USPTA and ThanksUSA announce 2018-2019 Scholarship recipients
LAKE NONA, Fla – The United States Professional Tennis
Association (USPTA) and ThanksUSA today announced the recipients of the
2018-2019 USPTA/ThanksUSA scholarship program.
the Tennis Thanks the Troops campaign, USPTA and ThanksUSA encourage
USPTA professionals to raise money for scholarships awarded to the
families of U.S. military personnel. Each recipient will receive a
$3,000 scholarship towards their undergraduate studies.
has opportunities to support a variety of charitable organizations
during any year,” said USPTA CEO John Embree. “The partnership that we
have with Tennis Thanks the Troops is a priority for our Association.
Supporting military families with scholarship funds for their education
is an admirable cause.”
The 2018-2019 Scholarship Recipients are listed below in alphabetical order:
- Alexis Blanco-Castano, majoring in Geography, Environmental Studies, and Anthropology at the University of Colorado
- Sarah Moehling, majoring in Biological Science at Clemson University
- Anonymous USPTA/ThanksUSA Scholar majoring in English and Mathematics at Mercer University
its inception in 2006, ThanksUSA has awarded 4,500 scholarships valued
at more than $14 million. Funds raised support ThanksUSA’ s mission of
providing need-based scholarships for college, technical and vocational
school, to the children and spouses of military men and women.
have witnessed the giving spirit of USPTA professionals who have hosted
Tennis Thanks the Troops events or donated proceeds from a lesson or
clinic,” said Jean Pletchette, Director of Tennis Thanks the Troops. “I
have also experienced the joy and gratitude of scholarship recipients –
it’s a WIN for all and we are truly grateful for USPTA support."
About the USPTA
in 1927, the United States Professional Tennis Association is the
global leader in tennis-teacher certification and professional
development. With more than 15,000 members worldwide, the association
raises the standards of tennis-teaching professionals and coaches and
promotes a greater awareness of the sport.
is a non-partisan, charitable effort to mobilize Americans of all ages
to "thank" the men and women of the United States Armed Forces. The
organization provides college, technical, and vocational school
scholarships to the children and spouses of military personnel with the
goal of helping them achieve both their educational and career
aspirations. For more information, visit www.ThanksUSA.org .
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 3, 2018
Contact: DeVonte' Martin
Public Relations Coordinator