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- Shriver Talks to BBC Re: Sharapova
- Maria Sharapova Makes News Off the Court
- Reflections on the 2016 Australian Open
- Thoughts Before the US Open 2015
- French Open Week Two Analysis From LA
- French Open 2015 from Los Angeles with My Kids
- Australian Open 2015 – It’s Here.
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First Break Academy
First Break Academy is a newly founded Los Angeles based 501.c3 charitable corporation governed by tennis enthusiasts, educators, and community leaders working in the sports industry. Our mission is to support the advancement of tennis and learning by assisting developmental programs championing opportunity, fitness, education, and compassion for others.
First Break Academy’s work is rooted in the outreach efforts of RAMP Tennis located at StubHub Center, home of LA Galaxy and USTA Player Development Training Center - West in Carson. To learn more about this partnership and our commitment to give back and provide safe, friendly, and meaningful programs for children in urban communities, go to http://www.ramptennis.com.
McDonogh School is a community that finds joy in work, in play, in discovery, and in the realization of personal potential. Strong, mutually respectful relationships inspire a passion for teaching and learning, a dedication to personal integrity, and a commitment to excellence. Embracing diversity of background, culture, and thought, the school builds upon its founder's original mission to provide life-altering opportunities and to develop in students the will "to do the greatest possible amount of good."
To learn more about this wonderful college preparatory school, visit their website at https://www.mcdonogh.org.
USTA Foundation is the National Charitable Foundation of the United States Tennis Association, Incorporated. Its mission is to support, monitor and promote programs that enhance the lives of at-risk children and individuals with disabilities through the integration of tennis and education. USTA Foundation is a not-for-profit entity that is dedicated to improving the quality of life among our nation's youth and people with disabilities. It supports organizations that use tennis as a vehicle to help at-risk children finish high school and qualify for college scholarships, targeting people from all cultural and ethnic backgrounds. USTA Foundation is proud of its commitment to ensure that the game of tennis is available to everyone regardless of their ability level. It welcomes organizations that use tennis as a vehicle to instill increased self-confidence, social skills and a sense of camaraderie with each other, the volunteers, and family members.
To learn more about the USTA Foundation, visit http://www.ustafoundation.com.
Posse Foundation, Inc.
Posse is one of the most comprehensive and renowned college access and youth leadership development programs in the United States. In fact, President Barack Obama said in an interview in The Chronicle of Higher Education, "One of this year's MacArthur awardees - the 'genius' awards - is an innovator named Deborah Bial. She proposed a model to identify promising students from . . . urban backgrounds using an alternative set of qualities as predictors of success in college . . . The students that are selected form a 'Posse' and are provided with extra supports, and end up graduating from selective colleges with a very high success rate."
To learn more about Posse, visit http://www.possefoundation.org.
As the nationwide leader in sports-based youth development, Up2Us harnesses the power of sports to reduce youth violence, promote health, and inspire academic success for kids in every community. Our research, training, and on-the-ground initiatives empower sports programs across the country to become a united force for meaningful change.
To learn more about Up2Us, visit https://www.up2us.org.
Players' Philanthropy Fund
The Players' Philanthropy Fund is a 501 c 3 nonprofit and an elite philanthropic solution unique to the sport industry. PPF enables sports industry professionals to make charitable donations to the causes of their choice while protecting their financial assets and reputations from unnecessary risk.
To learn more about the Players' Philanthropy Fund, visit http://playersphilanthropyfund.org/.
International Tennis Hall of Fame
The International Tennis Hall of Fame is a non-profit institution dedicated to preserving the history of tennis, inspiring and encouraging junior tennis development, enshrining tennis heroes and heroines and providing a landmark for tennis enthusiasts worldwide.
To learn more about the International Tennis Hall of Fame, visit http://www.tennisfame.com.
Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology.
We exist because our nation's children spend more time with media and digital activities than they do with their families or in school, which profoundly impacts their social, emotional, and physical development. As a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization, we provide trustworthy information and tools, as well as an independent forum, so that families can have a choice and a voice about the media they consume.
To learn more about Common Sense Media, visit https://www.commonsensemedia.org.