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USTA Serves to Host Second Annual Pro-AM in the Hamptons

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USTA SERVES TO HOST SECOND ANNUAL PRO-AM IN THE HAMPTONS

Event to Raise Funds in Support of USTA Serves and USTA Player Development

Sotheby’s Auction House to Sponsor Evening Reception

at The Bridge in Bridgehampton

 

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., August 1, 2013 – USTA Serves, the national charitable foundation of the United States Tennis Association (USTA), today announced it will host its second annual Pro-Am in the Hamptons, Thursday, August 22 in East Hampton, N.Y., beginning with a doubles round robin tournament, and an evening reception sponsored by Sotheby’s Auction House. Both events will serve to raise money to help fund college scholarships and program grants to community-based tennis and education programs throughout the country, and help fund USTA Player Development efforts to develop world-class American tennis players.

 

The day will kick off at noon with the Pro-Am at the East Hampton Indoor Tennis Club, featuring four-time Grand Slam singles champion and former world No. 1, Jim Courier; current world No. 22 and No. 2-ranked American men’s player Sam Querrey, and current world No. 15 and No. 2-ranked American women’s player Sloane Stephens, all of whom will be paired with foundation donors.

 

USTA Serves is hosting a sunset cocktail reception at The Bridge in Bridgehampton, N.Y., at 6 pm. Honored guests include former world No.1 and International Tennis Hall of Famer John McEnroe, who will meet with guests throughout the evening. Sotheby’s Auction House will be the premier sponsor of the event.

 

“We are looking forward to another great day of tennis in the Hamptons for a second year,” said Dan Faber, USTA Serves Executive Director. “I’m delighted to have East Hampton Indoor Tennis Club and The Bridge once again serve as hosts for a spectacular day. We are thankful to our tennis legends as well as our  rising stars of today’s game, along with our sponsors and other participants, all of whom are coming together to support the missions of USTA Serves and USTA Player Development.”

 

“The event is a great opportunity to raise awareness of the USTA’s continued efforts of building and cultivating the sport of tennis as a result of the tremendous work of USTA Serves and USTA Player Development,” said Patrick McEnroe, General Manager of USTA Player Development. “This is a great opportunity for attendees to lend their support to both great causes.”

 

To date, USTA Serves has awarded more than $15 million in grants and scholarships to people and programs throughout the country in an effort to  provide at-risk and underserved youth with greater opportunities to realize success. The mission of USTA Player Development is to develop world-class American players through a clearly-defined training structure and competitive pathway, as well as through the implementation of a comprehensive coaching philosophy and structure.

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USTA Serves to Grant $395,000 in College Scholaships

 

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., June 20, 2013 – USTA Serves, the National Charitable Foundation of the United States Tennis Association (USTA), today announced that it will grant 58 high school students a variety of college scholarships totaling $395,000.

 

An objective of USTA Serves is to encourage children to pursue their goals and highest dreams by succeeding in school and becoming responsible citizens.  Each year, USTA Serves awards scholarships to deserving youth who have participated in USTA and other organized youth tennis programs, have demonstrated high academic achievement and require financial assistance for college matriculation.

 

“For many years, USTA Serves has proudly awarded students throughout the country for their outstanding achievements on and off the tennis court,” said Dan Faber, USTA Serves Executive Director. “I am excited that we can play a role toward their continuous excellence in academics, as well as their drive to succeed within this great sport. We look to them as the next great leaders, scholars and champions, and for that, USTA Serves congratulates them on their future endeavors.”

 

The following scholarships will be granted to high school seniors:

 

Marian Wood Baird Scholarship Award (Student receives $15,000 award)

Awarded to one high school senior who has excelled academically, demonstrated achievements in leadership and participated extensively in an organized community tennis program, the Marian Wood Baird Scholarship was created by the Baird family and named in honor of the late Marian Wood Baird, who had been recognized by the USTA for over 40 years of volunteer service.  The 2013 recipient is Beech Grove High School senior Haley Bougher of Indianapolis.

