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Novo Nordisk Donnelly Awards Will Bring Two Young People To The US Open

Novo Nordisk, the leading pharmaceutical company in diabetes care, is proud to be the new sponsor of the WTT Donnelly Awards. Billie Jean King established the awards in 1998 to encourage diabetic children to lead an active life and compete in tennis. The two awards each provide $5,000 scholarships to young tennis players suffering from diabetes and are named after two long-time World Team Tennis executives and tennis champions, Diane Donnelly Stone and Tracy Donnelly Maltby, who are sisters. Stone was an All-American and NCAA doubles champion at Northwestern University, and Maltby earned All-Big Ten honors at the University of Iowa. Both women have had diabetes since childhood. Two adolescents ages 14-21, who have diabetes and play tennis competitively in tournaments or on their school team will receive a $5,000 scholarship. In addition, the recipients will travel to New York City to receive their awards at the 2004 WTT Finals, held at the USTA National Tennis Center, home of the US Open on August 28. All applications must be received by July 25, 2004, and the winners will be announced by August 10, 2004. To download an application log on to www.wtt.com and click on BJK/WTT Charities.

Novo Nordisk is a healthcare company and a world leader in diabetes care. The company has the broadest diabetes product portfolio in the industry, including the most advanced products within the area of insulin delivery systems. In addition, Novo Nordisk has a leading position within areas such as hemostasis management, growth hormone therapy, and hormone therapy for women.

For further information contact:

Anne Guerrant, Executive Director
Billie Jean King WTT Charities, Inc.
aguerrant@wtt.com
480-219-6600


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June 18, 2004



                 
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