HCCTA Congrats CITA Honorees

HCCTA Founder, Helen Petersen, attended the 2016 Central Indiana Tennis Association’s annual meeting. Reiley Harrington received the Barbara S. Wynne Award, the highest award for junior girls in Central Indiana. Reiley has been a HCCTA volunteer since 2013 devoting hours to the development of the Special Olympics tennis. She was a coach at Hamilton County for three years and then helped expand the program to Washington Township at North Central High School in 2016.

Helen also thanked out-going CITA president Linda Goad for all the support CITA has given HCCTA in past.

Helen and Linda

Helen Petersen and Linda Goad

Reiley family—l-r: Stacey, Pete, Reiley, Ty, Ellie.

Reiley family—l-r: Stacey, Pete, Reiley, Ty, Ellie.

Showcasing HCCTA

Helen Moser Petersen and Lisa Jacskon are ready to showcase HCCTA and the Legacy Fund Philanthropy Celebration!

Helen Petersen and Lisa Jackson

Helen Petersen and Lisa Jackson

Visit to Medical Academic Center

Medical Academic Center (MAC) is a major sponsor of HCCTA and Champion Reads. HCCTA staff Maggie Petersen, Helen Petersen and Lisa Jackson took part in a MAC lab. They were awed at the miracle of the human body and reverent as they explored the various organs with their own hands. Thank you MAC for allowing students to literally experience the miracle of the human body with their own hands.

Maggie Petersen, Helen Petersen and Lisa Jackson

Maggie Petersen, Helen Petersen and Lisa Jackson

Fun Events to Support

 

Champion Reads Books, Jean Driscoll, Carmel

Marathon and HCCTA Events

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Jean Driscoll, the first athlete to win the Boston Marathon eight times and each time in a wheelchair. Come learn how she went from being the little girl who nobody wanted on their team to an US Olympic Hall of Famer who jogged with President Bill Clinton three times.
 

SUPPORT OPPORTUNITIES

Help support the Carmel Marathon community outreach programs by making a tax deductible donation:
$10 – Buys a spoke on a wheelchair racer
$10 – Buys Champion Citizen: Jean Driscoll for a student
$250 – Buys Champion Citizen: Jean Driscoll for a class (25 books)
$500 – Buys a wheel on a wheelchair racer
$1,000 – Buys two wheels on a wheelchair racer
$3,000 – Buys a wheelchair racer (first 3 donors are entered to win $600 in prizes*) LEARN MORE…
 
Please Donate
 
All donations are made payable to HCCTA (Hamilton County Community Tennis Association®), a 501 c 3 nonprofit. Tax receipts are emailed immediately to online donors.
 

Jean is supporting the Carmel Marathon to–

  • Inspire students to “dream big and work hard” like she did to overcome challenges and become champions.
  • Raise money to buy wheelchair racers for Indiana wheelchair athletes (wheelchair racing is open to athletes with any qualifying type of disability: amputees, spinal cord injuries, spina bifida, cerebral palsy and other mobility impairments).
  • Promote Champion Citizen: Jean Driscoll, a short biography created by Hamilton County Community Tennis Association (HCCTA) with the original research and first draft written by two Carmel High School students.

 

EVENTS

Thank you Vera Bradley and Hamilton Co. Sports Authority for sponsoring Champion Reads books.
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Friday, April 15, 2016
Jean Driscoll Assembly
11:00 am – 11:45 am
Fall Creek Valley Middle School (Lawrence, Indiana)
– All 300 students and teachers attending the assembly will receive a copy of Champion Citizen: Jean Driscoll written by HCCTA.
 
 
Friday, April 15, 2016
Jean Driscoll Assembly
1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Creekside Middle School (Carmel, Indiana)
– All 150 students and teachers attending the assembly will receive a copy of Champion Citizen: Jean Driscoll written by HCCTA.
 
 
April 16, 2016
– Jean Driscoll celebrity starter for Carmel Marathon
– Jean Driscoll afternoon Meet-n-Greet (open to public)
– Jean Driscoll evening fundraiser (invitation only)
 
For more information, please contact any of the following:
Todd Oliver, todd@carmelmarathon.com
Sandra Haugo, shaugo@medicalacademiccenter.com
Helen Petersen, helen.petersen@hccta.org
 

SPONSORS

The Carmel Marathon Jean Driscoll Community Outreach programs are made possible by:
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FIRST 3 TO DONATE ARE ENTERED TO WIN!

