Luck Stone contribution to benefit Virginia students

By |  May 28, 2021

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Luck Stone made a contribution to support a grassroots community tennis association’s reading initiative.

According to QuickStart Tennis of Central Virginia, Luck Stone’s contribution to its Racquets for Reading program will be used to purchase books and giveaways for 236 preschoolers and kindergartners in Prince Edward Elementary School in Prince Edward County, Virginia.

“We were delighted to support the Racquets for Reading program to benefit preschoolers and kindergartners at Prince Edward County Elementary School,” says Jim Van Ness, vice president of Luck Stone’s Central Region. “At Luck Stone, our mission to ignite human potential and create positive impact calls us to give back to the communities where we live and work. Providing a supply of new, age-appropriate books supports giving the county’s youngest citizens a strong start and a bright future.”

Lynda Harrill, QuickStart Tennis of Central Virginia coordinator, says Luck Stone has a special place in her heart.

“We received the very first grant to buy QuickStart tennis equipment for schools from the Luck Companies Foundation over 12 years ago,” Harrill says. “Luck Stone has a quarry adjacent to an elementary school in Albemarle County where [we] have a BrightSTARS–Tennis for Me program. Years ago, I took a group of kids in an after-school tennis program at Red Hill Elementary to the bottom of [Luck Stone’s] Keswick quarry. I have soft spots for kids, tennis and geology, so I love getting Luck Stone involved in our projects. Having them support Racquets for Reading in Prince Edward County is very special and very much appreciated.”

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