Israel Tennis Centers Takes Active Role in Mitzvah Day Celebration

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Children From Around the ITC Pitch In To Help Others

This past week the Israel Tennis Centers participated in Israel’s national “Mitzvah Day”, in which hundreds of children from the ITC Embrace Programs for youth at risk took part in activities designed to help those in need. These included:

•Children from the ITC – Akko spruced up a local garden by painting the walls and planting flowers;
•Children from the ITC – Kiryat Shmona rolled up their sleeves and volunteered to do chores at the center;
•Children from the Elizabeth and Lawrence Krulik Family ITC – Tiberias helped renovate the gates, clean the garden and hang swings;
•Children from the Harry and Evelyn Burg ITC – Arad visited a day care center whose workers have special needs;
•Children from the Ethiopian Excellence Program at the Samson Israel Tennis Center – Beer Sheva along with children from Addison Reserve Embrace Program visited a local group of seniors, made them cards and cleaned their garden.

These acts of kindness are just one of thousands of activities that take place every year at the 14 Israel Tennis Centers throughout Israel. The children learn the value of giving back from the various programs offered at the centers.

While many people are familiar with the ITC’s various programs, most may not know that the organization just launched a more dynamic way of showcasing its life altering mission – the newly designed ITC website. Visit http://www.israeltenniscenters.org and enjoy!

About the Israel Tennis Centers Foundation:

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 almost a half million 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. http://www.israeltenniscenters.org.

Contacts:

Jacqueline Glodstein                
ITC Vice President/Global Development    
646-884-7450
jglodstein(at)israeltenniscenters(dot)org

Richard Weber
ITC Global Director of Marketing
646-884-7410
rweber(at)israeltenniscenters(dot)org

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