The MaliVai Washington Youth Foundation in Jacksonville, Fla., was announced by the USTA Foundation as one of 12 national after-school programs that will receive $15,000 each to host the 6th annual “Return The Serve Fun Day presented by Chase” on July 12, 2019.
The national charitable arm of the United States Tennis Association (USTA), the USTA Foundation, announced that for the sixth consecutive year it has partnered with longtime US Open sponsor Chase to award National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) chapters with a $15,000 grant each in support of year-round tennis and education programming through the A.C.E. (Academic Creative Engagement) curriculum. Chase has awarded more than $750,000 to select NJTL chapters within its six-year partnership with the Foundation.
The “Return The Serve Fun Day” celebrates each chapter’s programming and its impact on youth. Thousands of students in the selected cities will take part in this nation-wide celebration.
Each of the local events will feature high-energy and fun tennis activities, off-court educational opportunities, and a healthy lunch for the youth participants of the respective NJTL programs, along with their families. In addition, the events will include a check presentation to the NJTL chapter leaders by a local Chase representative.
“The USTA Foundation is once again honored to have Chase as an outstanding, mission-driven supporter,” said Dan Faber, USTA Foundation executive director. “As we celebrate 50 years of the NJTL network, we remain proud to serve as the beneficiary of the Return The Serve initiative. Chase’s generosity and its help in hosting these events will help to heighten this celebratory year and continue expanding our academic programs that positively impact our youth participants.”
Just 1 week until our #ReturntheServe Fun Day with Chase and USTA Foundation & we can't wait! #FlashbackFriday
To see the full list of recipients go to www.usta.com/news.