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With a mission of “Changing Lives Through Tennis“, The USTA Florida Section Foundation provides financial support that helps Floridians of all ages improve their health and quality of life through the great game of tennis. It is the Foundation’s belief that tennis provides opportunities for healthy, social, emotional, physical and educational development and encourages peer and family participation. Foundation grants offer funding for youth tennis programs, adaptive tennis programs for those with special needs, community tennis programs in economically challenged areas along with facility assistance in the renovation, refurbishment and building of quality public tennis facilities.

Board of Directors

The Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors with a wealth of experience, tremendous passion for sharing the love of tennis, and a big heart for helping people across the state of Florida.

They hail from the top of Florida in the Panhandle and south to Plantation, and their experience and titles include presidents of tennis organizations, charitable organizations and industry. They are the six-person USTA Florida Section Foundation Board of Directors, driving the organization that is the official charitable arm of the United States Tennis Association-Florida Section (USTA Florida). The board is responsible for directing grant dollars and assistance for after-school and P.E. programs for at-risk and special populations; grants for programming for underprivileged and at-risk children and adults; and the renovation, refurbishment and building of quality public tennis facilities along with tennis programming and instruction. Here is a personal look at the six-member board of the USTA Florida Section Foundation and what drives their volunteer efforts:

The Foundation is recognized by the IRS as a 501 (c) (3) Public Charity. Contributions to the Foundation are tax deductible under Section 170 of the IRS Code. The Foundation is also qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under IRS codes. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS BY CALLING TOLL-FREE WITHIN THE STATE. 1-800-435-7352. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. REGISTRATION NUMBER: CH21781.