Philadelphia Freedoms To Donate 2013 Season Balls to Project Green Ball

The Philadelphia Freedoms have agreed to donate tennis balls from their 2013 season to Project Green Ball.  The Freedoms join the Boston Lobsters as the second Mylan World TeamTennis team to donate tennis balls to Project Green Ball. Wilson Sporting Goods has agreed to help facilitate the participation of the Freedoms in Project Green Ball.

The Philadelphia Freedoms 2013 Mylan World TeamTennis presented by GEICO season home opener will take place on July 10 at the Pavilion at Villanova University, featuring the return of Andy Roddick playing for the Springfield Lasers.  The home season continues on July 16 when 2013 Australian Open semifinalist and current world no. 16 Sloane Stephens makes her Freedoms home debut against the defending WTT Champion Washington Kastles and former world no. 1 Martina Hingis, who will be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame just three days prior.  Sloane continues her Freedoms run with home matches July 17 and July 19.  Then, the world’s top doubles team and Olympic gold medalists, Bob and Mike Bryan, visit with the Texas Wild on July 21.  Hall of Famer John McEnroe closes out the Freedoms regular season when he visits with the New York Sportimes on July 24.  Tickets to all Freedoms home matches are available online at freedomstix.ticketfly.com or by calling 866-WTT-TIXS.

The Freedoms have also agreed to provide Project Green Ball with exhibition space at the Freedoms’ home matches.  If you intend to attend Freedom home matches we encourage you to bring your dead tennis balls to donate to Project Green Ball.  We will be collecting the balls at our exhibition space.

If you are in the Philadelphia area and would like to volunteer for Project Green Ball at the Freedoms’ home matches, please reach out to us at info@projectgreenball.com.  We’d love to get you involved with our collection efforts.

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Project Green Ball Initiates Ambassador and Volunteer Program

In response to requests from tennis fans, sustainability advocates and therapeutic riding supporters, Project Green Ball has initiated an Ambassador program.  The program allows supporters of Project Green Ball to assume leadership positions in regions throughout the United States to facilitate the collection and recycling of dead tennis balls.  For those who are interested in helping Ambassadors, we are also initiating a volunteer program.

Project Green Ball is pleased to announce the appointment of our first three Ambassadors – Brandon Still in Michigan, Robert Ma in the New York City Area and Alex Heil in Chicago.  Brandon, Robert and Alex each independently contacted Project Green Ball and asked to participate in the growth and development of PGB.  We couldn’t be more pleased to welcome them as our first Ambassadors.

Brandon Still is a tennis coach in the Detroit area at the Eastside Tennis and Fitness Club.  He has spent a lot of time volunteering with therapeutic riding programs for mentally handicapped children and understands the value of therapeutic riding programs.  Brandon has jumped right in to Project Green Ball by enlisting participation in the PGB program by the Eastside Tennis and Fitness Club, Lochmoor Country Club and The Grosse Pointe Hunt Club.  In addition, Brandon has obtained the agreement of the Albion College tennis team to donate its dead balls to Project Green Ball.

Robert Ma is a tennis enthusiast, architect and maintains a global role at MMoser Associates – leading the firm’s Sustainability Initiative. Rob plays at various locations in New York and is in the process of building a community of tennis enthusiasts through the Brooklyn-Manhattan Tennis Meet-Up Group.

Alex Heil plays tennis in the Gladiator Tennis league, which expects 800 players this year in the Chicagoland area. He works in marketing for a medical non-profit with over 50,000 members worldwide. He is passionate about tennis and helping others, much like his idol, Andre Agassi.  Alex intends to organize the donation of balls from Gladiator tournaments and from Chicago area clubs.  As Wilson is the Official Ball of Gladiator Tennis, Wilson Sporting Goods has agreed to help facilitate the participation of Gladiator Tennis in Project Green Ball.

We would also like to welcome our first volunteer to Project Green Ball.  Alexandra Cahill is a Junior at Holliston High School, in Holliston, MA, where she is a member of the varsity tennis team and environmental science club leading sustainability initiatives.  Alex is working with Tri-Valley area tennis clubs and high school teams on their donation of used tennis balls to Project Green Ball.

If  you want to volunteer, please reach out to us at info@projectgreenball.com and we can put you in touch with an Ambassador in your area.  Alternatively, if you would like to be an Ambassador for Project Green Ball, please reach out to us and we can figure out a way to work together.

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More More More Balls! Project Green Ball collection tops 65,000 tennis balls

Thanks to the Cohasset Tennis Club (1,250 balls), Longfellow Wayland (750 balls) and Natick Racket Club (450 balls) for contributing balls to Project Green Ball!  The usual suspects are to be thanked – Elaine Cosseboom and Bud Schultz at Cohasset, Phil Parrish at Longfellow and Sheila Weinstock at Natick Racket Club.

The donations bring the total number of tennis balls collected by Project Green Ball to 65,607 balls.  PGB is about a third of the way towards achieving its goal of 200,000 balls.  Once PGB collects and delivers 200,000 balls to our equestrian turf manufacturer, our manufacturer will contribute a turf to a therapeutic riding center for people with disabilities and life threatening diseases.

With the spring tennis season around the corner (optimistic, aren’t we?), please keep PGB in mind for your dead tennis balls.  We are especially eager to receive ball donations from high school and college teams.  Please reach out to us at info@projectgreenball.com if you would like to participate in Project Green Ball and donate balls to the effort.

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Project Green Ball Partners with the Boston Lobsters

Project Green Ball is pleased to announce that the Boston Lobsters, the New England franchise of Mylan World Team Tennis, have agreed to give all their used balls from the upcoming 2013 season to Project Green Ball.  In addition, Project Green Ball will be exhibiting at Lobster home matches and will host collection bins at the matches for all your dead balls.

