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An Open Letter From Albert Tucker On Economic Development And Black Tennis Initiative

For the past two years I have been working hard to support a vision to enhance economic development opportunities in Greater Fort Lauderdale and to expand the cultural infrastructure development so that it will have a positive impact on our Multicultural Community.

On Thursday, August 7th the American Tennis Association (ATA), and many of its partners, hosted the Black Tennis Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Broward County Convention Center.

This prestigious event highlighted the 97th Year of the ATA's existence and the next phase of the ATA, which is to establish a National Training Facility and Black Tennis Hall of Fame in Greater Fort Lauderdale.

The accompanying ATA/ATEF Rendering was unveiled at the Black Tennis Hall of Fame Gala, where we had more than 400 in attendance and representatives from all over the Country. It was an incredible evening and Greater Fort Lauderdale was well represented by many members of the Kappa's, AKA's and the Divine Nine

In addition to the National Training Facility and Hall of Fame, the project is slated to have a Black-owned hotel along with other culturally sensitive commercial development.

I ask that as you see the progress that has been made, and the progress that needs to continue, I am requesting your prayers, guidance and/or resources where you feel you can support the vision.

I wish you the best and help be a part of HISTORY

Albert Tucker

Vice President Multicultural Business Development

Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau