- APF 2008 CHALLENGE GRANT
- Sponsor: Alaska Tennis Association
- Award: $35,000
- Partner Funders: Alaska State Legislature ($200,000)
- Challenge: Raise more than $40,000 in cash, labor and in-kind contributions
The Alaska Tennis Association has resurfaced seven tennis courts in Delaney Park and improved surrounding park amenities such as benches, nets, wind screens, garbage cans, and the hitting wall. The vivid blue courts, bordered by crisp white lines and newly painted green out-of-bounds areas, are modeled after the U.S. Open courts. The asphalt courts are covered with an acrylic-and-sand compound that has a higher percentage of sand than the old courts which gives beginning players a chance to work on technique. Project fundraising included a $100,000 state grant and a $20,000 U.S. Tennis Association donation. The ATA held a Park Strip Tennis Courts Dedication to celebrate the success of the resurfacing project on July 25, 2009.
Volunteer hours: 71; skilled volunteer hours: 10; other in-kind contribution value: $4,297; cash raised: $200,606; total match value: $206,936
Total Project Value including Rasmuson Foundation Grant: $241,936