ITC 40th Anniversary Message of Peace Comes to New York, Maryland and Minneapolis in August

ITC 40th Anniversary Message of Peace Comes to New York, Maryland and Minneapolis in August

Press Release ( - New York, New York - Jul 20, 2016 - “Given the tragic events of the last several weeks, we are reminded of just how important it is to teach children to respect one another to counter these horrific acts of terror we’re seeing all around the world” said ITC Board President Phil Silber. “Peaceful coexistence is one of the key values taught at every ITC center, and now more than ever we need to support these activities and all the other programs that have been a hallmark of the ITC for 40 year.”

Since 1976, the Israel Tennis Centers has been empowering Israel’s children to realize their full potential as productive and peaceful members of Israeli society. Now the largest social service agency for children in the country, the ITC continues to be a source of strength and help for children with a wide range of needs. These include those considered at risk, those with special needs, immigrants from Ethiopia and Russia and, perhaps most importantly right now, Arab and Jewish children brought together through its highly successful Coexistence Program.

Celebratory events have been taking place all year both in Israel and North America, with more scheduled during the second half of 2016. Most immediate among them are the following in August:

August 18 –Minneapolis, MN

August 21 – Westhampton, NY

August 22 – Hastings-on-Hudson, NY

August 23 – Rockville, MD

August 27 – North Haven, NY

August 28, Water Mill, NY

A diverse group of children and young adults from ITC centers throughout Israel will be visiting these communities to meet donors and share their incredible stories of love, learning and growth. They include 16 year old Shadi, a Bedouin teen who participated in the ITC’s Coexistence program that helped him cultivate close friendships with children of other backgrounds and interests. They also include Gabi, a 14 year old who has suffered significant hearing loss from an early age but has been inspired by his ITC coaches to continually strive for success, culminating in victories at the European Deaf Championships this year in Slovenia.    

For more information on attending any of these events, contact ITC Executive Vice President of Global Development Jacqueline Glodstein at 212-784-9201 or More details can also be found at

About the Israel Tennis Centers Foundation:

For 40 years the Israel Tennis Centers Foundation (ITC), a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization, has  worked tirelessly through the medium of sport to enhance the development of Israeli youth. Since opening its first center in Ramat Hasharon in 1976, the ITC has helped over a half million children, many of whom come from outlying and underserved towns throughout Israel. The ITC’s 14 centers stretch from Kiryat Shmona on the Lebanese border in the North to Beer Sheva bordering the Negev Desert in the South.


Jacqueline Glodstein

Executive Vice President, Global Development


Richard Weber

Global Director of Marketing


Source : Israel Tennis Centers Foundation

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