So save all your used balls and be sure to deposit them at the PGB collection bins at the Lobsters’ matches this July at the Manchester Athletic Club, the new home of the Lobsters.  If you have never been to the MAC it is a top facility that will be an ideal showcase for exceptional professional tennis and family fun.  For more information on the Boston Lobsters, contact Darlene Hayes.  darlene@BostonLobsters.net / 508-435-2023 www.bostonlobsters.net

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Two new clubs donate to Project Green Ball; Over 63,000 balls in total collected

The Mount Auburn Club (850 balls) and the Kingsbury Club (250 balls) have joined over 20 other clubs, schools and camps in donating balls to Project Green Ball.  Together, with new balls donations from the Natick Racket Club (500 balls), Project Green Ball has now collected or has commitments for over 63,000 tennis balls.

PGB is over 30% of the way towards achieving its goal of collecting 200,000 tennis balls.  Once PGB collects 200,000 balls our equestrian turf manufacturer partner will donate a riding surface to a therapeutic riding program for persons with disabilities and life threatening diseases.

Special thanks to Sheryl Maskell at the Mount Auburn Club and to Donna Bearup at the Kingsbury Club for thinking of PGB.  As usual, thanks to the folks at Natick Racket Club who have faithfully continued to donate balls to our collection bin at the club.

If you belong to a club which would like to host a collection bin or would like to find a way to dispose of your dead tennis balls in a sustainable manner, please reach out to Project Green Ball at info@projectgreenball.com.  We’d love to hear from you and work with you.

 

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Project Green Ball surpasses 61,000 balls collected!

Local area clubs have provided another 7,000 balls to Project Green Ball.  Leading the way is the Longfellow Club (4,300 balls), followed by Pine Brook Country Club (1,200 balls), Natick Racket Club (975 balls) and Nashua Swim & Tennis Club (525 balls).

All total Project Green Ball has now collected or has commitments for 61,557 balls.  Thanks to Phil Parrish at Longfellow, Jimmy Sharton at Pine Brook and Robb Schachter at NSTC for their support.

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Thoreau Club Contributes an Additional 1,675 Tennis Balls to Project Green Ball

The Thoreau Club in Concord, MA today contributed another 1,675 tennis balls to Project Green Ball.  So far the Thoreau Club has contributed 2,955 balls to PGB.  Kudos to Rick Sharton and the folks at PGB for thinking of us and helping us reach our goal.

Project Green Ball now has collected or has commitments for 54,557 balls.  Once PGB collects and delivers 200,000 balls to its equestrian footing partner, IGK Equestrian will contribute footing to a therapeutic riding center for people with disabilities.

If you have balls that you would like to contribute please consider visiting one of our collection centers to drop off your balls.  Or, if you are a club, tennis facility or academy and would like to arrange for a pick up of balls, please reach out to us at info@projectgreenball.com and we can set something up.

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Project Green Ball Installs 7th Collection Bin at Boston Sports Club Lexington and Local Club Donations Bring PGB Ball Tally to Nearly 53,000 Balls

Project Green Ball installed its seventh collection bin at the Boston Sports Club in Lexington this weekend.  Collection bins have become an increasingly large component of PGB’s collection activities as more and more local tennis players become aware of PGB and its mission.  Special thanks to Ron Graziosi and Rosemary Ducharme for their efforts.  Here’s a picture of our latest collection bin at BCS in Lexington:

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We cleaned out collection bins at the Natick Racket Club and Wightman Tennis Center this weekend, yielding just over 600 balls.  In addition, the Thoreau Club in Concord, MA contributed another 780 balls (thanks to Rick Sharton).  All total, PGB has collected nearly 53,000 balls.

Thanks to everyone for their generous contributions and keep them coming.  If your club or facility would like to host a collection bin, please let us know and we can help you set one up.  Please contact us at info@projectgreenball.com.

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Two New Collection Bins at Harvard University’s Murr Center Courts

If you play tennis at the courts at Harvard’s Murr Center, then please throw your dead balls into our newest collection bins.  These stylish, sturdy corrugated wonders can hold lots of balls.  And now there are two of them at Harvard!!!  So please fill them up quickly to help Project Green Ball achieve its goals.  Special thanks to Casey Blodgett and to Yogi Shridhare for initiating this effort.

These bins mark our fifth and sixth collection bins at clubs and facilities.  We’d be interested in your thoughts.  Which do you like better – the classic blue recycle garbage bin or the throwback, utilitarian cardboard moving bin?  Any other ideas for bins?

If your club or facility would like a collection bin (classic, throwback or other) reach out to us at info@projectgreenball.com and we can help you set one up.

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Project Green Ball collects over 51,000 tennis balls!

Thanks to Bosse Sports and Health Club, Cohasset Tennis Club and Longfellow Wayland, Project Green Ball has now collected or has commitments for over 51,ooo tennis balls.  Bosse Sports and Health Club contributed a whopping 2,280 balls!  Cohasset donated 570 balls and Longfellow Wayland contributed 560 balls.

Shout outs to Elaine Cosseboom and Bud Schultz at Cohasset for all their help and to Dave Weisman at Bosse for his generous contributions.  Thanks as well to Laury Hammel and Phil Parrish for hosting a collection bin at Longfellow.

In a few months of collection, Project Green Ball is now past a quarter of the way towards its goal of 200,000 balls.  Once we collect and deliver 200,000 tennis balls to our turf manufacturer partner, IGK Equestrian, they will donate an equestrian turf to a therapeutic riding center.

If you have dead tennis balls that you would like to donate or would like to host a collection bin at your facility, please reach out to us at info@projectgreenball.com.

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