*THE FIRST 3 DONORS WHO PURCHASE A WHEELCHAIR RACER will be entered into a drawing to win the Grand Prize. This prize includes ALL of the following:

  • A Carmel Marathon jacket ($70 value)
  • A free entry into any 2016 Carmel Road Racing Group event ($20-$85 value)

And, from the Carmel Racquet Club:

  • One adult membership for one year ($290 value)
  • Free Pickleball clinic
  • Free Paddle Tennis clinic
  • One month unlimited class pass to Studio RE (barre and yoga) ($60 value)
  • Free one year Premium Subscription FitLivin mobile app ($60 value)
  • One hour private tennis lesson ($75 value)

 
The winner will be announced on April 16, 2016 at the Jean Driscoll evening reception, or will be contacted by HCCTA on April 18, 2016 if the winner is not present at the event. You do not have to be present to win. Odds of winning are 1 in 3.
 

GRAND PRIZE DRAWING DETAILS OF PARTICIPATION:

Eligibilty: To be eligible to compete for the Grand Prize drawing you must be one of the three first donors to make an online $3,000 donation via the HCCTA website (hccta.org) for a wheelchair racer in the “Carmel Marathon/Champion Citizens Support Opportunity” event. Each donation will automatically be date and time stamped to determine eligibility. There is no age limit to participate.

Grand Prize: The three eligible donors will be entered into a drawing to win the Grand Prize. This prize includes ALL of the following:
– A Carmel Marathon jacket ($70 value)

– A free entry into any 2016 Carmel Road Racing Group event ($20-$85 value)
 
And, from the Carmel Racquet Club, 225 E. Carmel Drive, Carmel, Indiana 46032, the Grand Prize also includes ALL of the following:
 
– One adult membership for one year ($290 value)
– Free Pickleball clinic
– Free Paddle Tennis clinic
– One month unlimited class pass to Studio RE (barre and yoga) ($60 value)
– Free one year Premium Subscription FitLivin mobile app ($60 value)
– One hour private tennis lesson ($75 value)
 
All Carmel Racquet Club prizes are held at and provided by Carmel Racquet Club, 225 E. Carmel Drive, Carmel, Indiana 46032. Winner has 1 year from receiving the Grand Prize in which to use all of these prizes. Prizes cannot be exchanged for cash, other activities or events, or for items in the pro shop. Prizes are NOT transferable.

The Grand Prize winner will be announced on April 16, 2016 at the Jean Driscoll evening reception. A drawing will be held during the reception to determine the one Grand Prize winner. If the Grand Prize winner is not present, he/she will be contacted by an HCCTA representative on April 18, 2016 via phone and email. You do not have to be present at the evening reception to win the Grand Prize. Odds are 1 in 3 of winning.

By accepting the Grand Prize, the winner agrees to allow his/her image and name to be published on the HCCTA website (hccta.org) as the Grand Prize winner and on the Carmel Racquet Club electronic newsletter that is privately published for Carmel Racquet Club members only.

All donations are made payable to HCCTA (Hamilton County Community Tennis Association®), a 501 c 3 nonprofit.
 

National Girls and Women Sports Day

 

Celebrating Women in Sports!

     

Hamilton County Community Tennis Association (HCCTA) is participating in the National Girls and Women in Sports Day on February 3, 2016 by honoring the girls and women who wrote Champion Citizen books about women athletes. The event is sponsored by the Women’s Sports Foundation (Billie Jean King founder). HCCTA is listed on the their website as being a National Girls and Women Sports Day (NG&WSD) participant.

The National Girls & Women in Sports Day is a national observance celebrating the extraordinary achievements of women and girls in sports. HCCTA is proud to take part in the 30th NG&WS Day by recognizing these current and former Carmel Racquet Club junior members for promoting girls and women in sports.

  • Allison Bundy
  • Molly Fletchall
  • Susie Chen
  • Grace Marchese
  • Alicia Cousins

 
These young girls were the student authors who did the original research and first draft of short, inspiring biographies about Billie Jean King and Jean Driscoll.
 

Champion Citizen: Billie Jean King

Allison Bundy, Susie Chen and Alicia Cousins were part of the 2009 Carmel High School girls’ state championship team that helped write this book. Coach Sharon Rosenburgh was the supervising teacher.
 

Champion Citizen: Jean Driscoll

Molly Fletchall and Grace Marchese were the student authors who helped write this book.

Seven Champion Citizen books have been published since 2011. More than 27,000 books have been read by students, teachers, parents, coaches, and prisoners. Salute these women and girls who have made a difference in sports for other women and girls by just writing books that inspire.

For more on the Champion Citizen books and authors, please visit our website: championreads.org.

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