Frances Tiafoe presents $50,000 check to tennis center that raised him in Maryland

Sunday, 14 April 2024 at 02:30
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Frances Tiafoe donated a $50,000 check to the Junior Tennis Champions' Center in College Park, Maryland, where he took his first steps in tennis. The donation comes from the Frances Tiafoe Fund through the USTA Foundation, established last summer to support low-income youth in their tennis development through the National Junior Tennis and Learning program.
The Junior Tennis Champions Center in College Park is one of over 250 facilities supported by the USTA Foundation. It is also the training ground for the 2021 US Open junior champion, Robin Montgomery, who, at 19 years old, has already reached the top 150.
Former world No. 10 Frances Tiafoe participated in the moment when the $50,000 check was presented and then gave his statement in a press release: "I wouldn’t be where I am today without the support of everyone at JTCC," Tiafoe said. "It means a lot to me to be able to pay it forward and help the next generation of kids have access to the same opportunities as I did."
Ginny Ehlrich, CEO of the USTA Foundation, praised Tiafoe's role in promoting tennis: "Frances has turned his success on the court into a platform for advocacy, passionately working to ensure that under-resourced youth have the opportunity to unlock their potential through tennis and education," USTA Foundation CEO Ginny Ehrlich said.
"His commitment to opening doors for the next generation reflects not only his exceptional character but also his belief in the transformative power of sport and learning,” she added

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