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Babolat Serves Up T-shirt Design Contest

Boulder, Colorado — Babolat, leading manufacturer of tennis racquets, will sponsor a tennis T-shirt design contest on Sports Illustrated Group’s SIKids.com. Babolat encourages children to get in the spirit with an art contest to kick off the 2010 French Open.

The Babolat tennis T-shirt contest invites readers of SI Kids to draw their favorite Team Babolat player — Rafael Nadal, Andy Roddick, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Fernando Gonzalez, Caroline Wozniacki or Kim Clijsters—or any tennis inspired art for a chance to win weekly prizes including autographed Babolat tennis racquets and gear. Fans may submit their original works on SIkids.com. Visitors to the site will be able to vote on a design. The artist of the design that receives the most votes at the end of each week will win T-shirts, hats, backpacks and more from Babolat.

“Our Team Babolat professional players are often role models for young tennis players, so with the French Open right around corner, we thought this would be a fun way to engage kids in the game of tennis,” says Susan DiBiase, marketing director of Babolat USA.

Winners will be announced on SIKids.com every week through the French Open, concluding June 6, 2010. To enter, draw your favorite Babolat player on the template provided at SIKids.com, then upload the drawing on the T-shirt contest page (sikids.com/contests/tennis-t-shrt-contest ).

ABOUT THE SPORTS ILLUSTRATED GROUP’S SI KIDS FRANCHISE

The SI Kids franchise is anchored by the flagship monthly and includes the website (www.SIKids.com), books, events, licensed products and the annual “SportsKid of the Year” platform. For 21 years SI Kids has helped young fans (8 and up) learn about positive values, good sportsmanship and healthy lifestyle through sports. The franchise delivers SI’s in-depth reporting, action photography, first-person athlete accounts and features to a monthly audience of 4.9mm. Today, more than 60% of current Sports Illustrated readers have subscribed to SI Kids.

 

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