The ribbon is cut at the Marvin Tyler Tennis Courts at the CYC, Ltd. Pictured from left are Linda Edwards, Bobby Wrenn, Dr. Carolyn Carey, Marvin Tyler, William Cain, Jim Saunders.

Emporia Mayor Dr. Carolyn Carey, City Councilman and CYC Board member Jim Saunders, William Cain of the Greensville County Board of Supervisors, and CYC, Ltd. board members were on hand Friday afternoon as the Marvin Tyler Tennis Courts were officially unveiled at the CYC Ltd. It fulfilled a Tyler dream of renovating the CYC tennis courts into a source of pride for the Emporia-Greensville community.

Tyler, a Tampa, Florida resident, grew up on Halifax St. and spent much of his childhood at the CYC. He often returns to Emporia to give back to his community, which played a significant role in his formative years. The latest community gifts are his annual Slammer Tennis Jamborees he first brought to Emporia in 2016. The newest contribution is the refurbished tennis courts at the CYC, Ltd.

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