Saturday, February 9

Serving Up Love

A tennis event for novice and experienced players of all ages

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February 5, 2013 is the 27th annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD).  In the spirit of National Girls and Women in Sports Day, and in alignment with the Girls Inc. program “Sporting Chance” Girls Inc. of Santa Fe will be partnering with Shellaberger Tennis Center to present “Serving Up Love” on February 9 from 1-4pm.

A family-fun tennis event that benefits Girls Inc. of Santa Fe is being held at the Shellaberger Tennis Center in Santa Fe on Saturday, February 9 from 1-4 PM. “Serving Up Love” is an afternoon of fun tennis games and exhibitions. There will be activities for novice and experienced tennis players, including:

• Tennis Bowling
• Beat the Pro
• Return Pro’s Serve
• Ace the Pro
• Serve Speed Check

*Community partners include:
• UNM Lobos Women’s Tennis Team: assisting with the youth games
• Judge Timothy Garcia and world-class senior Jimmy Parker will play an exhibition with the coaches of the
UNM Lobos Women’s Tennis Team

Tickets are $10 each. Children under 18 are free but must be accompanied by an adult. To purchase tickets:
• Call 505-982-2042
• Visit www.girlsincofsantafe.org/serving-up-love
• At the door

“In the spirit of National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) on February 5, and in alignment with the Girls Inc. program ‘Sporting Chance,’ Girls Inc. of Santa Fe is proud to be offering this program to the community,” says Kris Falvo, Executive Director of Girls Inc. of Santa Fe.

Ms. Falvo says, “Sporting Chance provides girls with opportunities to have fun; learn basic movement and sport skills; increase their coordination, endurance, and strength; consider the career opportunities connected to sports; and learn about successful athletes and the history of women in sports. They learn how to be both cooperative and competitive, and how to discipline their bodies and their minds.”

NGWSD is celebrated in all 50 states with community-based events, award ceremonies, and activities honoring the achievements and encouraging participation of girls and women in sports. “We’re fortunate to have the presence of the Lobos women athletes,” say Falvo who adds, “because they exemplify our mission of fostering an environment that promotes girls to be strong, smart, and bold.”

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