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Prestwick Tennis Center joins Adopt-A-Unit effort

lipbalmMembers of the Prestwick Tennis Center in Myrtle Beach, SC came together to give back to the United States military.  Participating in the USTA's Adopt-A-Unit Effort, Prestwick gathered toiletries and other necessities to send to Afghanistan.  The Tennis Center also helped get the whole community involved by enlisting a local elementary school to participate in a letter writing campaign. 
The Adopt-A-Unit effort is designed to guide tennis organizations and players to ‘adopt’ a military unit of anywhere between 25-100 service members deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan by sending care packages of necessities.   In turn, USTA Serves, the National Charitable Foundation of the USTA, will send portable tennis equipment to the adopted unit on your behalf with instructions and educational information on tennis. The effort allows the tennis community to show support and to introduce soldiers to a recreational means for reintegrating with family, friends and community upon their return from conflict.
socksPrestwick Tennis Center donations weighed in at just over 168 pounds with postage costing $197.10.  Postage costs were covered by the USTA South Carolina Adopt-A-Unit grant.  Special thanks to everyone who participated in the Adopt-A-Unit campaign. 
If your community or facility would like to participate in the USTA Adopt-A-Unit effort, visit the USTA SC grant page for information on how to take advantage of the USTA SC Adopt-A-Unit grant.  You must register by November 1st to be eligible for the grant.