We are thrilled that Mercedes-Benz USA has chosen the Sloane Stephens Foundation as one of three recipients of its "Ace the US Open" campaign. For every ace hit at the Open, Mercedes-Benz will donate $50 to the United States Tennis Association's "Rally to Rebuild" initiative. The final donation will be equally distributed to three National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) chapters supported by the USTA Foundation: the Sloane Stephens Foundation chapter, a local Atlanta NJTL chapter, and an NJTL chapter in the Northeast. Sloane shared the below with People Magazine:
"I grew up playing in an NJTL across the street from my house. That's why I'm super passionate about grassroots tennis and developing the game is because I was one of those kids who came out of parks and rec and NJTL," she says. "I was one of those kids who just loved the game and loved tennis because I had a really amazing first coach. Without NJTL and these programs, there might not be more of me. I think by supporting them, creates an opportunity to make kids like myself."
August 26, 2020