 

Dwight F. Davis Memorial Scholarship (Students each receive $10,000 award)

The Dwight F. Davis Memorial Scholarship is granted to two high school seniors who have performed with distinction and have actively participated in extracurricular activities, community service and an organized tennis program.  The award is named for Dwight Filley Davis, who began playing tennis at the age of 15 in 1894.  In 1900, the year he graduated from college, Davis purchased a 217-troy ounce silver bowl as a prize for an international lawn tennis competition, marking the birth of the Davis Cup.  Davis became president of the U.S. Lawn Tennis Association in 1923.  His grandson, Dwight F. Davis, III, created the scholarship to honor his grandfather’s achievements and contributions to tennis.  The 2013 recipients are Ravenwood High School senior Vivian Hao of Franklin, Tenn., and Cooper City High School senior Vincent Ong of Cooper City, Fla.

 

Dwight Mosley Scholarship Award (Students each receive $10,000 award)

The Dwight Mosley Scholarship is presented to two USTA-ranked high school seniors of ethnically diverse heritages who have excelled academically and participated extensively in an organized community tennis program.  This scholarship was named in memory of Dwight A. Mosley, the first African-American elected to the USTA Board of Directors.  It was created with input from the USTA Multicultural Participation Committee and supports the Level One Priority of Diversity within the USTA.  The 2013 recipients are Newport High School senior Angela Chen of Bellevue, Wash., and Odyssey Charter School senior Marvin Pagayonan of Las Vegas.

 

Rosalind Walter Scholarship Award (Students each receive $10,000 award)

The Rosalind Walter Scholarship is presented to two high school seniors who are academically achieving students of good character and who share Walter’s belief in always putting forth one’s best effort and in giving back to one’s community to make it a better place. The scholarship is named in honor of Rosalind Palmer Walter, an active member of the USTA Serves Board since its inception. Walter was responsible for funding the first USTA Serves scholarship in 1994. The 2013 recipients are Pueblo West High School senior Lauren Howe-Kerr of Pueblo West, Colo., and University School of Jackson senior James-Roland Markos of Jackson, Tenn.

 

Eve Kraft Education & College Scholarship (Students receive $2,500 award)

The Eve Kraft Education & College Scholarship is bestowed upon two high school seniors, one male and one female, who have excelled academically, demonstrated community service, played tennis in an organized program and who reside in an economically disadvantaged community.  This scholarship is named in memory of Eve Kraft of Princeton, N.J., a tennis pioneer who introduced thousands of young people to tennis, particularly in disadvantaged communities.  The 2013 recipients are Stanton College Prep senior Lara Dedic of Jacksonville, Fla., and State College Area High School senior Cooper Josephs of State College, Pa.

 

USTA Serves College Education Scholarship (Students each receive $8,000 award)

USTA Serves awards college scholarships annually to high school seniors who have excelled academically, demonstrated community service and participated in an organized tennis program. This year’srecipients include:

 

 

USTA Serves College Textbook Scholarship (Students each receive $1,000) 

USTA Serves has established a college textbook scholarship that provides a one-time award to assist students in purchasing textbooks or supplies. This year’s recipients include:

 

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Dan Faber Named USTA Serves Executive Director

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., May 20, 2013 – The United States Tennis Association (USTA) and USTA Serves announced that Dan Faber has been named Executive Director of USTA Serves, the national charitable foundation of the USTA. In this role, Faber will be dedicated to increasing the outreach of the 19-year-old foundation and continuing its mission of changing lives through tennis and education. Faber is based in the USTA’s White Plains, N.Y., headquarters and will assume his new role today.

 

“I am proud to welcome Dan Faber to the national USTA family and applaud his successful track record and endless commitment to integrating tennis and education,” said Gordon Smith, USTA Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer. “Dan not only brings an incredible level of expertise in helping youth benefit from an involvement in our sport, but also a profound skill in the ability to procure the necessary funding to continuously maximize that effort. It’s evident that his diligence and commitment to the philanthropic sector will be integral to upholding USTA Serves’ mission and to taking its good work to a new and exciting level.”

 

Faber brings 13 years of experience working in the tennis and education field, integrating the two sectors to achieve a multitude of successes in the areas of fundraising, programming and strategic planning. Most recently, Faber served as the Executive Director of NJTL of Trenton in Trenton, N.J. The organization is one of hundreds of chapters affiliated with the USTA National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) network.

