Atlanta, Ga. — USTA Atlanta announced today “Serving Winners — A Celebration of Women in Tennis Awards” will be held on Friday, July 15 at the 1180 Peachtree Street building in Midtown Atlanta. The awards luncheon will help raise funds and awareness for the Atlanta Youth Tennis Foundation (501c3). “Serving Winners” is in its inaugural year and will recognize the importance of the role of women in the lives of our children and our community.
Monica Pearson, the popular News Anchor for WSB TV, is the first recipient announced in recognition for her support of the sport of tennis and the youth of Atlanta. Pearson has been a volunteer for the USTA, helped the City of Atlanta win $50,000 in prize money for the Best Tennis Town 2010 contest, and she’s supported several community events for children involved in Afterschool tennis programs.
“Monica’s continuing support and involvement of tennis in Atlanta, the largest tennis city in the world, and tennis programs to help serve Atlanta’s youth is such an inspiration to so many others,” said Lacy Barnes, Serving Winners Event Chair. “It makes her an ideal recipient for the first award. We’re proud to acknowledge her as a role model in the community.”
Other honorees announced include Karin Korb, U.S. Paralympic Athlete; Amy Bryant, Emory University Women’s Tennis Head Coach; and Gloria Wallace, USTA Volunteer.
Please visit aytf.usta.com/servingwinners for more information regarding the event.
USTA Atlanta is the largest local USTA organization in the country, with 55,000 adults, seniors and juniors participating in USTA Jr. Team Tennis and USTA League tennis programs. The Atlanta Youth Tennis Foundation (501c3) was formed in 2003 to support Afterschool youth tennis and educational programs. The AYTF provides Afterschool programs for 2,500 youth at twenty five sites in metro Atlanta.
Founded in 1881, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) is the national governing body for the sport of tennis in this country. In addition to owning the US Open and selecting members of the Davis Cup, Fed Cup, Olympic and Paralympic teams, the USTA administers a variety of programs nationwide for players of all ages and ability levels and, as a not-for-profit organization, the association invests 100% of its proceeds to promote and develop the growth of tennis.
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