Hagåtña, Guam – Governor Lou Leon Guerrero joined the Guam National Tennis Federation for a ribbon cutting ceremony today commemorating the completion of $146,500 in improvements to the Guam National Tennis Center at the Northern Sports Complex in Dededo. Improvements include $106,500 for the grading, resurfacing, and refurbishing of the parking lot, in addition to $40,000 for the installation of stairs and safety railings. The project was funded through the Governor’s Education Assistance and Youth Empowerment Grant Program.

“Our Administration honors the value of empowering young aspiring athletes and our athletic communities,” said Governor Leon Guerrero. “We are proud to invest in the advancement of the Guam National Tennis Center, and to support the Guam National Tennis Federation as they help our children develop healthy habits for life. As we address the pandemic’s effects on mental health, we will continue to prioritize the social and emotional well-being of our students by revitalizing the recreational spaces that will help ensure they reach their greatest potential.”

“Our investments in basketball courts, baseball fields, community parks and gyms are increasing the quality of sports facilities islandwide,” said Lt. Governor Josh Tenorio. “In combination with nutritious eating, physical activity is essential to a healthy life and can prevent a range of chronic diseases, including heart disease, cancer, and stroke. As our island recovers, we are committed to strengthening all the fitness spaces that afford our people the opportunity to stay healthy.”

The ribbon cutting ceremony was broadcast live via the Governor’s Facebook page. To view the ceremony in its entirety, visit facebook.com/govlouguam


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