Monday, October 17, 2011

BCP Receives USTA Organization of the Year Award

The Baltimore Curriculum Project has received the US Tennis Association/Maryland Chapter's Organization of the Year Award. BCP Executive Vice President Larry Schugam was on hand Saturday to receive the award at the USTA Maryland's annual luncheon in Annapolis.

Last summer BCP launched a new Pre-K through 8 school tennis initiative incorporating 10 and Under Tennis. BCP has committed to bring tennis this year to nearly 1,500 students in all four of its schools -- City Springs School, Collington Square School, Hampstead Hill Academy, and Wolfe Street Academy -- through physical education, after school clubs, and an intramural tennis league planned for 2012.

BCP and USTA kicked off the initiative last June with a fun tennis outing in Patterson Park for over 400 students, followed this fall by an in-service training for BCP and other Baltimore City physical educators.

We would like to thank USTA/Maryland for this honor and for helping to bring tennis to our schools. Special thanks to USTA Maryland President Marc Kantrowitz, USTA Mid-Atlantic Tennis Service Representative Lynn Gertzog, and USTA Maryland 2nd Vice President Tim Almaguer for their support.

USTA Maryland’s mission is to promote the growth and development of tennis in Maryland as a healthy lifetime sport available to all regardless of age and ability. USTA Maryland fosters an inclusive tennis environment and greater diversity throughout the sport.
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