USTA receives $100k from JPMorgan Chase
July 8, 2015
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – USTA Foundation, the national charitable organization of the United States Tennis Association (USTA), today announced that it has partnered with longtime US Open sponsor JPMorgan Chase & Co. to award 10 National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) chapters with $10,000 each. This is the second consecutive year of the partnership, with the donated money to go toward year-round tennis and education programming. JPMorgan Chase will also once again launch a Twitter campaign to award one of the 10 NJTL chapters with an additional $10,000.
#ReturnTheServe, JPMorgan Chase’s twitter campaign, will begin on July 10, the birthday of NJTL co-founder Arthur Ashe. The NJTL chapter that secures the most mentions will receive the additional $10,000. The campaign will conclude Aug. 14 and the winning program will be announced on Friday, Aug. 21. For more information, visit chase.com/usopen starting on Monday, July 20.
The following NJTL chapters will each receive a $10,000 grant and a chance to claim the additional award:
“We are once again excited to partner with JPMorgan Chase to award some of the most thriving and successful NJTL chapters,” said Dan Faber, Executive Director, USTA Foundation. “This summer’s Twitter campaign will be an outstanding way to spotlight the tremendous impact these organizations have on youth around the country. The USTA Foundation thanks JPMorgan Chase for believing in the power of tennis and education and the work we do. And we look forward to collaborating with them at this year’s US Open, which will serve as the perfect platform to share our accomplishments and efforts with the rest of the world.”
In January 2014, the USTA Foundation combined with USTA NJTL, a national network of 513 community-based tennis and education programs serving more than 225,000 youth, to become a fully operational foundation.
“The National Junior Tennis and Learning network is doing great work by giving kids access to tennis who would not otherwise have a way to play,” said Kristin Lemkau, Chief Marketing Officer for JPMorgan Chase. “They are not only instructing them on the fundamentals of the sport and how to have fun, but the importance of education as well. This opportunity will surely create a pipeline of athletes and future leaders to come. We are proud to once again partner with the USTA Foundation and join in its efforts of supporting the NJTL network’s positive impact on kids.”
USTA Foundation, the national charitable organization of the USTA, helps serve up dreams for under-resourced youth; individuals with disabilities; and wounded, ill and injured service members, veterans and their families. The foundation supports programs nationwide that leverage tennis and education to help those in need, primarily through the National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL) network, and other efforts to assist military personnel, veterans and individuals with disabilities. To date, it has awarded more than $19 million in grants and scholarships to hundreds of programs, benefitting thousands of children and adults through a tennis, education and health curricula. For more information on USTA Foundation, visit ustafoundation.com. Or stay connected through Facebook at facebook.com/USTAFoundation, and on Twitter at @USTA_Foundation.
About JPMorgan Chase & Co.
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