USTA/Midwest Tennis & Education Foundation Remembers Mary Seelig

Earlier this month, USTA/Midwest Tennis and Education Foundation Executive Director Mark Saunders announced that Mary Seelig, a popular Midwest Section official, junior tournament director and longtime volunteer passed away on Wednesday, March 15. Seelig had recently celebrated her 90th birthday in February. Her philosophy was that that every junior player was a “winner” and a “learner.” She is fondly remembered as the “Gummy Bear Lady” because she always gave away gummy bears during her tournaments. Seelig was named the Chicago District Tournament Director of the Year, three times: 1983, 1991 and 1995. On the Section level, Seelig was a volunteer for over 20 years, serving on several

USTA/MTEF Gives Gift to Special Olympics Michigan

USTA/Midwest Tennis & Education Foundation Treasurer Paul Farah, presented Special Olympics Michigan (SOMI) on Monday, February 27 with a $1,000 matching gift from the Foundation. In early January, the Greater Midland Tennis Center held their first Team Tennis Challenge Fundraiser with all proceeds benefiting SOMI. Over 40 adults and juniors participated in this fun event and many other members and patrons of the tennis center contributed cash donations. The USTA/MTEF matched the $50 registration fee for the first 20 individuals that signed up to participate. USTA/Midwest Section Tennis Service Representative George Lowe attended the event on the foundation’s behalf. Several Midland area b

USTA/MTEF Honors Charter Champions and Launches 25th Anniversary Celebration

Charter Champions Last Row: Alan Schwartz, John Powless, Ron Brooks, Rick Ferman Middle Row: Jim Farley, Pat Freebody, Sally Lugar Front Row: Ed Nussel, Bobbie Farley, George Grisdale, Barbara Wynne On Saturday, January 28 the USTA/Midwest Tennis & Education Foundation (USTA/MTEF) kicked off the yearlong celebration of the Foundation’s 25th Anniversary by honoring the 35 founding members, known as the Charter Champions. Through their generous philanthropy, leadership and vision, the Charter Champions established the philanthropic arm of the USTA/Midwest Section. The event also recognized two special volunteers of the foundation, Laurie Covert and Jay Hacker, for their instrumental roles wit

Purchase US Open Paver and Support USTA/MTEF

The Avenue of Aces is an eye-catching stretch of engraved pavers designed to connect individuals' passion for tennis to the US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Legendary US Open Champions each have a personalized paver that anchors their own "Neighborhood" on the Avenue, supporting the important work of the USTA Foundation. To get started, choose a Champion's Neighborhood at the USTA Foundation website.. You will then be taken to an online order form to select your brick or paver type and size. From there, PLEASE MENTION THE USTA/MIDWEST TENNIS AND EDUCATION FOUNDATION IN THE COMMENTS TO SEND 80% BACK TO OUR FOUNDATION! BUY A BRICK PAVER

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