USTA Foundation receives $150,000 from Chase to support NJTL chapters

July 2, 2018 01:20 PM

For the fifth consecutive year, the USTA Foundation and longtime US Open sponsor Chase will partner to award grants to 10 National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) chapters throughout the country.

This year, Chase has increased the grants awarded to each chapter to $15,000. The funding will be used to support year-round tennis and education programming through the A.C.E. curriculum (Academic Creative Engagement), the USTA Foundation’s signature academic initiative.

In total, Chase has awarded more than $550,000 to select NJTL chapters within the five-year partnership.

“Chase continues to serve as an outstanding supporter of our charitable mission,” said Dan Faber, Executive Director, USTA Foundation. “The increase in grant funding speaks volumes about Chase’s commitment to the communities we serve. This incredible five-year partnership has truly enhanced our ability to help under-resourced youth with impactful tennis and education programs.”

On July 13, Chase will help each NJTL grant recipient host a “Return the Serve Fun Day” for thousands of students in selected cities across the country to celebrate each chapter’s programming and its impact on youth. Each of the 10 local events will feature high-energy and fun tennis activities, off-court educational opportunities and a healthy lunch for the youth participants of the NJTL programs and their families. In addition, the events will include a check presentation to the NJTL chapter leaders by a local Chase representative.

The following NJTL chapters will each receive a $15,000 grant:

  •     A's & Aces – New Orleans
  •     Dallas Tennis Association – Addison, Texas
  •     First Break Academy – Los Angeles
  •     MaliVai Washington Youth Foundation – Jacksonville, Fla.
  •     Metropolitan Tennis and Education Group – Upper Marlboro, Md.
  •     Houston Tennis Association – Houston
  •     New York Junior Tennis & Learning – Woodside, N.Y.
  •     Portland Tennis & Education – Portland, Ore.
  •     San Francisco Recreation & Parks – San Francisco
  •     The ACE Project – Riverdale, Ill.

“As a sponsor of the US Open for 37 years, we’re proud to support the USTA Foundation and its NJTL program's mission to help today’s youth build confidence, camaraderie and ultimately pursue their dreams,” said Kate Schoff, Executive Director for Sports and Entertainment at JPMorgan Chase.



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