Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Carnival Part of Foundation's Outreach

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Carnival Part of Foundation's Outreach

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Byline: Rich Ray, Times-Union staff writer

The MaliVai Washington Kids Foundation uses tennis as a tool to develop positive life skills and encourage academic achievement in youth who otherwise might not be exposed to the sport. Since 1994, the foundation has introduced tennis into the lives of more than 10,000 local children.

The foundation will hold its second annual Verizon Wireless Kids 4 Kids Tennis Carnival at the ATP Tour Clubhouse in Ponte Vedra from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday. In addition to offering free tennis instruction from local pros, the event will feature an exhibition match with MaliVai Washington, tennis-oriented games and challenges, a raffle, games, prizes, The Roar of the Jaguars, UNF's Ozzie, a bounce house and more. For more information, call 301-3786 or go to www.firstcoastcommunity.com, keyword: mwkf.

PETS OF THE WEEK

I am pleased to announce the official launch of Pets of the Week, a new First Coast Community feature that profiles area pets. First Coast residents are encouraged to e-mail profiles (a few paragraphs) and photos (.jpg images only please) of their pets. Each week, we will review submissions and publish our ''Pets of the Week'' online. Our Pets of the Week site will also profile pets that are up for adoption from local agencies and feature links to pet-related Web sites, go to www.firstcoastcommunity.com, keyword: pets

PHOTO GALLERIES

April has been another busy month for us at First Coast Community. We've been out and about in the community taking hundreds of pictures for our online photo galleries. I encourage you to stop by and take a look at our most recent galleries. April galleries include the Ponte Vedra Arts Festival, The 13th annual Springing the Blues Festival, the Jacksonville Suns Home Opener, The Ballpark of Jacksonville, FCCJ's Student Art Exhibit, Auditions for The Roar of the Jaguars and more, go to www. …

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