usta to help restore
tennis facilities in puerto rico
September 13, 2018
USTA, USTA SECTIONS AND USTA FOUNDATION PLEDGE TO DONATE $350,000 TO RESTORE TENNIS FACILITIES AND PROGRAMS IN PUERTO RICO
USTA Foundation Led Campaign Will Raise Funds for Project Throughout the Duration of the US Open
FLUSHING, N.Y., Sep. 5, 2018 – The USTA, the 17 USTA Sections and the USTA Foundation today announced that they have pledged to donate $350,000 to restore tennis facilities and restart tennis programming throughout Puerto Rico. It has been one year since the devastation across the island, and the goal of this effort would be to give the children and families in Puerto Rico the opportunity to enjoy all of the benefits that the game of tennis can provide.
The USTA will utilize the US Open as a platform to raise awareness of this charitable effort, with promotion on site, as well as across US Open and USTA social channels. ADVERTISEMENT Individuals can join the effort by making a donation through the USTA Foundation via ustafoundation.com/SupportPR. The funds raised in this initiative will go directly towards efforts in Puerto Rico.
“There is much to be done beyond the tennis court as Puerto Rico rebuilds, but this is where the USTA can utilize their expertise, and make an impact,” said Katrina Adams, Chairman of the Board and President, USTA. “The goal of this project is to breathe new life into these facilities and programs, and give the people the chance to step onto the court and for that brief period of time, use the sport of tennis to return to normalcy.”
All contributions to this initiative are tax deductible. The USTA Foundation is a 501(c)(3), taxexempt, not-for-profit, charitable and educational organization. IRS ID #13-3782331. A copy of the USTA Foundation’s most recent annual report is available by contacting USTA Foundation at 70 West Red Oak Lane, White Plains, NY 10604 or the New York State Attorney General Charities Bureau at 120 Broadway, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10271.
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The USTA is the national governing body for the sport of tennis in the U.S. and the leader in promoting and developing the growth of tennis at every level -- from local communities to the highest level of the professional game. A not-for-profit organization with more than 655,000 members, it invests 100% of its proceeds in growing the game. It owns and operates the US Open, one of the highest-attended annual sporting events in the world, and launched the US Open Series, linking seven summer WTA and ATP World Tour tournaments to the US Open. In addition, it owns approximately 90 Pro Circuit events throughout the U.S. and selects the teams for the Davis Cup, Fed Cup, Olympic and Paralympic Games. The USTA’s philanthropic entity, the USTA Foundation, provides grants and scholarships in addition to supporting tennis and education programs nationwide to benefit under-resourced youth through the National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL) network. For more information about the USTA, go to USTA.com or follow the official accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat.
USTA Foundation Incorporated (USTAF), the national charitable arm of the United States Tennis Association Incorporated (USTA), brings together the powerful combination of tennis and education to change lives of underresourced youth. The Foundation utilizes financial grants, scholarship opportunities, curricula, technical assistance and training to make a lasting difference, and it’s with a primary focus is to develop and ensure the sustainability and effectiveness of the National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL) network. The NJTL network features more than 350 chapters that reach more than 200,000 youth on an annual basis. The Foundation raises money and public awareness to support these life-changing programs through private donations, corporate sponsorships and foundations, as well as its special fundraisers held throughout the year, including the US Open Opening Night Gala, the US Open Paver program, and Pro-Ams, to name a few. To date, the Foundation has awarded more than $28 million in grants and scholarships to more than 270 programs, helping to serve up dreams for thousands of children throughout the country.
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For more information, contact: Brendan McIntyre, USTA Communications, (914) 696-7077, firstname.lastname@example.org