via press release:
QuickStart Tennis of Central Virginia, Inc. (QCV) is pleased to report it recently received three grants totaling $13,000 for Phase Two of Bring Tennis Back to the Park! – the construction of two full-size tennis courts at Claudius Crozet Park. Bama Works Fund of the Dave Matthews Band, the Community Endowment of the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation and the Ix Foundation stepped up to support tennis in western Albemarle County. Two full-size courts will complement the three 36-foot QuickStart tennis courts for kids ages eight and under that were completed in June and provide a place for kids ages nine and over (as well as adults) to play at the Park. These facilities will complete the tennis pathway in Crozet.
Lynda Harrill, QuickStart Tennis Coordinator, says, “With these three generous grants, we are getting very close to our goal. So far we’ve received funds or have commitments totaling $80,000 towards the $108,000 construction cost. We hope to have all funding in place soon so we can begin construction in the spring and have programming in place for the summer season. Raising funds for tennis courts in the current economic environment has been challenging. Basic needs must always come first, but we can’t forget that kids need to be active and have FUN in any environment. That’s how they learn and thrive. And a FUN physical activity like QuickStart tennis is a great way to teach kids to keep fit and be active for a lifetime.”
Until they get their site set up, you can donate by sending checks to QCV, PO Box 422, Ivy, VA.
Now … about more fields for soccer and lacrosse …
I think it’s interesting that no public notices signs were posted, as is seemingly the custom when changes are underway. I’m not opposed to tennis courts, just curious.