20 Aug Howard High’s Corinne Chau receives regional tennis award
Howard High’s Corinne Chau earned the United States Tennis Association Mid-Atlantic Sectional ServeItForward Youth Leader Award after spearheading a fundraising drive to showcase the legacy of those who broke tennis’ color barrier.
Chau, who is also a successful volleyball player, received the award for her “Whirlwind Reading Challenge.” The challenge is named after Dr. Robert “Whirlwind” Johnson, who along with Dr. Hubert Eaton, discovered and trained Black tennis stars Althea Gibson and Arthur Ashe, breaking the color barrier. The Whirlwind Johnson Foundation set out to renovate his home in Lynchburg, Virginia, and turn it into a museum.
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