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USD 259 QuickStart Tennis in Schools  

On February 19, 2019, 73 USD 259 Physical Education teachers from 24 schools received USTA teacher tennis training as part of the MCB Kansas led initiative to bring tennis into the physical education curriculum at Wichita 259 public schools. Not only has this collaboration between MCB Kansas, USD 259 and USTA Kansas District commencing in 2015 bringing Physical Education teacher tennis training and equipment to 57 public schools in the Wichita area, but it is an example of the positive community benefits resulting from a collaboration between the non-profit, public and private sector. As just an example of the number of kids involved, the 12 elementary schools registered as a result of this collaboration in 2015 had a total student enrollment of approximately 5,878 kids.

With the upcoming completion of the USD 259 project, MCB Kansas is looking to expand its outreach to other schools and organizations in the Wichita and surrounding area. Your contributions and donations through the annual MCB Kansas Tennis Tournament Fundraiser have been instrumental in allowing us to fulfill this objective.

McAdams Community Tennis Program

MCB is a sponsor to the McAdams Program, formerly partnering with the Goose Doughty Tennis Foundation, which provides summer tennis clinics and training to underprivileged children. No fee required for participation, however all youth requested to submit an essay for the Arthur Ashe Essay Contest.   Two (2) kids from this Program won the National Contest for their essays and as a result were awarded trips to the USTA Arthur Ashe Fun Day at the U.S. Open.

 Summer Activity Camps for Kids

MCB sponsors tennis as an activity at summer day camps for kids ages 6 to 14 in June and July, held at Colvin Elementary School (Plainview Activity Camp for Kids), Lynette Woodard Recreation Facility and Evergreen Park. These camps are organized and run by the Ralph Wulz Tennis Center and our fundraising serves close to 2,000 Wichita youth each year.

Riverfest Tennis Fun Day

The MCB Tennis Foundation of Kansas is, once again, bringing tennis to Riverfest! On Friday, June 7, 2019 the staff of the Ralph Wulz Tennis Center in Riverside will share the fun of tennis as part of the Riverfest Health and Wellness Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the north side of Century II and as part of Cox Kids Corner activities from 3 to 5 p.m. on Waterman St., south of the Hyatt Regency hotel. Sponsored by MCB, and with all equipment provided, this free activity is designed to engage even those youth who have never picked up a tennis racquet! No sign up, just show up.

Special Olympics Kansas

MCB maintains a connection to these special athletes through funding, and by volunteering time and instruction at the summer Special Olympics games.

Kids Play Day at the Wichita Tennis Open

The Wichita Tennis Open is a Men’s $15,000 USTA Pro Circuit Futures Tournament held in Wichita in June/July. MCB sponsors  the Kids Play Day, as a charitable endeavor to benefit the community and involve kids in tennis.

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