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Team participates in community youth event

Team participates in community youth event

FAYETTEVILLE — The 7th Annual Kids Tennis Day was held Sunday, December 5th at the Dill Indoor Tennis Complex on the University of Arkansas Campus. It was sponsored by David R. Johnson II Memorial, Inc. (DRJ II), and hosted by the University of Arkansas Men’s Tennis Team as well as head coach, Robert Cox. Over 30 kids ages 7 to 13 participated in the event, and many of them were being introduced to the game of tennis for the very first time. Each child received a tennis racquet and t-shirt to take home.

David R. Johnson II Memorial, Inc. is a nonprofit charitable organization to memorialize David R. Johnson II who tragically lost his life in an automobile accident at age 22. He was a junior at the University of Arkansas. David was a high school champion tennis player and gave children tennis lessons during the summers. Kids Tennis Day was created to allow the kids he loved so much the opportunity to learn about the game of tennis who may not have been able to do so otherwise.

To date in 2010, Pagnozzi Charities has helped more than 1,000 underprivileged youth play sports. In 2009, Pagnozzi Charities granted 1,392 sports scholarships to children, which helped pay for equipment purchases, registration and program fees, instructional classes and game tickets to Razorback and Naturals events. Pagnozzi Charities is a 501c-3 nonprofit organization and all donations are tax deductible.

For more information call Pagnozzi Charities at 479-443-2550 or visit their web site at

Sports Category : Tennis (M)