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USTA Florida Awarded Best Partner in a Leading Role

June 24, 2008 12:48 PM

In early spring, USTA Florida was recognized by the YMCA of Broward County, Children’s Advocacy YMCA Family Center at their 2nd Annual Partnership Luncheon.  The event, themed “Lights, Camera Action”, brought together 50 community partners who have teamed up with the YMCA of Broward County, Children’s Advocacy Center to support them in their efforts to build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. 

USTA Florida was one of many honorees to receive a special “Oscar” for their significant partnership with the organization.  Cheryl Rivera, USTA Florida North Region 8 Community Coordinator, accepted the “Best Partner in a Leading Role” on behalf of USTA Florida.  The “Oscar” embraced a leading organization who has provided an enrichment of programs through services, products and scholarship opportunities to the YMCA of Broward County and its members. 

“The Children’s Advocacy Center would like to thank the following partners in the community for their support and collaboration as We Build Strong Kids, Strong Families and Strong Communities.”

Rivera has been instrumental in creating and building upon a meaningful and successful partnership with the YMCA.  In January 2008 through a grant from the USTA, Rivera and USTA National Recreational Trainer, Susan Allshouse, trained 32 YMCA staff in a 2-hour after school Recreational Tennis Workshop. The workshop taught staff the basics of teaching tennis at the developmental level which has allowed the YMCA of Broward County to properly incorporate tennis as a specialty program.

“We are thrilled to receive this recognition by the YMCA,” Rivera said.  “We have both worked hard to establish a productive relationship that ultimately benefits the community in Broward County.

“Special thanks goes to Wendy Milordis [YMCA Curriculum and Promotions Coordinator] and Jeff Segal [Wellness Coordinator] who have been amazing partners to work with are two reasons why USTA Florida has been able to positively impact families and children through the sport of tennis in that area.” 






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