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Petition Regarding the Greg Adams Tennis Center

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Whereas, the Greg Adams Tennis Center was built in 1977, under the direction of President Robert R. Martin, to honor a local athlete, who at age 16 won the 1974 Kentucky State Singles Tennis Championship, then shortly afterward, suffered a life-altering injury; and

Whereas, from inception, the Greg Adams Tennis Center was always intended to serve the broader community and enhance the relationship between it and EKU and the surrounding communities for more than 40 years; and

Whereas, the Greg Adams Tennis Center is a valuable community resource making EKU and Richmond a better place to live, work and go to school, and;

Whereas EKU has recently spent significant monies remodeling and refurbishing the Greg Adams Tennis Center's tennis courts and;

Whereas attempts to repurpose the Greg Adams Tennis Center will cost additional monies and diminish a university and community resource; and

Whereas, the undersigned Petitioners recognize that EKU is dealing with budget cuts straining EKU's operations; and

Whereas, we are EKU friends, neighbors, business people, supporters, teachers, professors, employees, students, bankers, doctors, dentists, lawyers and contributing community,

Whereas, we are very interested in continuing the Greg Adams Tennis Center as a tennis center.

NOW THEREFORE, the undersigned respectfully petition, EKU President Michael T. Benson, the EKU Board of Regents, EKU Director of Athletics Stephen Lochmuller, the EKU Budget Advisory Committee and the EKU Implementation Team to investigate and explore with representatives of the undersigned, avenues to keep the Greg Adams Tennis Center open for tennis play to EKU students, faculty and staff and the community in general do hereby sign below in support of our Petition, as follows, to wit:

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