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Tennis advocate gets served with award

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Provided to the Tahoe Daily Tribune. David Alexander, JETT president, left, was presented the U.S. Tennis Association 2005 MPC Service Award at the MPA's Diversity in the New Millennium luncheon. From left are Alexander; Dwight Johnson, USTA NorCal president; and Kirk Larson, JETT treasurer. In front is Sharon Smith-Mauney, USTA director of diversity.

The United State Tennis Association recently presented the 2005 Multicultural Participation Committee Service Award to David Alexander of South Lake Tahoe.

The award is given to a program or individual each year in recognition of outstanding organizational and/or program outreach to the multicultural tennis community.

The MPC Award was established in 2001 as part of the Multicultural Participation Committee’s strategy to pay tribute to those who have championed the cause for diversity both on and off the tennis court. The awards are presented each year at the MPC’s Diversity in the New Millennium forum and awards luncheon. This year the event took place Nov. 5 at the Grand View Pavilion in Alameda.

Alexander is the director of the Junior Enrichment Tournament Tennis program at South Lake Tahoe and has been instrumental in bringing tennis opportunities to scores of young people at the South Shore.

“With a large batch of up-and- coming junior players preparing themselves for competitive play, the future looks bright for the JETT team and for South Tahoe tennis in general,” Alexander said.

In 2006, JETT will be partnering with the Boys & Girls Club of Lake Tahoe and the Family Resource Center to offer after-school tennis and tutoring. JETT is currently seeking and applying for funding for these programs.

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Those interested in supporting JETT can send tax deductible donations to JETT, 1724 Fortune Way, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150.

Their Federal Tax ID Number is 87-0734027.

For more information contact Alexander at (530) 544-4669.