By the end of Q3, the 2017 Racquets For All collection goal had been met!
In all, thirty-five contributors had donated 623 racquets, 90 of them coming in the form of brand new youth racquets provided by longtime USTA Colorado partner, Subaru of America.
The official vehicle of USTA Colorado, Subaru continues to be an important supporter of the program designed to put racquets in the hands of people who need help in order to play tennis. “Subaru dollars allowed us to purchase small-gripped new racquets for older kids. Most of the donations we receive are adult racquets (with grips too large for tweens and young teens), and so this gives us the ability to better service people of all ages,” said Kristy Harris, Community Development Director for USTA Colorado.
The RFA High School Challenge brought in a total of 243 racquets, with the Chatfield High School Girls team and Fossil Ridge High School Boys team collecting and donating the most racquets of all.
A total of 523 racquets have been distributed to twenty-one different organizations already in 2017, and we’re always looking for new community-based groups and schools in need of equipment.
A request form is available at COLORADOTENNIS.com.