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WTT accepting scholarship applications

NEW YORK, N.Y. — World TeamTennis is currently accepting applications from youth tennis players with diabetes for the Novo Nordisk Donnelly Awards. The Novo Nordisk Donnelly Awards annually distribute $25,000 in scholarships, including two one-time $5,000 national scholarships and six one-time $2,500 regional scholarships.

The scholarships are awarded to male and female athletes ages 12-21, who have diabetes and play tennis competitively in tournaments or on their school team. Applications must be received by April 16, 2012, along with two letters of recommendation and a short essay explaining the significance of diabetes in the applicant’s life. The awards are to be used for education, tennis development and/or medical care.

The recipients of the $5,000 national scholarships will receive their awards at a World TeamTennis Pro League match this summer from WTT co-founder Billie Jean King. The scholarship program was established by King, through WTT Charities, in 1998 to encourage children with diabetes to lead an active life and compete in tennis.

The Novo Nordisk Donnelly Awards are named after two long-time World TeamTennis executives and tennis champions, Diane Donnelly Stone and Tracey Donnelly Maltby, who are sisters. Stone was an All-American and NCAA doubles champion at Northwestern University, and Maltby earned All-Big Ten honors at the University of Iowa. Both women have lived successfully with diabetes since childhood.

Novo Nordisk, a world leader in diabetes care, has been the title sponsor of the award since 2002. For more details on the Novo Nordisk Donnelly Awards and to download an application form, visit www.WTT.com/DonnellyAwards. For more information, contact Diane Donnelly Stone at dstone@wtt.com or 212-586-3444, x. 20.

 

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