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WISCONSIN PROGRAMS and JUNIOR PLAYERS RECEIVE USTA GRANTS

May 10, 2010 09:59 PM

Midwest Youth Tennis & Education Foundation

Congratulations and best wishes to all the Wisconsin communities and individuals who have received prestigious awards and grants.

The Milwaukee Tennis and Education Foundation is the recipient of $30,000 USTA Community Partnership Investment Grant. The grant supports collaborative partnerships to support the growth of tennis through community based organizations. As Milwaukee’s official National Junior Tennis League (NJTL) Chapter, MTEF has provided tennis, education and life skills development to underserved Milwaukee youth since 2002.

The Midwest Youth Tennis and Education Foundation announces the recipients of the 2010 grants. Established in 1992, MYTEF is dedicated to supporting youth tennis programs and activities through tennis and education. Congratulations to the following Wisconsin communities:

Racine Tennis Association - $2,500
Lodi Tennis Association - $1,000
Waterford Tennis Association – $2,000
Black River Falls School District - $500
Fox Valley Tennis Association - $2,000

In addition, Racine Community Tennis Association has received a $5000 Project/Program Support Grant. The USTA Recreation Tennis Grant-Project supports
tennis programming in community based organizations committed to increasing tennis participation, programming and diversity.

Congratulations Brandon DeBot and Abigail Day

Brandon Debot
The Midwest Youth Tennis and Education Foundation has awarded Brandon DeBot, Stevens Point the Tim and Tom Gullikson Scholarship. The prestigious $2500 scholarship is awarded to one junior male player from the USTA Midwest Section to advance their education and tennis interests.

DeBot played varsity tennis his freshman year of high school. He has competed in USTA tournaments at the local, Midwest and national level the past four years. DeBot is a three-time USTA/Midwest Section tournament sportsmanship recipient. He finished the 2009 year in the Boys’ 18 division ranked No. 1 in the Wisconsin Tennis Association and No. 3 in the USTA/Midwest Section.

Off the tennis court, DeBot is a National AP Scholar, Presidential Scholar Nominee, Academic and Athletic Letter recipient, and Prudential Spirit of community Local Honoree. He is a member of the National Honor Society, served on Student Council, was a member of the Math League and Chess Club, and was a school events assistant.

DeBot volunteered for the Obama campaign, and has volunteered with a local food pantry and library. DeBot will attend Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., this fall, plans to study government and economics, and play collegiate tennis.

Abigail Day
The Midwest Youth Tennis and Education Foundation has awarded Abigail Day, Hartford, the Rick Van Horn Scholarship. The $500 scholarship is presented to one junior tennis player from the USTA/Midwest Section who demonstrates passion to work in the tennis industry, demonstrates financial need and shows aptitude as students and tennis players.

Day has played varsity tennis all four years at Hartford Union High School. Day was named to the Second Team All-State and First Team All-Conference. She is a member of the National Honor Society, Academic Letter Winner, and Academic Recognition Program member.

Day competed in the USTA National Junior Leadership & Learning program, and this year will participate in the USTA League program. Day volunteers for the Varsity Athletic Club at her high school, and volunteers her time with a number of local organizations. She plans to attend the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in the fall, major in physical education, and play college tennis.

 

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