coming!

Waco is getting ready to host a number of exciting events for the community to engage and participate in and we need your help!  From Professional Tennis Tournaments hosted at Baylor to Spartan Races to Rowing to Robotics competitions we need over 1,200+ volunteers for our spring events.  

If you, your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, teammates, whoever you do life with- are looking for ways to serve together, build memories, or earn community service hours- look no farther than our calendar of events. 

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TEAM Waco 2023

TEAM Waco applications are open and off to a fast start.  Thank you to our sponsors that are making this opportunity possible and helping us serve this community.  TEAM Waco is investing over $30,000 of memberships, coaching/mentorship, equipment, and race entries into our local athletes.  Thank you for seeing the life transformation in these atheltes and those that hear their stories.  We’re excited to see who will be part of this year’s TEAM Waco and how they will inspire those around them. 

If you’re interested in learning more and joining, apply here by February 19th!

Upcoming Events

Check out what events are coming up in Waco and how you can get involved.

Sponsorship Opportunities

We have new opportunities to partner with FIRST Robitics, Spartan 5K, Kentucky Derby Watch Party, and our Mother’s Day Run at Waco Surf.  Please email [email protected] if you are interested in learning about sponsorship opportunities with these new events for your business.

GWSC Volunteer Opportunities

We are in need of hundreds of volunteers for our upcoming events.  

Click here to check out upcoming opportunities.



Texas Tennis Classic

(2/26-3/5 @ Baylor)


FIRST Robotics Competition

(3/2-3/4 @ BASE)


Baylor Spartan Stadion 


(4/1/23 @ McLane Stadium)


Unbound’s Light Up the Dark 5K



Texas Rowing Championships

(4/22-23 @ Trading House Lake) 


Kentucky Derby Watch Party

(5/6/23 @ Milo All Day)


Mother’s Day Weekend 10K/5K/FunRun

(5/13 @ Waco Surf)


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A Word from Dr. Adesina


It is important for young athletes to incorporate stretching into their routine to improve flexibility and range of motion, which can help prevent injuries. The AAP recommends that young athletes stretch at least 3 days a week, holding each stretch for 15-30 seconds. It is also important for young athletes to stretch both before and after physical activity.

Dynamic stretching, which involves movement and can be done before physical activity, is generally more effective for young athletes than static stretching, which involves holding a stretch in a stationary position and is best done after physical activity. Examples of dynamic stretches include leg swings and arm circles. Static stretches, on the other hand, include stretches such as the seated forward bend or the standing quad stretch.

It is also important for young athletes to stretch all major muscle groups, including the legs, back, chest, and arms. Stretching should be done gently and without bouncing, as this can lead to muscle strain.

In addition to regular stretching, the AAP also recommends that young athletes warm up before physical activity and cool down afterwards. A warm-up should consist of light cardiovascular activity, such as jogging or jumping jacks, followed by dynamic stretches specific to the activity being performed. A cool-down should consist of light cardiovascular activity and static stretches.

Overall, it is important for young athletes to incorporate stretching into their routine to improve flexibility, range of motion, and prevent injuries. By following the recommendations from the AAP, young athletes can safely and effectively stretch to improve their performance and reduce their risk of injury.

At Ascension Medical Group Providence Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, our team offers a comprehensive pediatric & adolescent sports medicine program for young athletes. For appointments, please call 254-752-9638.

Executive Director's Message

It’s incredible that we’re already a month into the year, but I can’t tell you how excited I am about what’s on the calendar for this community.  We are actively working with our volunteers on forming our new events committee, recruiting new events, and working on the planning and execution of these Spring 2023 events. 

Did you know Waco is about to host an ATP Tournament at Baylor?  That’s top 250 ranked Tennis pros that play all over the world… here in Waco! They need over 600 volunteers from 2/26- 3/5.  They have 3 hour time slots nearly every day and are in big need of Ball Runners (those amazing folks that chase down the tennis balls during each match) as well as other host positions.  There’s opportunities for all ages to get involved    

We’re also hosting a FIRST Robotics Competition at BASE March 2-4, which is a great opportunity for anyone with kids that has a passion for engineering or STEM activities.

April is going to be jam packed.  We’ll need volunteers for the new Spartan 5K obstacle course at McLane Stadium on April 1st (more exciting news to come) followed by the Texas Rowing Championship later in the month.  Both these events need local help and have sponsorship opportunities available.

Lastly, the Greater Waco Sports Commission could really use your help with our inaugural Kentucky Derby Watch Party hosted at Milo All Day and then the following week we’re bringing back our Mother’s Day Weekend 10K/5K/Fun Run!  Can’t wait to celebrate life and serve with you Waco!