Standing Out in Stand-Up Tennis

It took losing a leg for Jeff Clark to be ranked #12 in the world in the A1 category. Losing a leg also helped him recognize that tennis is a game that can provide healing through community and truly is a sport "played from the neck up, not from the body down". Jeff played tennis for most of his life as it was always a way for his family to spend time together. He coached a high school team as well as teaching and coaching his three children on to becoming successful collegiate players. However, his tennis world changed at age 50 with a colon cancer diagnosis and ultimately the amputation of his right leg. In the months that followed, Jeff suffered depression, isolation and gained over 8

Tax Law Changes and Your Donations

Now that the temperature has dropped, it’s hard to believe it’s time to start thinking about taxes! There are things you can do before December 31st that can affect your tax return for the 2018 year. Whether to donate to your charity of choice is just one of those decisions. The new tax law change, which took effect at the first of the year, will prevent many households from claiming a charitable deduction. However, there are still a few ways to get a tax break, especially if you’re making required minimum distributions (RMDs) from your traditional IRA. First, a quick review of tax rules on charitable deductions. You can only claim itemized deductions, including charitable giving, when

Celebrate the 2018 Hall of Fame Inductees and Support USTA/MTEF

The USTA/Midwest Section and the USTA/Midwest Tennis & Education Foundation (USTA/MTEF) are once again partnering to honor the individuals being inducted into the USTA/Midwest Section’s Tennis Hall of Fame by providing opportunities to support the Foundation. The 2018 inductees will be recognized during a banquet on Friday, February 8 at the Alexander Hotel in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana. Following are this year’s distinguished list of inductees: Amy Frazier of Rochester Hills, Michigan Fern Lee “Peachy” Kellmeyer of Largo, Florida (formerly of Charleston, West Virginia) Tami Whitlinger-Jones of Greenville, South Carolina (formerly of Neenah, Wisconsin) Teri Whitlinger-Boynton of Tampa

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