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Volley Against Violence (VAV) is a group of programs designed and offered by Sportsmens’ as an effort to decrease youth violence among Boston area youth by providing them with a positive experiences, skill building to promote positive decision making and connections to adult role models, including Boston Police Officers.


VAV In the News

Volley Against Violence: Kids Engage With Cops Through Tennis

When the Cary Leeds Tennis Center and New York Junior Tennis Learning (NYJTL) approached Deputy Inspector Ernest Morales III, Commanding Officer of the 42 Precinct, ... Read More

Battling drug use with tennis is this Boston cop’s racket

Every Friday night, Frank Williams and his fellow Boston police officers give free tennis lessons to kids in South Boston. Williams says drug use is ... Read More

Volley Against Violence Atlanta launched on April 15, 2016

The Chattahoochee Foundation and The Atlanta Youth Tennis and Education Foundation are two local non-profit organizations that both aim to empower underprivileged youth to learn ... Read More

Volley Against Violence on the Today Show

We’re thrilled to announce that the segment on Volley Against Violence is currently scheduled to air this coming Tuesday morning, April 19th, on your local ... Read More