TnT (Tennis-n-Tutoring) Named a Mutual of America 2012 Community Partnership Award Winner

Jacksonville Nonprofit Program Uses Sports to Teach Underserved Youth about Achieving Success in Life

Nov 15, 2012, 10:07 ET from Mutual of America

NEW YORK, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mutual of America announced today that TnT (Tennis-n-Tutoring) was named a Merit Finalist in the 2012 Community Partnership Award competition.

(Logo: )

TnT was launched in 2000 by former Wimbledon finalist MaliVai Washington as a way to develop champions in the classroom, on the tennis courts and throughout the community by enlisting volunteers and industry leaders as mentors and role models. In addition, family members participate to help encourage their children to reach beyond a high school education.

Now in its 13th year, TnT has a year-to-year retention rate of more than 80%, and 100% of its active students to date have graduated from high school on time. Partners include the City of Jacksonville and the United States Tennis Association.

"By providing a strong mentoring experience, TnT is helping to change the community and raise expectations for what is possible," says founder, MaliVai Washington. "Our aim is to foster leadership, sportsmanship, self-esteem, confidence, discipline, accountability, and the value of hard work, teamwork and individual effort."

About the Mutual of America Community Partnership Award

The Mutual of America Community Partnership Award annually honors the outstanding contributions that 10 nonprofit organizations, in partnership with public, private and other social sector organizations, make to society. Since its inception in 1996, the Community Partnership Award has recognized 170 partnerships from cities and towns all across America. To learn more about the Community Partnership Award, visit

"All of the 2012 honorees are leaders in society, creating innovative and effective solutions to help those in need," said Thomas J. Moran, Chairman, President and CEO, Mutual of America. "Through the Community Partnership Award, Mutual of America is proud to recognize, support and help extend the reach of these vital partnerships."

About Mutual of America

Mutual of America specializes in providing retirement products and related services to organizations and their employees, as well as to individuals. Since 1945, Mutual of America has remained committed to offering plan sponsors, plan participants and individuals carefully selected, quality products and services at a competitive price and the personal attention they need to help build and preserve assets for a financially secure future. For more information, visit

SOURCE Mutual of America