Welcome to Season 8, Episode 15 of the ParentingAces Podcast! In this week’s episode, we chat with Cindy Brinker and Carol Weyman of the Maureen Connolly Brinker Foundation and Little Mo series of junior tennis events. Not only will you hear about one of my favorite junior tennis events, but you will also learn some Tennis History!
Maureen Connolly, or Little Mo as she was fondly dubbed by a journalist early in her tennis career, was the only woman to win tennis's Grand Slam. Sadly, her life was cut short by ovarian cancer but not before she established the Maureen Connolly Foundation in 1968 to give back to the sport she loved.
Now, the MCB Foundation runs several events throughout the year, including the Little Mo series of tournaments for players age 8-12 and the Big Mo tournaments for players age 13-16. These are some of my favorite tournaments in all of junior tennis, so I hope you will listen to the podcast then consider adding one or more of them to your player's schedule! Grants are available to those in need.
2019 BNP Paribas Open Champ Dominic Thiem in Little Mo/Smrikva Bowl 2003
If you have a business or company that is looking for sponsorship opportunities, the MCB Foundation is very interested in talking with you! It uses the sponsorship money to put on events as well as to fund its various grant programs. Contact Carol Weyman at the email address below for more information.
You can find out more at mcbtennis.org - click on the Tournaments link at the top of the page. To apply for a grant, contact Carol Weyman at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for an application to be sent to you.
To learn more about the Little Mo postage stamp, pictured so beautifully above, click here. You will be able to buy the stamp through the US Postal Service at your local post office or online here beginning April 23, 2019.
FYI we won't be releasing Episode 16 until April 9th, so please use the next 2 weeks to catch up on any episodes you may have missed!
Thank you to my son, Morgan Stone, aka STØNE, for our new intro and outro music this season! You can find more of his music at SoundCloud.com/stonemuzic. If you’re interested in House Music, please be sure to check out his social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.
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