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Tennis Star Mary Joe Fernandez Returns Home

May 14, 2007 10:06 AM

Tennis star and two-time Olympic Doubles Gold Medalist (1992 & 1996), Mary Joe Fernandez, joined with the Greater Miami Tennis & Education Foundation (GMTEF) in a Miami Tennis Block Party on Wednesday, May 9th, to celebrate the tenth year of May as “Tennis Month”.  This party was one of 115 nationwide Block Parties being held throughout May to commemorate tennis and serve up the sport in a fun, exciting, and dynamic way!

The Block Party was held from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm at the Ashe-Buchholz Center at Moore Park.  Fernandez played tennis and signed autographs with youngsters from the local National Junior Tennis League Chapter (NJTL).  The GMTEF chapter organizes and funds youth tennis programs at public parks and schools in Miami-Dade County, with an emphasis on economically and socially disadvantaged kids.

Thanks to all for making the tennis block party a hit for these youngsters and for joining in the nationwide celebration of Tennis Month!

Photos by Cathy Nordlund






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