IS PULLING OUT ALL THE STOPS TO RAISE FUNDS FOR A NEW TENNIS FACILITY ON THE NORTH SIDE (SCOTT ) THE GOAL IS TO GIVE KIDS A PLACE TO PLAY ALL YEAR. 24 HOUR NEWS 8’S JOE MELILLO IS HERE THIS MORNING AND HE TALKED TO WYNNE ABOUT THE PROJECT.. GOOD MORNING JOE (JOE) ITS CALLED THE BUILD THE DOME PROJECT BARBARA IS TRYING TO RAISE MORE THAN 4 MILLION DOLLARS FOR IT… SHE’S ALREADY HALFWAY INDIANAPOLIS WAS ONCE KNOWN AS THE HOME FOR BIG-TIME TENNIS. WITH WORLD-CLASS FACILITY DOWNTOWN WITH A 10,000-SEAT STADIUM COURT ON IUPUI’S CAMPUS … WE HAD AN ATP EVENT, THE RCA CHAMPIONSHIPS… BUT IT WAS TORE DOWN IN 2010 WYNNE SAYS SHE STILL MISSES THAT CENTER WYNNE HAS SPENT HER LIFETIME PROMOTING THE GAME’S BENEFITS AND ARTHUR ASHE’S VISION OF USING TENNIS AS A WAY TO GAIN AND HOLD THE ATTENTION OF YOUNG PEOPLE. AND NOW IN HER 80’S SHE’S STILL RELENTLESSLY PERSUING THAT DREAM HOW ABOUT THIS 8 COURTS INDOORS BUILT NEAR THE CURRENT INDIANAPOLIS COMMUNITY TENNIS PROGRAMS CENTER ON NORTH CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL’S CAMPUS…ITS ALL FOR THE KIDS (03;30;24;14 SO WE WANT TO PUT IN AN 8 COURT INDOOR FACILITY THAT HAS SMART COURTS THATS FULLY STREAMED SO PEOPLE CAN WATCH THE COMPETITIONS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD 03;30;35;12 / HE;LP US GET BACK THAT JIMMY CONNERS JOHN MACENROE AND PETE SAMPRES … BUT WE WANT TO PRODUCE A GREAT ONE 03;31;00;16 )) THE DOME WILL NOT BE A “RACQUET CLUB” WITH EXPENSIVE MEMBERSHIPS AND DUES – IT WILL BE A COMMUNITY RESOURCE OPEN TO ALL, WITH AN EMPHASIS ON PROVIDING COURT TIME TO CHILDREN. (JOE) IF YOU THINK YOUR CHILD WANTS TO GET INVOVLED …HEAD TO THE 29TH ANNUAL SUMMER CAMP FAIR FEBRUARY 17TH AT CASTELTON SQUARE (LAUREN) WHATS THE TIMELINE… WHEN COULD WE SEE CONSTRUCTION START? (JOE) THEY ARE TRYING TO START CONSTRUCTION ON THE DOME TO OPEN NEXT WINTER .. I PUT A LINK TO THAT EVENT AND THE DOME’S FUNDRAISING PAGE IN THIS STORY ON WISH TV DOT COM ON A SIDE NOTE … BARBARAS HUSBAND JOHN WYNNE PASSED AWAY ON FEBRURARY 13TH AND I ALSO HAVE INFORMATION ABOUT HIS OBITUARY IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PAY YOUR RESPECTS TO THE FAMILY … SERVICES ARE SET FOR TODAY AT 3 PM I PUT THE INFO ON WISH TV DOT COM AS WELL –SPEEDWAY CAM LOOKING AT SKYLINE

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