Filipek Tournament Gives To USTA New England
July 9, 2018
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WINT FILIPEK SR. MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT PRESENTS $10,000 CHECK TO USTA NEW ENGLAND
MERIDEN, CT- The longstanding relationship between USTA New England and Wint Filipek Sr. Memorial Tennis Tournament reached new heights as tournament founder Wint Filipek Jr. presented USTANE a check for $10,000. The money will go towards serving kids in underprivileged Connecticut communities through tennis programming.
“Our mission statement is two-fold; it’s to give scholarships out in my father’s name and to promote the growth of tennis. We know our mission aligns with that of USTA New England, so we are excited for them to use the money and grow tennis in Connecticut,” said Filipek Jr.
Filipek Jr. ADVERTISEMENT started the annual tournament in 2005 with family and friends as a way to carry on the legacy of his father, Winton S. Filipek Sr. The tournament continues to be one of the largest in New England, drawing nearly 600 entries in 2018.
USTA New England has been a continued supporter of the Filipek Tournament, which gives $10,000 in scholarships to Connecticut student-athletes each year. To date, the event has presented more than $140,000 in scholarships.
“We are incredibly honored and grateful to Wint and the entire tournament community for their generous donation, and we look forward to continuing to grow junior tennis throughout Connecticut,” said Matt Olson, USTA New England Executive Director and COO.
The tournament is played each year over the first week in June in Cheshire, CT and draws players from all over Connecticut and beyond. The tournament features 24 age divisions.
To learn more about the Wint Filipek Sr. Memorial Tennis Tournament or to donate, visit their website.
About USTA New England
USTA New England, one of 17 regional sections across the country that comprise the United States Tennis Association (USTA), is a not-for-profit organization committed to promoting and developing the growth of tennis and increasing participation in the sport in New England by offering quality recreational and competitive programs for people of all ages and abilities. For more information, visit www.usta.com/newengland.