Local girl submits winning entry in National Arthur Ashe Essay Contest

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(Last Updated On: September 29, 2014)

Photo caption: Victoria Lopez  | Photo Credit: C. Allen Photography

Victoria Lopez, a student at Ruby Sue Clifton Middle School, was chosen as one of three Texas-area Arthur Ashe Essay Contest winners to be honored at the 2014 Game Set Match Gala.

The event takes place from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. on Jan. 30 at the Westin Galleria, 5060 West Alabama in Houston, Texas.

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Victoria Lopez, far left, appearing on Good Morning America with Robin Roberts and Diane Sawyer.
The talented 11 year old will be recognized  at the gala/fundraiser which seeks to raise funds to support free youth tennis and education programs. In her essay, Lopez, and other winners,  shared how Arthur Ashe inspired them and motivated them to take action in their own lives.

Since the announcement of her win, Lopez has been very busy in the community, including  touring in a lead role in “When Children Pray,” a play by Houston playwright Don Dotson, hosting her own television  the Victoria Lopez show on the Urban Houston Network, and raising funds to help feed the homeless as a volunteer with Souper Bowl of Caring.

Being in the spotlight is nothing new to the talented pre-teen who in addition to being an entrepreneur, is a social activist and entertainer who has appeared on Good Morning America, Fox and Friends Weekend News, Toddlers and Tiaras and Nickelodeon.

And if that is not enough, she most recently made her debut as a radio show host for “What Up, World” a youth talk show designed to educate, empower and inspire young people that is produced by the Kidstar Network.

For more information on the Game Set Match Gala, visit http://www.gamesetmatchgala.com/ or to donate to the Souper Bowl of Caring, visit  http://www.yougivegoods.com/drive.php?id=2364.

 Local girl submits winning entry in National Arthur Ashe Essay Contest