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USTA Serves Hands Out $1.7 Million in Grants in 2012

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From the USTA: WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., January 10, 2013 USTA Serves, the National Charitable Foundation of the United States Tennis Association, announced today that it has granted 34 community tennis and education organizations in the U.S. more than $340,000 in grants. Combined with scholarship awards, USTA Serves distributed $1.7 million in 2012.

 

The bi-annual grant process, a national initiative of USTA Serves, was developed to provide disadvantaged, at-risk youth with the opportunity to participate in tennis and strive for academic excellence, and to help combat childhood obesity by promoting healthy lifestyles. To date, USTA Serves has disbursed more than $11 million to 236 programs that support its mission.

 

“USTA Serves is happy to support these organizations throughout the country who strive to provide systemic change for America’s youth, by promoting tennis and education,” says Deborah Larkin, Executive Director, USTA Serves. “These organizations share our belief that tennis, combined with education, can have a lasting effect on the lives of children and help pave the way to a brighter future for them. It’s an honor to support these organizations, and we applaud them in their efforts.”

 

The grant recipients are chosen by a Grant Proposal Review Committee comprised of USTA Serves board members and USTA national staff, with important input from USTA sections and committee personnel. Grants are awarded to programs that successfully demonstrate the ability to provide quality programming and measurable outcomes.

 

The following programs were awarded 2012 year-end grants by USTA Serves:

 

  1. Aceing Autism Inc.,Los Angeles
  2. Adaptive Tennis Association Of North Carolina, Raleigh, N.C.
  3. Carl E. Sanders Family YMCA at Buckhead, Atlanta, Ga.
  4. Currey Ingram Academy, Brentwood, Tenn.
  5. Dallas Tennis Association, Addison, Tex.
  6. Fairmount Park Conservancy, Philadelphia, Penn.
  7. FDDOC Winners’ Circle, Inc., Shreveport, La.
  8. Genesis School Inc., Kansas City, Mo.
  9. Harper for Kids, San Francisco
  10. HERO, Inc., Purchase, N.Y.
  11. I Have a Dream Foundation of Boulder County, Boulder, Colo.
  12. Inter American University Of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  13. International Rescue Committee, Inc., San Diego, Calif.
  14. MACH Academy, Inc., Augusta, Ga.
  15. Monterey County Police Activities League, Prunedale, Calif.
  16. New Haven Youth Tennis and Education, Inc., Guilford, Conn.
  17. Our Military Kids Inc., McLean, Va.
  18. Panda Foundation Inc., Bradenton, Fla.
  19. Peninsula Metropolitan YMCA, Newport News, Va.
  20. Police Athletic League Of Parsippany Troy Hills, Parsippany, N.J.
  21. Prince Georges Tennis And Education Foundation Inc., Upper Marlboro, Md.
  22. Quickstart Tennis Of Central Virginia Inc., Ivy, Va.
  23. Reach For College Inc., Washington, D.C.
  24. Rehabilitation Hospital of the Cape and Islands, East Sandwich, Mass.
  25. Rodney Street Tennis and Tutoring Association, Wilmington, Del.
  26. San Diego District Tennis Association, San Diego, Calif.
  27. Sportsmen’s Tennis Club, Dorchester, Mass.
  28. Tennis & Education Inc., St. Paul, Minn.
  29. Tennis for Charity Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio
  30. University of Akron, Akron, Ohio
  31. University Of La Verne, La Verne, Calif.
  32. Ventura Education Partnership, Ventura, Calif.
  33. YMCA of Greater Kansas City, Kansas City, Mo.
  34. Zina Garrison All Court Tennis Academy, Houston, Tex.
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Laredo Resident to Raise Money for USTA Serves By Running the New York City Marathon

G.Memo Trevino photo courtesy of USTA Texas

AUSTIN, Texas ( October 11, 2012) – USTA Serves, the philanthropic and charitable entity of the United States Tennis Association, announced that Guillermo “Memo” Trevino of Laredo, Texas will represent the foundation by participating in the 2012 ING New York City Marathon, helping to raise funds for the programs it supports. USTA Serves is dedicated to supporting programs throughout the country that utilize the combination of tennis and education to make a difference in the lives of America’s youth.

