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USTA Serves Awards $1.6 Million in Grants and Scholarships in 2013

January 28, 2014 09:41 AM

USTA Serves, the national charitable foundation of the United States Tennis Association (USTA), announced today that it has awarded $450,000 in grants to 40 organizations that provide tennis and education to underserved youth and people with disabilities. This brings the total awarded during the 2013 grant funding cycle to more than $1.2 million. Combined with scholarships, USTA Serves awarded a total of $1.6 million in 2013.

The biannual grant process, a national initiative of USTA Serves, was established to award organizations that successfully combine tennis and education for underserved youth as well as people with disabilities to gain an opportunity to play tennis and improve their academic skills in a structured format. These programs also strive to help combat childhood obesity by promoting healthy lifestyles.

“USTA Serves is proud to end the year by awarding and recognizing some of the country’s most phenomenal programs for their efforts toward impacting the lives of youth through tennis and education,” said Dan Faber, Executive Director, USTA Serves. “These programs have a solid foundation and exhibit tremendous dedication to serving children who deserve a life filled with education and physical activities. For this, we thank them for leading the way in designing a nurturing environment where students can thrive and succeed on and off the tennis court.”

To date, USTA Serves has awarded more than $17 million in grants and scholarships to standout players and programs throughout the country in order to provide at-risk and underserved youth with greater opportunities to achieve success.

The following Eastern programs were awarded 2013 year-end grants by USTA Serves:

  • Hero Inc. - Purchase, NY
  • Jerry Alleyne Memorial Fund Non Profit Corp - Hartsdale, NY
  • Kings County Tennis League (Marcy Tennis Club) - Brooklyn, NY
  • Mentoring USA Inc. - New York, NY
  • Prospect Park Alliance Inc. - Brooklyn, NY

 

 

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