DECA Mission Statement: The Diabetes Education and Camping Association promotes communication, provides education, shares resources and serves as a worldwide voice to advance diabetes camping programs that meet the diverse needs of all individuals and families.
Dear DECA Friends,
This is an exciting scholarship for young tennis players who have diabetes. Jay Dunigan (Abbott Diabetes Care) shared fond memories of being a camper at the Elliot P. Joslin Camp when tennis pro, Billy Talbert, would hit the ball for them and tell about his experiences early in his life and career playing professional tennis. Jay expressed that Billy was one of those rare, public, well-known individuals that helped kids imagine that they could do anything they had their hearts set on.
WORLD TEAMTENNIS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR WTT NOVO NORDISK DONNELLY AWARD SCHOLARSHIPS TO SUPPORT YOUTH TENNIS PLAYERS WITH DIABETESWTT accepting applications through April 16NEW YORK, N.Y. (January 18, 2012) - World TeamTennis is currentlyaccepting applications from youth tennis players with diabetes for theNovo Nordisk Donnelly Awards. The Novo Nordisk Donnelly Awards annuallydistribute $25,000 in scholarships, including two one-time $5,000 nationalscholarships and six one-time $2,500 regional scholarships.The scholarships are awarded to male and female athletes ages 12-21, whohave diabetes and play tennis competitively in tournaments or on theirschool team. Applications must be received by April 16, 2012, along withtwo letters of recommendation and a short essay explaining thesignificance of diabetes in the applicant's life. The awards are to beused for education, tennis development and/or medical care.The recipients of the $5,000 national scholarships will receive theirawards at a World TeamTennis Pro League match this summer from WTTco-founder Billie Jean King. The scholarship program was established byKing, through WTT Charities, in 1998 to encourage children with diabetesto lead an active life and compete in tennis. The Novo Nordisk Donnelly Awards are named after two long-time WorldTeamTennis executives and tennis champions, Diane Donnelly Stone andTracey Donnelly Maltby, who are sisters. Stone was an All-American andNCAA doubles champion at Northwestern University, and Maltby earnedAll-Big Ten honors at the University of Iowa. Both women have livedsuccessfully with diabetes since childhood.Novo Nordisk, a world leader in diabetes care, has been the title sponsorof the award since 2002. For more details on the Novo Nordisk DonnellyAwards and to download an application form, visit www.WTT.com/DonnellyAwards. For more information, contact Diane Donnelly Stone at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-586-3444 ext. 20.
About Novo Nordisk:
Headquartered in Denmark, Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company with more than 88 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care. The company also has leading positions within hemophilia care, growth hormone therapy and hormone replacement therapy. For more information, visit novonordisk-us.com.
Kathy LatimerDiabetes Education and Camping Association