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Kids Get Samohi Tennis Courts in Shape:

A team of local scouts has transformed Samohi tennis courts, bringing them up to a stunning standard.

As part of his Eagle Scout project, Samohi junior Matt Morawiec from Scout Troop 2, BSA, Santa Monica, painted over 500 linear feet of wall surrounding the seven tennis courts at Samohi with a team of eager participants.

A total of 57 volunteers over two days dedicated a 293 service hours to transform the 2,200+ sq. ft of wall including cleaning, priming, and painting with two coats of “tennis green.”

The shed used by the tennis team was also renovated with new interior plywood walls, a shelving unit, a fresh coat of plant, and new racket hangers.

Matt is a 4.0 student at SaMoHi and a member of the varsity tennis team, so he wanted to improve the conditions of the courts, to help the school and community, his dad told The Mirror.

Virtually all of the work, except for tasks requiring power saw/tools, was done by the scouts and a couple of Matt’s Samohi classmates. To make the project happen, Matt worked with Wilston Poon (Tennis Coach, SaMoHi), Catherine Baxter (Dean of Facilities, SaMoHi), and Liz Villalobos (Facilities, SMMUSD). Mr Phil Ramirez (Paint Supervisor, SMMUSD) provided on-the-job guidance.

BSA Troop 2, Santa Monica, was founded in 1946, and has been led by Dr. Steve Marcy since 1988. More info here http://www.troop2bsa.org/scouts/history.html

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