October 29, 2001
FLINT CANYON TENNIS CLUB EVENT BENEFITS AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
-- USPTA tennis professional hosts successful Lessons for Life
Flint Canyon Tennis Club in La Canada Flintridge recently hosted
a Lessons for Life tennis event to raise money that will help fund the
search for a cancer cure.
Tennis professional Stan Carter
organized this special
event benefiting the American Cancer Society as part of Lessons for Life, a
national program sponsored by the United States Professional Tennis
The local event raised $695.00.
On Friday, Oct. 19, players of every level took part in the four-hour
of private and group lessons, learning new shots, court strategy, and having
a great time.
Tennis professional Carter volunteered his hours of teaching time, and Horatio
owner and director, donated the court time. The lessons were followed by drinks
and snacks, sponsored by Carter and Jill Hardash. All
proceeds from the lessons benefit
the American Cancer Society.
The ACS is USPTA’s national
charity. In 1999 and 2000, USPTA-certified
teaching professionals raised more than
$150,000 through Lessons for Life. The national
results from 2001 are not yet available.
tennis community was very supportive of our effort to raise money for
the American Cancer Society,”
Tamborini said. “So many of us have been
touched by cancer in our lives. The staff here is proud
to be part of USPTA’s nationwide
effort through Lessons for Life.”
USPTA is the world’s oldest
and largest nonprofit organization of
tennis-teaching professionals with more than 12,500 members worldwide.
strives to raise the standards of the tennis profession while promoting
of the sport.
The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based, voluntary
health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health
preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from
cancer, through research, education,
advocacy and service. More information
can be found on its Web site at www.cancer.org.
For more information
about USPTA’s Lessons for Life, call
or contact the USPTA
at (800) USPTA-4U. Information also can be found on USPTA
’s Web site at www.uspta.com.