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The Smash: Issue #5

November 29, 2016 10:06 AM



Issue #5,  November 23, 2016


THE SMASH is a periodic email newsletter of the Alpine Regional Tennis Association (ARTA), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed to promote tennis in Northern Michigan.  You are receiving this email because we would like to keep you up to date about exciting tennis activities underway in our Gaylord community, including efforts to construct four new courts at the Sportsplex. If you would like to be removed from any future newsletter communications, simply respond so by return email.


COMMUNITY SUPPORT CONTINUES TO BUILD.  ARTA expresses its gratitude to the following organizations for their confidence and support in the form of gifts or pledges for ARTA’s mission to build four USTA approved tennis courts at the Otsego County Sportsplex:  Otsego County $15,000; Gaylord Area Convention and Tourism Bureau $10,000; Great Lakes Energy $5,000; and the Dr. Michael J. Moir Fund through the Otsego County Community Foundation.   Thank you!


ARTA PRESIDENT SELECTED 2016 USTA MIDWEST NMTA VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR!  ARTA President Laura Hansmann has been selected as the Midwest Northern Michigan Tennis Association Volunteer of the Year for her unequivocal commitment to growing the game of tennis through quality instruction and facilities.  Congratulations Laura for a job well done and much deserved recognition!


ROUND UP TO HELP LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS!  Be a supporter of local non-profit organizations by “rounding up” to the next dollar on your Great Lakes Energy bill.  The pennies per payment that this decision generates combines with others for big results through The People Fund!  ARTA received a pledge of $5,000 for court construction through this fund made possible by GLE customer generosity. 


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