President’s Letter: August 2018
Dear Athletes, Coaches, Volunteers & Tennis Enthusiasts,
As I sit to write this message, I am reminded of how fortunate we are as an organization. We operate in an exceptionally tennis-friendly state (thank you, NCTA). We have a phenomenal executive director in Lou Welch—her passion and efforts are boundless. Our geographic reach continues to expand. And most importantly, our athlete and volunteer community continues to grow. Indeed, by any and every measure available, we are incredibly fortunate.
Most days, I look at these metrics as the barometer for our growth and progress. Today, however, I think a better assessment of our development can be provided by the news that Abilities Tennis of North Carolina has been selected as the 2018 recipient of the National Adaptive Award by the United States Tennis Association. That’s right – thenational award recipient!
We are beyond thrilled and so grateful that our athletes, coaches, and volunteers are receiving this deserved recognition. We will receive the award on behalf of ATANC at the U.S. Open in New York City on September 3rd.
Amidst this excitement, there is a momentum that I want all of us to harness and carry forward into the coming months and year. On October 19, we will host our annual Footprints On the Court Fundraiser—and we hope to see each and every one of you there. This fundraiser is such an important part of our year, as it helps provide the monetary foundation for our programs in the year ahead. Please help us spread the word with your friends and family, near and far. Invite them to join us in October and support our cause, so our athletes can continue to enjoy the game of tennis and enrich their lives in both community and sport.
Thank you again for all that you do to make ATANC a success—on a local, regional, and now nationally recognized level. We look forward to seeing you on the courts!