Thanking Our Troops Through Tennis

Dick at Eglin AFB
Dick at Eglin AFB
Most tennis players love the sport so much they are looking for ways to “give back.” Here is a real easy way to do some good and help Dick Stockton support our military and their families.

American tennis Legend Dick Stockton’s Blue Sky Foundation has developed a special program that goes to military bases around the country with volunteer professionals to teach tennis to the troops and their families, and he says it is “the most worthwhile project I have ever been involved with.”

Tennis Events

“Thanking our Troops through Tennis” (T3) held two test events in 2013: one at Fort Bragg and one at Andrews AFB. Each event had about 130 participants. Then this year, they expanded to FIVE events at Fort Bragg, Joint Base Andrews, Eglin AFB, Fort Jackson and Joint Base San Antonio – Randolph. All five events were very successful; averaging about 125 participants, ranging in age from three to eighty-seven.

Pros Who Have Helped

Dick has been aided by Stan Smith, Brian Gottfried, Richey Reneberg, Eddie Dibbs, Tim Wilkison, Andrea Jaeger, Gigi Fernandez, Gretchen Rush, JoAnne Russell, Pam Casale-Telford and a host of certified teaching pros.

They are hoping to hold six or seven events in 2015 and to add at least one or two overseas destinations in 2016 – but they need to raise travel money to accomplish their goals.

How You Can Help

You can easily make a tax-deductible contribution in any amount online through their website: www.theblueskyfoundation.comdick stockton

Quadruple Your Donation!!

If you make a donation before December 1st, I will MATCH all donations up to $1,000 total. And Dick has also just received a commitment to match any dollars they are able to raise up to a total of $20,000.

So your $25 donation would be “double matched” and become $100 … $50 becomes $200 … and $100 becomes $400!!

To donate, just click HERE and then…
• You will go to the T3 page, where you click on “Donate” (don’t worry if you do not use PayPal)
• Select payment with a credit card
• Fill in your donation amount and your credit card information
• THEN, click on “Add special instructions to the seller”
• And in the drop down box type “George W match”

Thanksgiving is next week; so give back by supporting this great program. Please act today and help Dick help our troops. Thanks.

T3 logoFor more information – or to help in some other way – contact Dick directly:

Dick Stockton
President & Executive Director
Blue Sky Foundation, Inc.
15910 Lisbon Court
Wellington FL 33414-1075
561-784-5883 (fax)

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2 thoughts on “Thanking Our Troops Through Tennis

  1. George, Dick’s Blue Sky Foundation bringing tennis to military families is such a neat idea — what a great opportunity to “give back” , and feel good during the holidays!

    Jimmy – i Agree!! tks, george

  2. Dick, This is a wonderful thing you are doing for Vets. I am in Pawleys Island, SC and would love to help. I am a veteran U S Army and currently doing a little teaching at our new county tennis facility called Stables Park.

    Mike – great. i have forwarded to Dick. george

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