Project Green Ball is very excited to announce that the Boston Lobsters are sponsoring a tennis ball collection contest to benefit Project Green Ball. The contest is open from April 1, 2014 through June 30, 2014 to any tennis club. The Boston Lobsters will award the club that collects the most tennis balls for donation to Project Green Ball during the collection period with 6 box seats, VIP parking and the chance to meet the team at the Lobsters home opening match on July 6, 2014 against the Texas Wild.
In addition, the Lobsters will host a Project Green Ball night at the last home match on July 20, 2014 against the Philadelphia Freedoms. Fans bringing the most balls in a variety of categories will have the chance to win prizes. Further details will be announced closer to the commencement of the season.
The Boston Lobsters hosted a Project Green Ball exhibition booth at all Boston Lobsters home matches last year resulting in the education of hundreds of patrons and the collection of thousands of balls. Project Green Ball will be exhibiting again this year at all home Lobsters matches.
The Boston Lobsters are the New England franchise of Mylan World TeamTennis (WTT). This year the Lobsters have seven home matches at their stadium at the Manchester Athletic Club. The season commences on July 6, 2014 and runs through July 23, 2014. John Isner, the top-ranked American on the ATP World Tour, will be returning to the Boston Lobsters for the 2014 Mylan World TeamTennis (WTT) season. WTT showcases the best in competitive team tennis based on equality, community and teamwork. WTT was co-founded by Billie Jean King in the 1970’s with its innovative co-ed platform, fast and fan friendly format of play with the world’s top players.
Project Green Ball, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation whose mission it is to recycle used tennis balls and to donate surfaces based on the recycled balls to organizations servicing people with disabilities or life threatening diseases. Project Green Ball has collected over 125,000 tennis balls for recycling into second surfaces. Two tennis ball-based equestrian turfs are currently in use in therapeutic riding programs.