 

USTA Serves is an official Community Charity Partner in this year’s 2012 ING New York City Marathon. The New York Road Runners Club set up the Charity Program as a means for runners to contribute to and raise awareness of approved charitable organizations in a meaningful way through the marathon.

 

Trevino is among the five runners to dedicate their marathon experience to support the mission of USTA Serves. Each runner has pledged to raise a minimum of $3,500 by seeking donors to support them in their 26.2 mile run on November 4, 2012

 

As a beverage distributor living in Laredo, he goes by the nickname of Memo and is married with four children. Trevino also said that it has been over 20 years since he officially ran his last marathon but he wanted to show his children that sports and exercise are a lifelong commitment that doesn’t end at some arbitrary point in life.

 

“It is a huge honor and privilege to be running for USTA Serves, as it also presents a great opportunity to tell the rest of the country a little bit about what a great place South Texas is to live, work, and play sports,” said Trevino. “Sports is a great leveler and a vehicle to build confidence and bring different people together. That is why programs like USTA Serves are so valuable.”

 

To date, USTA Serves has awarded more than $15 million in grants and scholarships to people and programs throughout the country in order to provide at-risk and underserved youth with greater opportunities. That total includes more than $11 million to fund 226 programs in 43 states, including $600,000 to adaptive tennis programs for people with special needs, and more than $4 million in college scholarships and player incentive awards to more than 770 middle school students and high school seniors.

 

For more information or to support Guillermo Trevino’s run for USTA Serves visit http://www.crowdrise.com/TeamUSTAServesNYCMarathon2012/fundraiser/guillermotrevino

www.texas.usta.com

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USTA Serves Awards $400K in Grants to 44 Community Organizations

USTA Serves, the National Charitable Foundation of the United States Tennis Association, announced today that it has awarded more than $400,000 in grants to 44 community tennis and education organizations during its 2012 spring funding cycle.

 

The bi-annual grant process, a national initiative of USTA Serves, was developed to provide disadvantaged, at-risk children with the opportunity to learn to play tennis and improve their academic skills in a structured format, and to help combat childhood obesity by promoting healthy lifestyles. To date, USTA Serves has disbursed $11 million to a variety of programs that support its mission.

 

“USTA Serves is proud to continue to provide financial resources to organizations impacting the future of thousands of children throughout the nation, helping them to develop life skills through tennis and education,” says Deborah Slaner Larkin, Executive Director, USTA Serves. “It is our hope and belief that these young men and women will continue to positively impact their communities and beyond.”

 

The grant recipients are chosen by a Grant Proposal Review Committee comprised of USTA Serves board members and USTA national staff, with important input from USTA sections. Grants are awarded to programs that successfully combine tennis and education and help children pursue their goals and highest dreams by leading healthier lives, succeeding in school and becoming healthier citizens.

 

The following programs were awarded 2012 year-end grants by USTA Serves:

 

1.        Apple Ridge Farm – Roanoke, Va.

2.        Arthur Ashe Youth Tennis and Education, Inc. – Philadelphia, Pa.

3.        A’s & Aces, Inc. – New Orleans, La.

4.        Atlanta Community Tennis Foundation dba AYTEF – Atlanta, Ga.

5.        Black Women in Sport Foundation – Philadelphia, Pa.

6.        Boys & Girls Clubs of Rutland – Rutland, Vt.

7.        Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center – Brandon, Fla.

