LINDEN PATTERSON PRESENTS SIZEABLE DONATION TO LOCAL YOUTH PROGRAM
A sophomore on the Davidson College tennis team, Linden Patterson recently made a big equipment donation in South Georgia. Being a D1 collegiate player means lots of time management and discipline. All of this makes Linden the great leader she is. Earlier this year, Linden collected and distributed over 2,000 rackets in the Atlanta area. The rackets were donated by individual players and companies as well.
When joining Second Serve she said, “I am extremely passionate about exposing tennis to those who otherwise may not have access.” She not only collects donations for distribution to the tennis community, but she also serves as the Director of College Outreach for Second Serve. In this role, Linden works to expand the reach of Second Serve by introducing current college players and coaches to the mission of the organization.
Of the leftover rackets, 100 of them went to Mr. Bill Wood, a high school principal in Telfair County, Georgia. He reached out to USTA Georgia for donations, and they connected him with Linden. Mr. Wood runs tennis camps for students to introduce them to the sport. Because these kids didn’t have the resources to obtain their own rackets, they sometimes had to share with each other during the drills. Mr. Wood was extremely grateful for Linden’s donation, which will tremendously help out the program!
By Abigail Diamond