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National grants awarded to Florida organizations

September 21, 2006 09:37 AM

Aces for Kids is a national initiative of the USTA that is overseen by the USTA Tennis & Education Foundation.  It strives to promote healthy lifestyles by combating childhood/adult obesity by providing disadvantaged, at-risk children the opportunity to learn to play tennis and improve their academic skills in a structured format.

At Aces for Kids program sites, children between the ages of 5-18:

  • learn about healthy nutrition and lifestyles, as well as responsible citizenship;
  • improve study skills and receive tutoring;
  • develop computer literacy;
  • interact with a mentor and other students;
  • attend college preparatory sessions; and,
  • learn to play tennis in a team format

Three Florida organizations received $5,000 grants to improve and expand their youth programs through the Aces for Kids initiative.  The Indian River County Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami, Inc. and the Boys & Girls Club of Martin County, Inc.

The USTA Tennis & Education Foundation supports organizations and programs that enhance the lives of people through tennis and education.

Thanks to the generosity of the USTA and individual and corporate donors, the USTA Tennis & Education Foundation is able to direct 100% of its contributions to grants for academic scholarships and programs.

 

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