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Atlanta organizations receive USTA Serves grants

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It's no secret that the Metro Atlanta area is a rich and vibrant tennis community and the USTA is again seconding that by awarding USTA Serves grants to three Atlanta organizations.

USTA Serves is the national charitable foundation of the United States Tennis Association. For years they have been providing financial support for disadvantaged youth and people with disabilities with tennis and education programs.

Atlanta organizations receiving grants this year include:

The Carl E. Sanders Family YMCA at Buckhead, a branch of the Southern Young Men’s Christian Association Of Metropolitan Atlanta Inc., of Atlanta, Ga. a $5,000 grant. The Southern Children’s Network, Inc. of Fayetteville, Ga. will receive a $10,000 grant and Special Populations Tennis Program Inc. of Roswell, Ga. earns a $17,000 grant.

“USTA Serves is proud to end the year by awarding and recognizing some of the country’s most phenomenal programs for their efforts toward impacting the lives of youth through tennis and education,” states Dan Faber, Executive Director, USTA Serves. “These programs have a solid foundation and exhibit tremendous dedication to serving children who deserve a life filled with education and physical activities. For this, we thank them for leading the way in designing a nurturing environment where students can thrive and succeed on and off the tennis court.”

The biannual grant process, by USTA Serves, was established to award organizations that successfully combine tennis and education for underserved youth as well as people with disabilities. Gaining an opportunity to play tennis and improve their academic skills in a structured format is a step in the right direction for all involved. These programs also combat childhood obesity by promoting healthy lifestyles.

From USTA Serves:

To date, USTA Serves has awarded more than $17 million in grants and scholarships to standout players and programs throughout the country in order to provide at-risk and underserved youth with greater opportunities to achieve success.

For more information on USTA Serves, the website is www.ustaserves.com.

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