Live Music at Palmer Park to Raise Mental Health Awareness
June 7, 2021
DETROIT, Michigan — On June 19th Motor City Tennis Club is hosting June Teenth, the Celebration of Tennis at Palmer Park Tennis Courts in Detroit, MI. Besides tennis, music will be provided by the Grace Notes Project, an initiative led by The Scars Foundation with the purpose of giving back to neighborhoods by helping people with their mental health using music. Attendees will hear from an experienced violinist as well as a Mental Awareness Coach who will host 20-to-30-minute sessions during the day. Children will learn the joy of music through a drum session with all materials provided. These activities are meant to give kids and adults a chance to heal and express their feelings through music.
The USTA/Midwest Tennis & Education Foundation (MTEF) is proud to collaborate with The Scars Foundation in presenting these musical activities.
With the help of USTA/Midwest Tennis & Education Foundation, The Scars Foundation will not be ending its outreach at the Motor City Tennis Club June Teenth event. In the days following, the organization will reach out to the community to give back the gift of music. This will include visiting shelters, retirement communities, and rehabilitation centers.
Learn more about this collaboration HERE.
About USTA/Midwest Tennis & Education Foundation
Founded in 1992 as the charitable arm of the USTA/Midwest Section, the USTA/Midwest Tennis & Education Foundation (formerly Midwest Youth Tennis & Education Foundation) has been supporting communities, programs and individuals to provide greater educational opportunities for youth. The Foundation places emphasis on programs and activities that provide youth with a positive, fun and disciplined environment to learn the game of tennis.
About The Scars Foundation
Musician, writer, actor, and producer Sully Erna created The Scars Foundation to support ongoing mental health struggles facing so many. With the rise of suicide, bullying, addiction, abuse, and so many other challenges, The Scars Foundation is dedicated to providing resources and tools to educate and empower people who struggle with these burdens on a global level.
USTA/Midwest Tennis & Education Foundation
Director of Development
Founded in 1992 as the charitable arm of the USTA/Midwest Section, the USTA/Midwest Tennis & Education Foundation (formerly Midwest Youth Tennis & Education Foundation) has been supporting communities, programs and individuals to provide greater educational opportunities for youth.
To provide tennis opportunities to all from all cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
To support programs that focus on creating positive environments for at-risk youth.
To help youth reach their highest potential in tennis and education.
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