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Harper for Kids Receives Advocacy Award from the Multiethnic Sports Hall of Fame

March 5, 2015 12:02 PM

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On Friday, February 6 representatives from the USTA NorCal Diversity & Inclusion Committee attended the Multiethnic Sports Hall of Fame dinner in support of Harper For Kids.  The organization received the Advocacy Award for their work in San Francisco.  The ceremony took place at the Waterfront Plaza Hotel at Jack London Square in Oakland.

The organization uses stellar coaches and student athletes as models and teachers for their youngsters.  Their goal is the help schools incorporate Coach Wooden’s Pyramid of Success and to teach children the important life skills that will empower them to achieve their personal best in life. Their vision is to enrichment programs will help children develop good character and inspire the adults in the children’s lives to be good role models of important core, ethical values and help foster a healthy community.

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Harper for Kids (HFK) organization was founded by Tim and Peanut Harper in 2008. The mission of Harper for Kids is to teach children the important life skills that will empower them to achieve their personal best in life. Our vision is that HFK enrichment programs will help children develop good character and inspire the adults in the children’s lives to be good role models of important core, ethical values and help foster a healthy community.

Other awards include:

  • 2014           Jefferson Award Winners Coach Kids To Build Future Success
  • 2014           USTA/USPTA Community Service Award
  • 2012           USPTA NorCal Community Service Award
  • 2010           AT&T / SF Giants Community All Star

To learn more about the program: http://www.harperforkids.org/HFK/programs.html

 

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