March 29, 2017
Did you know that USTA Northern is a 501(c)(3) organization? Our "Serving Up Love" campaign supports all of the giving opportunities for USTA Northern including grants, scholarships, the Urban Youth Tennis & Education Campaign and Play It Forward.
Grants - USTA Northern realizes the need for funding and support of community-based organizations and tennis programming. For a list of all grants opportunities, click here.
Youth Scholarships - USTA Northern offers a number of scholarships to help youth players realize their dream of playing tennis. For a list of all youth scholarship opportunities, click here.
Urban Youth Tennis & Education Campaign - USTA Northern and Youthprise have joined forces to maximize the effectiveness of local partners. Through the Urban Youth Tennis and Education Campaign, we will break down barriers to participation, expand no- and low-cost play opportunities, enhance the incorporation of academics and art, build confidence, resilience and grit in young people, and provide safe spaces with caring adults who are invested in mentoring and keeping youth on a path to success. ADVERTISEMENT Youthprise has pledged a match of $125,000 to kick-start this campaign, and the USTA Foundation has signed on to be the first cornerstone supporter with a $50,000 contribution. For information about the Urban Youth Tennis & Education Campaign, click here.
Play It Forward - USTA Northern has created the "Play It Forward" campaign which asks for gently used racquets and shoes, overgrip and cases of balls to be donated to disadvantaged high school tennis teams in the Section, so all kids have a chance to play the game we love. For information about Play It Forward, click here. If you are a high school coach who would like to submit a request for donated equipment, please click here.
*** For more information about any of the programs, please contact Sandy Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (952) 358-3288.