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Arthur Ashe National Contest Winners - Wednesday, August 15, 2012
There are 14 winners of the United States Tennis Associations USTA/NJTL Arthur Ashe Essay and Art Contest in the girls 10 and Under Category this year.  Two girls, Angelia Herrera and Jasmine Standard, out of those 14 winners give Louisville so much pride and the only city to have two winners!
 
Arthur Ashe was selected to the United States Davis up team and was the only black man to win the singles title in Wimbledon, U.S. Open and Australian Open. He was also a World Number 1 professional tennis player!
 
The contest required kids to create something that addressed the question: "If Arthur Ashe were alive today, what do you think would give him hope?"
 
The girls are both members of a local National Junior Tennis and Learning Chapter called Rising Stars of Kentucky Tennis. The USTA/NJTL was founded by Arthur Ashe in 1969 and is a group of more than 660 non-profit youth development organizations that provide free or low-cost tennis instruction to 250,000 kids annually.
 
The girls will receive a trip to New York CIty with a parent and then be provided with two nights at the Grand Hyatt hotel and President Box tickets to the 2012 Arthur Ashe Kid's Day. They will also get to attend the awards luncheon, receiving a plaque by former New York City mayor David Dinkins.
 
Both girls are very excited and anticipating the trip.
 
"I'm looking forward to seeing all the tennis players and getting them to sign the tennis ball that I got," said Jasmine.
 
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