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Babolat and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Celebrate the Greater Miami Tennis & Education Foundation

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March 31, 2012



© 2012">Daily
Tennis News Wire -" width="107" height="150" align="right" hspace="5">Babolat,
and Team Babolat player Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, hosted a special event to
celebrate the Greater Miami Tennis & Education Foundation (GMTEF) 
during the Sony Ericsson Open. The event included a special donation
from Babolat of junior-specific products including racquets and footwear
along with tennis balls to support GMTEF’s programs for youth.

“Tennis runs in our
blood and we continuously look for opportunities to bring the sport to
more people,” said Jérôme Pin, Managing Director of Babolat USA. “The
Greater Miami Tennis & Education Foundation mission aligns with our
dedication to supporting local tennis programs and junior players, so
everyone can enjoy tennis as much as we do.”

Tsonga presented a
donation on behalf of Babolat to representatives from GMTEF and an
audience of kids participating in its Adopt-A-Player program. Following
the presentation, the kids had the opportunity to meet one of their
tennis idols and play mini-tennis with him.

”GMTEF is a great
organization giving kids access to a lifetime sport, like tennis, who
might otherwise not have the chance to play,” said Tsonga. “The skills I
learned in my youth helped shape the player I am today and it’s an honor
to provide that gift to kids who wouldn’t otherwise have this

The Greater Miami
Tennis & Education Foundation has served over 33,000 youth from
economically and socially challenged communities in Miami-Dade County
since its inception in 1974. Its programs educate youth on the game of
tennis and valuable life skills by establishing a pathway from beginner
through competitive levels for junior players.


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