Notable Nevadans





July 7, 2016

Mr. HELLER: Mr. President, today, I wish to congratulate an extremely talented athlete and dedicated mentor, Trenton Alenik, who has gone above and beyond in his endeavors to help Nevada's youth. Recently, Mr. Alenik was recognized for his work by the United States Tennis Association with the Sandy Tueller Service Award. It gives me great pleasure to recognize him for this much-deserved accolade.

Mr. Alenik first became interested in the Marty Hennessy Inspiring Children Foundation as a teenager when he began volunteering for the organization to earn his tennis scholarship. During this time, he became increasingly involved with the Foundation by organizing events and trips and mentoring children. After a successful collegiate tennis career at Villanova University, he returned to Las Vegas to once again be involved with the Foundation. Since that time, Mr. Alenik has climbed the ladder and now leads the organization as Executive Director. In this role, he spearheads development of various educational programs, leadership programs, and organizes trips to help provide students the opportunity for higher education. I am grateful to have someone of such dedication working on behalf of Nevada's youth. The Great State of Nevada is fortunate to have Mr. Alenik leading the way at this important Foundation.

The Marty Hennessy Inspiring Children Foundation was initially created to motivate children through mentoring, education, tennis, and helping support those children who lacked the finances and resources to participate in sports tournaments. The Foundation now aids nearly 500 students and has grown to help support students in their ambitions to attend a college or university. The organization provides numerous programs to students, including SAT preparatory classes, tutoring, career-focused programs, athletic programs, and leadership programs. Those working at this organization, including Mr. Alenik, stand as role models in helping our community. Mr. Alenik should be commended for the time and effort he has put forth to accomplish the mission of this fine organization.

Today, I ask my colleagues and all Nevadans to join me in congratulating Mr. Alenik on receiving this prestigious award and in thanking him for all of his hard work. I am honored to call him a fellow Nevadan, and I wish him the best of luck as he continues in his endeavors with the Marty Hennessy Inspiring Children Foundation.

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