Champion of Tennis
2015 Tennis Ball - Celebrating 60 Years of Champions!
Honoring Champions of Children
We are excited to announce that WTEF will honor three champions of children at our 2015 Tennis Ball on May 8: Alonzo Mourning, Katrina Adams, and Peter Work.
Hall of Fame NBA player Alonzo Mourning has founded four organizations to better other people’s lives, including the Overtown Youth Center, which provides children and youth in Miami’s inner city with academic and athletic enrichment.
Katrina Adams, who is the first African-American President, CEO, and Chairman of the United States Tennis Association, also serves as Executive Director of the Harlem Junior Tennis and Education Program in New York City.
Noted attorney Peter Work, a founder of Crowell & Moring, LLP, has been WTEF's volunteer Legal Advisor for the past 43 years, except for two years in the 1990s, when he served as the Foundation's president.
These three exceptional leaders will join sponsors and friends of Washington Tennis & Education Foundation on Friday, May 8, 2015, at the annual Tennis Ball, to be held at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, DC.
Please be a part of the 2015 Tennis Ball! Sponsorship opportunities are available from $3,000 to $25,000.
Sponsorship comes with an array of benefits including box seats or suite tickets at the Citi Open, player spots in the VIP Round Robin Tournament, advertising and publicity before and during the Ball, and, of course, seats at the Tennis Ball.
Best of all, sponsors have the satisfaction of knowing that your support is helping children and youth achieve brighter futures.
The evening will be delightful.
Top sponsors gather at 6 p.m. in a private VIP reception to enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and swap tales of their adventures during the Round Robin Tournament, held earlier in the day. A general reception takes place at the same time in the foyer of the Ritz-Carlton Ballroom.
The evening will feature three Auctions. Guests will peruse an expansive display of silent auction items including weekend getaways, signed sports memorabilia and fine wines. There will be a Mini-Live Auction of half a dozen wonderful items, such as a stay in a vacation home.
A gourmet dinner in the ballroom will be highlighted by brief remarks from a current WTEF student. Following that will be our annual Fund a Future portion of the program, when hundreds of guests pledge their additional support to the children at WTEF. Last year, Fund a Future raised over $230,000 in about five minutes. This year, we are engaging our entire community of supporters to try to break the $300,000 mark; so, even if you cannot attend the Tennis Ball, you can make your presence felt by your donation to Fund a Future.
The really special items – like tickets to Wimbledon – will be offered during the Live Auction. The evening will be capped off by the presentation of our Champion of Tennis Award to Katrina Adams, Distinguished Service Award to Alonzo Mourning and Lifetime Achievement Award to Peter Work. Learn more about our distinguished honorees.
We hope you will join us at the 2015 Tennis Ball. This year will be something special because this year, we are celebrating WTEF’s 60th anniversary! We began as an effort to provide a healthy outlet for youth and a means of supporting talented young players who couldn’t afford tournament fees. Today, we are Washington, DC’s premier academic and athletic organization serving disadvantaged children and youth.
Please become a sponsor and invest in the remarkable children and youth who we serve. These youngsters deserve the opportunity to achieve their potential – in school and in tennis – that WTEF provides.
Join 700 generous friends of WTEF at the 2015 Tennis Ball! Individual tickets are $500. We look forward to seeing you there!
Can't attend the Tennis Ball? Make a donation to Fund a Future today!
2015 Tennis Ball Sponsors
Manny Ortiz and Kristin Solheim/Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP
Dave and Mary Stevens/Mortgage Bankers Association
Arent Fox LLP
Tom and Hillary Baltimore
Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP
Marcia and Frank Carlucci
Choice Hotels International
Clark Charitable Foundation
Habib and Hind Debs/Advanced Technology Systems Company
Ginsberg Helfer & Boyd, PLLC and Dalbert and Nancy Ginsberg
Marcella and Terry Jones
Anne B. Keiser and Douglas Lapp
Sharon Marcil and Tom Monahan
Michael and Sandra Meyer
Trisha and Jim Ritzenberg and Cathy and Scot McCulloch
Ann Pelham and Bob Cullen
Rappaport/Henry and Lee Fonvielle
Vijay and Vibha Ravindran
Ranvir and Adash Trehan
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
Sam and Marie Woodall
Carol and Gary Berman
Don Brown and the Honorable Ann Brown
Cynthia and Leonard Glassman
Graham Holdings Company
Guest Services, Inc.
Nancy and John Harris
Highline Wealth Management
Sarah Jackson and Ian Glazer
Jerry and Isabel Jasinowski
Steve and Linda Jenning
Chad Loube/Woodmont Country Club
McGraw Hill Financial
General and Mrs. William Y. Smith
United States Tennis Association
Washington Financial Group
Wells Fargo/Eastdil Secured
Luanne Adams and Murrell Smith
ASCII Group, Inc./Alan Weinberger
Joe and Patricia Barta
Byron and Andrea Boston
Lisa Brown and Kevin Cullen
Thomas and Katherine Brunkow
Capitol Counsel LLC
CTIA-The Wireless Association
CMG Mortgage Foundation
Diane and Lowell Dodge
Essent Guaranty, Inc.
Foley & Lardner LLP
David and Diann Frantz
Henry and Altomease Kennedy
Beth and Daryl Libow
McLean Mortgage Corporation
Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation
The Normandy Group
Project for Healthcare Integration
Prosperity Home Mortgage, LLC
Regions Financial Corporation
Susan and David Reichardt
Wayne and Terry Rusch
Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association
Elizabeth Shriver and Jonathan Blake
Chan and Paul Tagliabue
United States Telecom Association
David Wilmot and Vanena Ralay