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2007 Arthur Ashe Essay Contest

March 6, 2007 12:04 PM
To help commemorate the legacy of humanitarian and tennis great Arthur Ashe, USTA/NJTL sponsors an annual essay contest – open only to USTA/NJTL participants – asking entrants to answer, in 300 words or less, “Why is Arthur Ashe a legend?” If you do not belong to an NJTL, click here to locate an NJTL in your area.

Ten national winners will receive an all-expense paid trip to New York to be guests at Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day, go to a professional sporting event, check out a Broadway show, take a boat tour around New York City and receive an award at a luncheon in their honor. Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day is a day-long festival of kids’ tennis activities that includes interactive games, musical entertainment and free clinics. It will be a weekend to remember!

If you’re between the ages of 10 and 18 and play tennis at an active NJTL, click here for the Arthur Ashe Essay Contest entry form. If you’d like to submit an essay in Spanish, click here for the Arthur Ashe Essay Contest entry form in Spanish. Essays and applications are due July 10, Arthur Ashe’s birthday.

Download the guide to Conducting Your Arthur Ashe Essay Contest if you’re an NJTL interested in administering a contest in your program.




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