8.        Bridge II Sports – Durham, N.C.

9.        Capital Region Youth Tennis Foundation – 15-Love – Albany, N.Y.

10.      Community Partners/DhhEAF – Los Angeles, Calif.

11.      East Palo Alto Tennis & Tutoring – Palo Alto, Calif.

12.      Eastern Adult Tennis Foundation – White Plains, N.Y.

13.      Educational Foundation for School District 50 – Westminster, Colo.

14.      Embrace Your Dreams – Bethlehem, Pa.

15.      First Serve New Mexico – Santa Fe, N.M.

16.      Greater Baltimore Tennis Patrons Association – Baltimore, Md.

17.      Hebni Nutrition Consultants, Inc. – Orlando, Fla.

18.      Henry First, Inc. – McDonough, Ga.

19.      Inner City Tennis Clinics Inc. – Painesville, Ohio

20.      Jerry Alleyne Memorial Fund – Hartsdale, N.Y.

21.      Jewish Council for Youth Services – Chicago, Ill.

22.      Katie at the Bat Team – Narberth, Pa.

23.      King Street Center – Burlington, Vt.

24.      MaliVai Washington Kids Foundation – Jacksonville, Fla.

25.      Milwaukee Tennis and Education Foundation – Milwaukee, Wis.

26.      NJTL of Indianapolis – Indianapolis, Ind.

27.      NJTL of Trenton – Trenton, N.J.

28.      Norwalk Grassroots Tennis – Norwalk, Conn.

29.      New York Junior Tennis League – Woodside, N.Y.

30.      Orthotic & Prosthetic Activities Foundation – Waterloo, Iowa

31.      Peterson School of Tennis – Atlanta, Ga.

32.      Prospect Park Alliance – Brooklyn, N.Y.

33.      Puerto Rico Agricultural Extension Service – San Juan, PR

34.      Racine Community Tennis Association – Racine, Wis.

35.      Recreation Wish List Committee (S.E. Tennis & Learning) – Washington, D.C.

36.      St. Paul Urban Tennis Program – St. Paul, Minn.

37.      Stephanie Waterman Foundation – Lenexa, Kan.

38.      Tenacity, Inc. – Boston, Mass.

39.      Tennis Opportunity Program – Chicago, Ill.

40.      The Madonna Foundation – Lincoln, Neb.

41.      University of Akron Research Foundation – Akron, Ohio

42.      Uptown Music Theatre – New Orleans, La.

43.      Washington Tennis & Education Foundation – Washington, D.C.

44.      Youth Tennis Advantage – Oakland, Calif.

 

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USTA Awards Grants to 16 Wheelchair Tennis Programs

The USTA announced on Thursday that for the fourth consecutive year, it is awarding $50,000 in USTA Grassroots Wheelchair Program Grants to 16 wheelchair tennis programs across the country. Grants were awarded to local organizations that promote and develop the growth of wheelchair tennis and use the sport of tennis to build stronger, healthier communities. Since the inaugural grants in 2008, the total pool of USTA wheelchair tennis grant money has increased each year.

 

Grant amounts were based on each program’s existing budget and the future programming needs of the organization. Recipients can use the award to fund a variety of needs, including coaching, court time, equipment, recruitment and events (tournaments, camps, etc.).

 

“We are thrilled to again recognize local organizations across the country that are committed to promoting and growing wheelchair tennis,” said Dan James, USTA National Manager, Wheelchair Tennis. “These grants are just a part of our continued efforts in supporting important programs that reach out to the wheelchair community through tennis and assist in the development of the sport. The USTA is proud to honor these organizations that show such passion for wheelchair tennis.”

 

The USTA grants are being awarded to the following organizations:

·         Apex Park & Recreation District–Arvada Tennis Center, Arvada, Colo.

·         Barshop Jewish Community Center of San Antonio, San Antonio, Tex.

·         Colorado Wheelchair Tennis Foundation, Denver, Colo.

·         Gene Orlando’s Wheelchair Tennis Program, Lansing, Mich.

·         Georgia Tennis Foundation, Atlanta

·         Grand Rapids Wheelchair Sports Association, Grand Rapids, Mich.

·         Henry County Parks & Recreation, Locust Grove, Ga.

·         Idaho Wheelchair Tennis Association, Boise, Idaho

·         IMPAKT Tennis, Corte Madera, Calif.

·         Richmond Tennis Association, Richmond, Va.

·         The Greater Cincinnati Tennis Association, Cincinnati, Ohio

·         Turnstone Center for Disabled Children & Adults, Fort Wayne, Ind.

·         USTA Southern Arizona, Tucson, Ariz.

·         Walton Foundation for Independence, Augusta, Ga.

·         West Coast Wheelchair Tennis Association, Woodland Hills, Calif.

·         Wheelchair Sports Federation, Middle Village, N.Y.

 

Additional USTA Wheelchair Tennis Grant opportunities will be announced in 2012. Organizations that are interested in starting a wheelchair tennis program or would like more information about wheelchair tennis can email wheelchairinfo@usta.com.

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