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Friday, July 01, 2016

Tennis Thanks the Troops: A 72-Hour Salute with ThanksUSA

On July 1-4, Bonnie Vona of the USTA Mid-Atlantic Section – with the assistance of world-renowned expert in sport science and human performance Dr. Mark Kovacs – will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for Most Consecutive Opponents (Tennis Singles) in a 72-Hour Tennis Marathon Challenge. A July 4th Family Festival will follow featuring Maryland’s Largest Tennis Clinic, a Junior L8 entry-level tournament, serving contest, military appreciation, raffles and giveaways, and the Germantown Glory Fireworks. All funds raised will benefit the ThanksUSA military family scholarship program.

When: Fri Jul 1 2016 (08:00 AM) – Mon Jul 4 2016 (08:00 AM)
Where: Montgomery TennisPlex, 18010 Central Park Circle, Boyds, MD 20847
Fee: Yes, sponsorships are available starting at $500 for individual player slots
Volunteer Info: Be a part of tennis history while raising funds for the ThanksUSA military family scholarship program! As part of the 72-Hour Tennis Marathon Challenge, Bonnie Vona will play tennis for 72 hours straight from July 1 to 4. Naturally, it will take many volunteers to meet Bonnie’s needs and properly document her progress to achieve a Guinness World Record. ThanksUSA is looking for tennis players, college interns, and skilled individuals to help with media, logistics, and event coordination.
Contact: For volunteer information: Jean Pletchette, (515) 468-8903; for event information:Michele Stork, (703) 855-4108
For more information: click here

Volunteer Opportunities with Computer CORE

CORE’s mission is to help low-income adults acquire the technological and life skills they need to pursue their career aspirations, by providing computer skills and job search skills training to over 200 under- and unemployed adults in the Northern Virginia region each year. Volunteers are at the heart of CORE’s mission. Volunteers help ensure that their students graduate with all the skills and tools they need for successful careers. For information on volunteer job descriptions, please see the link below.

When: Fri Jul 1 2016 (10:30 AM – 1:00 PM)
Where: Northern Virginia (Various Locations)
Contact: Eileen Joyner, (703) 931-7346
For more information: click here

501cTECH‘s Technology Innovation Awards Application Deadline

501cTECH will be giving away $7,500 to 3 area nonprofits who submit the best ideas for innovative technology projects. Nonprofits are invited to submit applications in one of three categories:
1. K-12 and STEM Education
2. Skills to Succeed and Workforce Development
3. Veterans and Military Families

Deadline: Fri Jul 1 2016 (5:00 PM)
Where: online
Fee: no
Contact: Victoria Anania, (202) 234-6897 ext 119
For more information: click here

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