Jump Start QuickStart in Pittsylvania County
Training for Pittsylvania County - August 2015
Pittsylvania County is QCV's 24th county and 25th community served. There are 18 public schools with 9,300 students spread over 978 square miles -- the largest county in Virginia. There are no public tennis courts in the entire county. Hargrave Military Academy and Chatham Hall each have six courts and are interested in community outreach. Training for PE teachers and community members was held in August 2015 with 35 participants. Two schools -- Twin Springs Elementary and Chatham Middle School -- were equipped by QCV soon after. A contribution from SHEETZ #306 funded equipment for Mount Airy Elementary. An anonymous grant enabled us to equip five more schools. An equipment grant from USTA Mid-Atlantic equipped two schools, and funding from the Womack Foundation equipped four more. All elementary and middle schools in Pittsylvania were been equipped within less than one year of training. We have also equipped Sacred Heart Catholic School. Only the four public high schools left to go . . .
Now we are raising funds to purchase equipment for the Carlisle School in Chatham, one Boys & Girls Club site and for Hargrave Military Academy Community outreach which is led by Hargrave Tennis Coach Jimmy Tung. Equipment for Pittsylvania Parks & Recreation is deferred until summer 2017 while they concentrate on builidng ball fields. We need to raise funds to equip them all.
Our Jump Start QuickStart model is train, equip and support schools and other youth-centric organizations that incorporate kid-sized tennis into the curriculum and/or enrichment activites. We provide free training and raise funds to buy equipment. We try to remove all barriers to entry for schools and youth organizations. We want to get kids moving and learning a lifetime sport. A racquet in every hand! A smile on every face!
Dan River Middle School
It costs ~$650 to purchase 36 racquets, two portable nets and six dozen balls for one site.
18 Pittsylvania schools $11,700 36 racquets, two portable nets and six dozen balls for each site
18 curriculum guides 690 USTA School Tennis Curriculum kit
Parks & Recreation 2,600 Four sites (2017/2018)
Sacred Heart Catholic Sch. 650
Carlisle School 650
Boys & Girls Club 650 One site
Hargrave Outreach 650
Equipment funded by: School/Organization
QuickStart Tennis 1,340 Twin Springs ES and Chatham MS
SHEETZ #306 650 Mount Airy ES
Anonymous grant 3,450 Kentuck, Southside, Stony Mill and Union Hall ES; Dan River MS
USTA Mid Atlantic 1,300 Brosville and Chatham ES
Womack Foundation 2,500 Gretna ES, Hurt ES, Gretna MS and Tunstall MS
Sam's #4996 500 Sacred Heart Catholic School
of the Dan River Region 2,600 Chatham HS, Dan River HS, Gretna HS and Tunstall HS
To be funded $ 5,250
If you would like to help us equip Pittsylvania County, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Twin Springs Elementary School - December 2015
MANY THANKS to SHEETZ for equipping Mount Airy Elementary!
MANY THANKS to Sam's #4996 for stepping up for Jump Start QuickStart
in Pittsylvania County!