Portland After-School Tennis & Education at St. Johns Racquet Center receives $19,000 grant from Nike to make the sport of tennis accessible to disadvantaged children and to provide them with positive role models, tutoring and life skills through neighborhood tennis and education programs.
The Nike Employee Grant Fund was established in 2010 to benefit communities where Nike employees live, work and play. Through this fund, Nike employees work to award at least $550,000 per year to nonprofits and schools in the Metropolitan Portland region and in southwest Washington. Nike employees not only participate in the review of grant applications, but also volunteer their time and expertise to contribute to the grantees' success.
Portland After-School Tennis & Education Scholar Athletes proudly display the batiks they created to thank Nike.