Congressional Charity Tennis Tournament
2013 Congressional Charity Tennis Tournament
On Monday, September 9, 2013 WTEF hosted its annual Congressional Charity Tennis Tournament at WTEF's new Tennis, Education and Community Center in Southeast Washington, DC. Under sunny skies, Members of Congress, professional tennis legends and sponsors joined together for an enjoyable afternoon of tournament play.
Co-Chaired by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Rep. Ed Whitfield, the event brought together more than 50 individuals in support of WTEF programs and the underserved youth of DC. Others in attendance included Representatives Shelley Moore-Capito, Charlie Dent and Kevin Yoder; and tennis legends Kathy Rinaldi, Zina Garrison, Lori McNeil and rising star Taylor Townsend.
Thanks to the generous support of corporate sponsors including General Dynamics, Verizon, Lockheed Martin, ATSC, Boeing and Polsinelli, the event raised $70,000 for WTEF’s programs. “As a member of the WTEF Board of Directors and Co-Chair of this great event, I am encouraged to see this generous response from Members of Congress and the Washington Community,” said WTEF Board Member Diane O’Toole. “The money raised will be invested in a community in desperate need of our support. It is a true win not only for those of us who get to enjoy a beautiful day of tennis, but for the children east of the river who benefit from WTEF’s life-changing programs.”