Project Green Ball has received a $1,000 grant from Disney Friends for Change for planning and implementation of a service project on Global Youth Service Day, a campaign of Youth Service America, and for Project Green Ball’s operations.
The Nashua Swim & Tennis Club and the Brown/Billone Club have each agreed to participate in this service project at each of their USTA Junior doubles tennis tournaments on April 27 and 28. Nashua will be holding a boy and girls Level 6 doubles tournament for 12, 14, 16 and 18 age groups. Brown/Billone will be holding a boy and girls Level 7 doubles tournament for 12, 14, 16 and 18 age groups.
Project Green Ball (PGB) is a sustainability initiative to recycle used tennis balls and to donate surfaces based on the recycled balls to organizations servicing kids with disabilities or life threatening diseases. So far PGB has collected over 67,000 balls from clubs, camps, schools, the USTA New England, Wilson Sporting Goods and individuals. After PGB collects and delivers 200,000 balls to its turf provider, the provider will donate an equestrian turf to a therapeutic riding facility for children with disabilities.
All balls used in each of the tournaments will be donated to Project Green Ball. We encourage all competitors to bring their dead balls from home and donate them to Project Green Ball. A collection bin and information about Project Green Ball will be available at the tournament. The first 50 competitors donating 15 or more dead balls will receive a Wilson tennis towel.
If you want to help staff our exhibition table at a tournament please reach out to Ben Soloway at firstname.lastname@example.org. The first 10 under age 12 kids who help staff our table will receive a tennis towel.