Chase commits $100,000 to support outstanding NJTL chapters

July 11, 2016 02:59 PM



By E.J. Crawford,

Once again this year, Chase is investing in the future of our sport by investing in tennis and education.

The longtime US Open sponsor has partnered with the USTA Foundation to award 10 National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) chapters with a $10,000 grant each. The money will go toward year-round tennis and education programming that engages kids in the A.C.E. (Academic Creative Engagement) curriculum.

As part of its effort, Chase will help each NJTL grant recipient host a #ReturnTheServe Fun Day on July 15 to celebrate the chapters' programming and their impact on youth. Each event will include a variety of tennis-related activities for the NJTL participants and their families. Highlighting each events will be a check presentation to the NJTL chapter leaders by a local Chase representative.

“The USTA Foundation is proud to once again partner with Chase to award 10 of our very deserving NJTL chapters with these generous grants,” said Dan Faber, Executive Director, USTA Foundation. “We commend Chase for giving back to thousands of NJTL participants through the #ReturnTheServe Fun Day that will surely bring a lasting impact to the lives of many.”

The NJTL chapter grant recipients are as follows:

  • A's and Aces – New Orleans
  • Youth Tennis Advantage – San Francisco
  • Dallas Tennis Association – Addison, Texas
  • MaliVai Washington Youth Foundation – Jacksonville, Fla.
  • New York Junior Tennis & Learning – Woodside, N.Y.
  • Portland After-School Tennis & Education – Portland, Ore.
  • LA 84 Southern California Tennis Association NJTL – Los Angeles
  • Metropolitan Tennis & Education Group – Upper Marlboro, Md.
  • The ACE Project – Riverdale, Ill.
  • Houston Tennis Association – Houston
"Access to physical activity and education can have a critical impact on the health and overall wellbeing of children, particularly those in underserved communities,” said Barbara Paddock, Managing Director for Sports and Entertainment at JPMorgan Chase. “As a sponsor of the US Open for 35 years, we're proud of the USTA Foundation’s work to strengthen communities, and we’re proud to help build on the impact the NJTL programs have on the hundreds or thousands of youth involved across the country."


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