The North Island Regional Tennis Society included this crafty photo in their application for a $250

Tennis group hoping to net $250,000 Kraft Project Play grant

North Island Regional Tennis Society wants to build indoor tennis courts in Courtenay

The North Island Regional Tennis Society has high hopes of netting a $250,000 grant from Kraft Project Play.

How high? As part of their application for the grant, the group had a photo taken from a Comox Fire Department ladder looking down on the tennis courts by the Comox Community Centre with Robb Road students and Comox Valley Tennis Club members lined up to spell the word “KRAFT.”

The NIRTS wants to build a four-court indoor tennis facility for the North Island located at the Comox Valley Sports Centre beside G.P. Vanier Secondary School.

Firefighter Pascal Lafreniere took the photo, and the event was videotaped by a drone. Several other Island media outlets were also present.

Another photo snapped that day showed the courts full of players showing youngsters on one side of the nets facing adults on the other side.

Kraft Project Play is helping to build a better future by building better places to play, notes the Kraft Project Play website. There are four categories: tennis, soccer, basketball and open pillar (playground, skatepark, etc.).

The grand prize winner will receive $250,000 for their recreational facility upgrade and the three secondary prize winners will each receive $25,000 toward their recreational facility upgrade.

All nominations can be viewed at kraftprojectplay.com The top four will be announced July 26 on TSN SportsCentre and RDS Sports 30 and voting (on the competition website) will be held Aug. 17-18. The winners will be announced Aug. 21 on SportsCentre and Sports 30.

 

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