CITY OF ORLANDO
COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM


Items Types:
Awards/Presentations/Recognitions
For Meeting of:
February 29, 2016
District: ALL From:
Contract ID: Document Number:
Exhibits: No On File (City Clerk) : Yes Draft Only: No
Grant Received by City?: No

Subject:
Orlando Tennis Centre Manager Tom Sweitzer as Orlando Tennis Man of the Year

Summary:

The January 2016 edition of Orlando Tennis News recognized the City's Orlando Tennis Centre (OTC) Manager Thomas Sweitzer as its 2015 Man of the Year.  According to Tennis News, "Arguably no one person has had more impact on the Orlando Tennis scene in the past 3 years than Tom Sweitzer. The Hershey PA native, who is already an inductee into 3 Tennis Hall of Fames, was imported to Orlando to revive the historic downtown OTC. On top of renovating the OTC, he has brought the only pro tennis event to Central Florida in the $10,000 USTA Women's Pro Circuit going into it's 4th straight year. Sweitzer has also been an intrical force of bringing key industry people together into growing tennis for the greater good. He has also supported and hosted a multitude of special events for the community including the Typhoon Haiyan Tennis Charity Tournament, the annual African-American Tennis Tournament, and the ground breaking Florida Tennis Tour. With still the youthful energy of a teenager, Sweitzer lives and breathes tennis 24/7. Just ask his dog Andy Roddick."

Mayor Dyer will call Families, Parks and Recreation Director Lisa Early and OTC Manager Thomas (Tom) Sweitzer to the podium.  Ms. Early will read the announcement, after which the Mayor will be photographed with Mr. Sweitzer and family members who may wish to join them.


Fiscal & Efficiency Data: No fiscal impact.

Recommended Action:
Recognize OTC Manager Thomas Sweitzer.


Agenda Item attachment(s) on file in the City Clerks Office.

Note: All agenda items must be in the City Clerk's office by Noon Friday, six(6) business days prior to the regular Monday City Council meeting.

Contact: Lisa Early
Approved By:

Department Date and Time
Budget Outside Routing Approval 2/16/2016 12:16 PM
City Clerk 2/16/2016 1:08 PM

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