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Through news stories, public service announcements and guest appearances on NightSide with Dan Rea, we will show the hard work and dedication of our local charities.

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This Month’s Charity


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WBZ NewsRadio 1030 is proud to support the Sportsmen’s Tennis & Enrichment Center, an organization that leverages tennis to open doors of opportunity for youth in some of Boston’s most underserved communities. They employ top-level, certified coaches who have competed or trained players at the highest levels of tennis. Their goal is to develop players capable of playing college tennis.

About STEC

Founded in 1961, STEC was the first African–American tennis club in the US. The founders were committed to introducing and teaching tennis to inner-city Boston youth. They believed that quality tennis instruction and interaction with caring adults could develop well-rounded young citizens.
For over 50 years Sportsmen’s has been a guiding force in the lives of thousands of low and moderate– income minority youth. The Club has helped introduce local players to worlds of opportunity, and the world of tennis to Boston.

Their Programs
  • Junior Tennis Clinics  Camps and Private Lessons
  • Serving over 200 students in grades K-12 through The Learning Center at Sportsmen’s (TLC) a comprehensive set of year-round out-of-school-time educational support and social enrichment support programs that build fundamental skills in reading, science & math and prepares our youth to enter and graduate college.
  • School Partnership with 12 Area Schools and Community Centers.
  • Volley Against Violence (VAV) Community Partnership with Boston Police
  • Brigham and Women’s Center for Community Wellness, Dorchester (CCW), a
    new two-level health, wellness, and education center which has doubled our capacity to host educational and enrichment programs and provides a space from which to conduct our wellness and health prevention curriculum
 Their Mission

 To build leaders on the court, in the classroom, and in the greater community by providing academic, wellness and social development programs alongside recreational and competitive tennis instruction for youth and adults.

Sportsmen’s is committed to improving life opportunities for youth in Boston’s Blue Hill Corridor while welcoming a diverse community from the Greater Boston area.

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