Special Exhibition scheduled for Nov. 9, at Standard Club

Special For the AJT

ITC Team Photo

In its continuing quest to “empower Israel’s children…beyond tennis”, the Israel Tennis Centers Foundation (ITC) proudly announced that its Fall 2014 North American exhibition schedule will include a special appearance at The Standard Club in Atlanta on Sunday, November 9th.

A diverse multicultural team of Israeli players and their coach will be flying to the U.S. to meet members of the Atlanta community who are interested in learning more about the ITC and hearing about the integral role that the centers played during the recent conflict to keep the children safe and secure. Scheduled from 2 pm to 5 pm, the event will include a tennis clinic, Davis Cup match pitting local junior tennis players against ITC junior players and a ‘meet & greet’ reception with the team and other ITC representatives.

“The ITC uses tennis as a tool to improve the lives of disadvantaged Israeli children of all backgrounds,” said Melissa Stein Nodvin, Event Chairperson. “Providing them with essential life skills to achieve to the best of their abilities is the highest mission any organization could have.”

Through the ITC’s social impact programs, a wide range of children are served, including youth at risk, immigrants and children with special needs, from autism and ADHD to Down Syndrome as well as those with developmental and physical disabilities. Tennis has the unparalleled ability to bring together children from different religions in coexistence programs, promoting understanding, cooperation and friendship on and off the court.

The Israeli contingent includes Israel Tennis Centers coach and global ambassador Ronen Moralli who recently returned from an unprecedented trip to South Africa in which he helped train local coaches and underprivileged youth at the Arthur Ashe Tennis complex in Soweto. The ITC sees tennis as an important opportunity to build cultural ties and show the real face of Israel to South Africans and the rest of the world.

The Israel Tennis Centers Foundation (ITC) is a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization that works tirelessly through the medium of sport to enhance the development of Israeli youth. Since opening its first center in Ramat Hasharon in 1976, the ITC has helped over 400,000 children, many of whom come from outlying development towns throughout

Israel. The ITC’s 14 centers stretch from Kiryat Shmona on the Lebanese border in the North to Beer Sheva bordering the Negev Desert in the South.

For more information or to attend the event on November 9th, contact ITC Development Director Yoni Yair at 954-480-6333 or yyair@israeltenniscenters.org, or Jody Rosen, CEO of The Rosen Group in Atlanta at 404-735-8806 or jody@therosengroupatlanta.com.