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Sea Island Resorts Joins the USTA Southern Section Sponsorship Family

July 19, 2005 02:11 PM

The USTA Southern Section announced that the legendary Sea Island Resort has become an Official Sponsor of the Section. The agreement makes Sea Island the Official Resort of the USTA Southern Section as well as an Official Sponsor of the USTA Southern Section BMW Combo Doubles program.

Sea Island Resorts, located in Sea Island, GA is world renowned for it first class tennis and golf and pristine private beach. Voted number one for favorite family-friendly resort and top 20 for World’s Best Spas among readers of Travel Leisure, Sea Island boasts four superb resorts on coastal Georgia.

“I am thrilled about this partnership with Sea Island Resort,” said Jeff Gray, USTA Southern Section President. “Sea Island Resort offers long standing traditions, warm genuine hospitality, and an unparalleled atmosphere. The Sea Island Retreat Tennis Center truly provides one of the most unique tennis experiences in the nation.”

The partnership began July 15, 2005 and runs through May 31, 2007.

“I am very happy that we are officially aligned with the USTA Southern section as a sponsor. We have had a strong relationship over the past five years, having held several regional and national tournaments here. This partnership will continue to strengthen and grow the sport of tennis in our area.” says Dickie Anderson, Tennis Director for Sea Island.

Founded in 1881, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) is the national governing body for the sport of tennis in this country. In addition to owning the US Open and selecting members of the Davis Cup, Fed Cup, Olympic and Paralympic teams, the USTA administers a variety of programs nationwide for players of all ages and ability levels. A not-for-profit organization, the association is divided into 17 sections, of which the USTA Southern Section is the largest. The 165,000 USTA members living in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee make up the USTA Southern Section, and account for approximately 25% of the total USTA membership. A professional staff housed in Norcross, GA carries out the USTA Southern Section’s daily operations, but policy is formed and much of the organization’s work is executed via a Board and committee structure of over 200 volunteers. For more information about the types of programs and services offered by the USTA Southern Section visit www.southerntennis.com.

A private resort and real estate development company founded in 1928, Sea Island Company today owns and operates The Cloister Hotel, The Lodge at Sea Island, The Lodge at Cabin Bluff, and the private Ocean Forest and Frederica Golf Clubs, all on the southeast Georgia coast. Sea Island Company’s real estate development includes the 600 private home cottage colony on Sea Island, Georgia and several exclusive communities on neighboring St. Simons Island, including new offerings at Frederica, a community that provides privacy, tranquility and the sporting life at its finest. For more information about Sea Island, visit www.seaisland.com.




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