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W.A.I.T. League Gives to the USTA Florida Foundation

By Rick Vach, USTA Florida Marketing & Communications Coordinator

The W.A.I.T. league (Women’s Amateur Invitational Tennis) is one of the largest tennis leagues in Florida, numbering more than 1,200 players in the Orlando area. The non-profit also serves the community at large through several fundraising activities.

The W.A.I.T. league donates to charities in the Florida community that “exemplify our mission and values,” and in May donated approximately $2,800 to the USTA Florida Section Foundation, applauding the foundation’s “noble work and valuable contribution to our community.” The league’s A/B divisions came together to make the donation from their Boots & Bandanas Banquet.

Alexis Johnson (Foundation Executive Director) and Ronald Lyons (Central Florida Local League Coordinator) were thrilled to join the WAIT A/B League members in their banquet celebration.

“We are extremely honored that the W.A.I.T. A/B league would choose us as their selected charity to donate to.  We’re look forward to using the donation to continue changing lives through tennis as a way to honor their players that made this possible,” said USTA Florida Section Foundation Executive Director Alexis Johnson.

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