ATLANTA, GA, August 25, 2012 – The Hayes Family Foundation has matched the USTA Serves grant recently awarded to the Atlanta Youth Tennis & Education Foundation (AYTEF) in the amount of $7500 for its ACE (Academic Creative Engagement) afterschool program.
Founded by Cris and Jerry Hayes in 1996, the Hayes Family Foundation’s goal is to use venture philanthropy-like giving to enhance the effectiveness of worthy organizations. The board’s values include citizenship, self-reliance and responsibility. The foundation strives to improve its local communities—Jacksonville, FL, Highlands, NC, and Atlanta, GA by enhancing the capacity of individuals and organizations. Impressed with its leadership, mission and growth prospects, the Hayes Family Foundation is excited to partner with AYTEF to expand their reach and effectiveness in the greater Atlanta community.
“We are so appreciative to the trustees of the Hayes Family Foundation for their support. The funds will help us implement an afterschool program that provides a stronger connection of education to tennis with the ACE Curriculum,” said Cee Jai Jones, Director of Community Outreach and Programs for AYTEF. “It will also enable us to reach over 1000 youth ages 5-18 while promoting healthy lifestyles and helping children pursue their goals.
The Atlanta Youth Tennis & Education Foundation is a non-profit organization that was established in 2003 to meet the needs of underserved youth in the metro Atlanta area.
“USTA Serves is proud to continue to provide financial resources to organizations impacting the future of thousands of children throughout the nation, helping them to develop life skills through tennis and education,” says Deborah Slaner Larkin, Executive Director, USTA Serves. “It is our hope and belief that these young men and women will continue to positively impact their communities and beyond.”
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