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Milwaukee Tennis Classic at Merrill Park

This community service event will connect the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Women’s Tennis Student-Athletes to the young children of Milwaukee

By - Sep 14th, 2017 06:03 pm

The Milwaukee Tennis Classic, The Al Hurvis/ADAMM Educational Foundation, Summit Educational Association, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Women’s Tennis Team are excited to partner together to put on the MTC/ Summit Kids Tennis Day this Saturday.

This community service event will connect the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Women’s Tennis Student-Athletes to the young children of Milwaukee. The student-athletes will work with 40-60 Summit Scholars in a fun and interactive program.

Summit, a non-profit corporation, founded in 1990, works with economically disadvantaged inner-city kids year round at the Kosciuszko Park Community Center on the south side of Milwaukee. The Summit program provides tutoring, mentoring and activities to increase standards of academic excellence and character development.

Summit partners with MTC, Milwaukee Tennis & Education Foundation and the Al Hurvis / ADAMM Education Foundation in providing the sport of tennis as another opportunity to advance their mission.

The plan for the MTC / Summit Kids Tennis Day was proposed and developed by Wisconsin Head Women’s Tennis Coach Kelcy McKenna. An All-American player at Arizona State University in both singles and doubles, McKenna ranked as high as No. 3 in the country in singles and No. 11 in doubles. Now McKenna focuses on coaching her team and providing support and assistance to inner-city kids.

In regards to the event Coach McKenna stated, “We are ecstatic for the opportunity to volunteer in the First Annual MTC / Summit Kids Tennis Day. For us, this event is such a special chance to grow in our involvement throughout the state of Wisconsin. Badger Women’s Tennis is thrilled to be working alongside local community members in the Greater Milwaukee Area and cannot wait to be on court with all of the participants!”

The MTC / Summit Kids Tennis Day will consist of a vigorous, high energy tennis, fitness and character building opportunity for kids enrolled in the Summit program.

The two-hour program will include a fitness station, a Zumba station, 2 tennis stations, and a question and answer station with the Badger players.

WHEN: Saturday, September 16, 12 PM -2 PM

WHERE: Merrill Park, 461 N 35th St. Milwaukee, WI 53208

WHO: Student Athletes from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Women’s Tennis Program, University of Wisconsin Madison Head Women’s Tennis Coach, Kelsey McKenna; Summit Educational Association Students; Milwaukee Tennis Classic Staff

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