By DSN Staff | April 8, 2019
AdvoCare International recently hosted an after-school tennis clinic with AdvoCare endorser and Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) player Cici Bellis at Shenandoah Park in Miami.
The Plano, Texas-based health and wellness company, the official nutrition partner for the premier tennis event, the Miami Open, also donated $10,000 to the City of Miami Parks and Recreation Department to help ensure children have a safe and healthy place to be active and exercise.
“We’re truly grateful to AdvoCare for helping introduce our local youth to the lifelong sport of tennis through one of its great young ambassadors, Cici Bellis,” said Lara Hamwey, director of the City of Miami Department of Parks and Recreation. “Our department shares AdvoCare’s commitment to encouraging active play and good health among residents of all ages, and their generous monetary donation will help us to continue that important mission here in the City of Miami.”
Cici Bellis is a ranked WTA player and was named 2017 Newcomer of the Year. Bellis will also be making an appearance at the Miami Open as a part of the AdvoCare team.
“I am beyond excited to work with children from the City of Miami Parks and Recreation after-school program at Shenandoah Park,” said Bellis. “I love the idea that with my help, kids will be able to experience tennis in a fun, interactive way.”
“AdvoCare’s mission is to truly make a difference in people’s health and wellness, including our Foundation’s focused mission to eradicate childhood obesity in the U.S. By involving our endorsers in exciting events like an after-school tennis clinic, it helps us see the real impact healthy activity can have on a community,” said Allison Levy, executive vice president and chief legal officer at AdvoCare.