Team Eglin Public Affairs

Tennis players thank Eglin with free clinics

May 1, 2014 by Kevin Gaddie

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — Among the first people to celebrate the grand opening of Eglin’s eight new tennis courts April 25 were players who wanted to thank Eglin’s military community for their service.

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USTA Florida

Tennis Legends, Local Pros Hold Court at Eglin Air Force Base

May 1, 2014 by USTA Florida

Kids and adults at Eglin Air Force Base on the Florida Panhandle received top tennis treatment when former Top 10-ranked Dick Stockton, former world No. 2 Andrea Jaeger, and former Wimbledon doubles champion JoAnne Russell participated in the “T-3 — Thanking Our Troops Through Tennis” event on April 25, 2014 on the base.

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The Town Crier

Vote Now To Support Dick Stockton’s Blue Sky Foundation

March 21, 2014

Health Mart Pharmacy has recognized Dick Stockton and the Blue Sky Foundation, located in Wellington, as a finalist in the Health Mart Champions of Care Challenge.

Health Mart is giving the public the opportunity to vote online for this community health hero. As a winner, the Blue Sky Foundation has the opportunity to receive up to $30,000 in grant awards.

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Palm Beach Post

Local non-profit competing for $30,000 grant

March 19, 2014 By Kristen M. Daum

WELLINGTON, FL —A local non-profit organization is competing for a $30,000 grant through the HealthMart Champions of Care Challenge. The national competition honors unsung heroes who help promote healthy living in their communities. Blue Sky Foundation founder and former tennis pro Dick Stockton, a Wellington resident, is among the 15 finalists. Online voting is underway and concludes March 31.

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Palm Beach Post

Wellington Dick Stockton’s pro tennis days are over, but he’s enjoying his latest spin on the game: honoring our troops

November 23, 2013 by By Carlos Frias

More than 50 years later, it sits prominently on a side table just inside the door to his Wellington home. He’s 7, standing next to his father with a racket almost as big as he is, wearing a white polo, white shorts, white canvas sneakers, and even his white-blond hair seems a gesture of respect for the sport that would always be a part of his life.

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11th Wing Public Affairs

Tennis for Troops

October 8, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Joshua R. M. Dewberry

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md.  — A team of tennis coaches and professionals made a racket at the West Fitness Center here Oct. 5, as Team Andrews members gathered to sharpen their tennis skills at a Thanking our Troops Through Tennis (T3) clinic.

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Oxon Hills News – WUSA 9

Tennis pros teach troops

October 4, 2013

MORNINGSIDE, Md. – Saturday, October 5th, 2013 is your chance to learn how to play tennis with some of the world’s best players – for free and no matter how old you are. Don’t worry: you don’t have to be an expert, but it is a great opportunity brushing up on your own tennis games, if you have some.

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Fort Bragg Patch

Love All: 175 Military Dependents Benefit from Free Tennis Clinic

July 03, 2013 By Kelly Twedell

There is much talk about support for our troops and their families but one group of tennis volunteers from across the country put that into action stopping through Fort Bragg on Tuesday, July 2 to spend the day with military families.

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Fort Bragg Public Affairs Office

Dick Stockton to conduct tennis clinic pilot program at Fort Bragg July 2

July 1, 2013

FORT BRAGG, N.C. – Dick Stockton, a former world-ranked tennis player will come to Fort Bragg July 2 to launch a free tennis clinic program through the non-profit Blue Sky Foundation, Inc., where tennis legends and certified teaching professionals will be available to offer expertise.

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The Sandhills Tribune

Dick Stockton – Thanking Our Troops Through Tennis

June 20, 2013 by Ann Brock

Dick Stockton, a former world-ranked tennis player will come to Fort Bragg July 2 to launch a free tennis clinic program for military personnel and their families.

“I am very excited to announce this new initiative called ‘T3,’ – Thanking Our Troops through Tennis – and holding our first test event at Fort Bragg,” Stockton said. “We have created a plan to bring a tennis outing to a variety of military installations, and by using our expertise as tennis players and coaches, we will thank the troops, their families, veterans and other military personnel for their honorable service.”

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