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Houston Tennis Takes Time to Give Back

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April 26, 2014

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HOUSTON--- The University of Houston Tennis team took its skills into the community, as the Cougars spent some time with the kids from the Big Brothers and Big Sisters club, Saturday afternoon out at the John E. Hoff Tennis Courts.

In conjunction with the Zina Garrison Academy, the Cougars hosted over 70 members of the non-profit organization, as they helped lead the kids in various tennis games and drills.

The fun-filled afternoon ended with a nutritious lunch provided by Jason's Deli, located at 2530 University Blvd in Houston, Texas.

"Big Brothers and Big Sisters is an outstanding organization and it was a privilege for us to host them," said University of Houston head tennis coach Patrick Sullivan. "If you think about what a huge impact your biggest role model had on you as a child and then try to imagine a childhood without that person, it's a scary thought."

"There were some great kids out there on our courts and I can't say enough good things about the mentors who are stepping up to the plate and serving as strong adult leaders in their communities. One of the core values our team has been focusing on this year is servant leadership and what this organization does on a daily basis is a perfect example of that."

"I'd like to give a big thanks to Brian Baldwin, the General Manager of Jason's Deli in Rice Village, for providing lunch for the kids and volunteers today."

Big Brothers and Big Sisters is a non-profit organization that works with and mentors kids of all ages throughout the state of Texas, in an effort to provide children with strong one-on-one mentors and role models.

The program has been aiding Texas' youth since 1927. To learn more, visit www.bbbstx.org.

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