Facility Champions

JOIN US! Become a Recycleballs CHAMPION FACILITY today.

Did you Know?
Because of people like you, RecycleBalls is making a positive difference for US tennis. 
 To date, our 500 partner network has kept nearly 1 million tennis balls out of our landfills.
Our shared mission to recycle all tennis balls in our communities has never seemed more important and more probable.
But we cannot do this alone. Currently, our non-profit is self-funded thanks to the donations of a few. 

To make this mission a reality we need your help! 
You are receiving large tax deduction benefit. Besides the benefit of bringing green to your organization and tennis community, this program provides you with a significant annual tax deduction benefit. Many of our partners are claiming .40 per ball* and with 5,000 to 10,000 balls recycled a year, that is a $2,000-$4000 tax deduction benefit! Become a CHAMPION FACILITY and give back a portion of this benefit. Please consider becoming a CHAMPION
FACILTY member by signing up and donating a portion of your tax deduction benefit of $80 a month to cover some of the costs associated with providing you with our program. CHAMPION FACILITY benefits: • A 360 package from Wilson sports• Priority program assistance • 3000, 5000 and 10,000 GREEN awards • Publicity.recognition as a CHAMPION FACILITYSign up here. Learn more at RecycleBalls.org – a youth-powered 501c(3) non-profit RecycleBalls CHAMPION Internship program


Who assigns a value to the tennis balls for my tax deduction?
The IRS requires the donor (you) to assign values to non-cash charitable donations. The value is not the original purchase price but the estimated resale value in its current condition.

What are my used tennis balls worth as a tax deduction?
As an example, if you donate 10,000 tennis balls over the course of the year and you choose to value these at $.35 each, then this could be a $3,500 tax deduction. It is up to you to determine this value.

What forms will I need to file my tax return?
If the total deduction for noncash charitable contributions is $500 or less, you may claim the entire amount on Schedule A. If over $500; you will need to fill out the applicable sections of Form 8283 to support your Schedule A amount.

How does the QUICKSHIP program differ from your QUICKLABEL program?

Type of program A formal tennis ball recycling program for facilities and communities. An easy to use tennis ball recycling solution for individuals.
Availability Continental USA Continental USA
Qualification 3 or more tennis courts 100 or more tennis balls
Application required YES NO
Automatic bin replacement YES NO
Free prepaid shipping YES YES
Tax deduction program YES YES
Newsletter YES YES

Do you love tennis? Want to give back to the sport you love while building your resume?

RecycleBall Intern CHAMPIONS are a community of students who play tennis and care passionately about their sport and the environment. These athletes are respected leaders and share a mission to improve tennis by taking local action towards measurable results. Interns commit to managing one tennis facility for a period of twelve months. It typically takes about one hour per month to manage an eight-court facility; primarily to promote our shared mission and manage the program.

Application Requirements
tennis-ball-icon High School or college level tennis player.
tennis-ball-icon Associated with a local facility that has eight or more courts.
Completion of the RecycleBalls CHAMPION Intern application (below).
Reference form completed by a parent, teacher, pro or coach (below).

Graduation Perks
tennis-ball-icon A letter of reference from RecycleBalls.
A resume builder.
tennis-ball-icon For some, this experience may offer networking and publicity opportunities.
A sponsor package worth up to $400.

A CHAMPION intern commits to the following for a 12 month period:
tennis-ball-icon Actively promotes the RecycleBalls mission in the local tennis community.
tennis-ball-icon Ensures there is always a fresh bin on every court.
           Bins must be placed directly on each indoor court.
           Bins placed near outdoor courts.
tennis-ball-icon Makes sure full bins are replaced and brought to the front desk/shipped immediately.
tennis-ball-icon Provides timely email feedback regarding this program.
tennis-ball-icon Works with the facility and ensures all needs are fully met on a timely basis.

As a tennis player, can I be a CHAMPION intern at my local facility?
Yes! You can introduce this to your local facility.



Form – For Parents or Coaches



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