String Your Racquet to Benefit Breast Cancer Research
USTA Eastern Teams Up with New York Racquet and String to Sponsor New Campaign
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: David Novich
4 West Red Oak Lane
12/22/09 - White Plains, N.Y.--USTA Eastern has teamed up with New York Racquet and String to sponsor String for Hope – a new local campaign that offers discounts on racquet stringing and benefits breast cancer research, treatment and support programs.
The campaign offers USTA members a 10 percent discount on stringing at New York Racquet and String in Hartsdale, NY. For every racquet strung, a donation is made in the customer’s name to the Greater New York City Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®.
Those who get five racquets strung at the shop will receive a free “String for Hope” t-shirt.
Michelle Blake Wilson, Managing Director of Marketing and Communications for USTA Eastern, said String for Hope will not only improve your tennis game, but also help the thousands of women diagnosed with the disease every year. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 190,000 women in the U.S. are expected to be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer this year.
“During the holiday season, it’s important not just to buy gifts for our friends and families, but also to think about people in need around the world,” said Blake. “This campaign allows you to do both – to give a great tennis gift to your friends and family, and provide hope to thousands of women with breast cancer.”
For more information about String for Hope, check out New York Racquet’s Web site at http://www.newyorkracquet.com or call the store, (914) 831-3539. To learn more about the Greater New York City Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, log on to www.komennyc.org.