Save the Date! May 9, 2014
2013 WTEF TENNIS BALL WAS A GREAT SUCCESS!
Thank you. Your recent generosity at the Washington Tennis and Education Foundation’s Tennis Ball contributed to the most successful event in our history. By sponsoring and attending the event, raising your hand to Fund a Future and generously bidding on auction items, you contributed $1.13 million to support WTEF’s programs at our new site in Southeast Washington. The evening honored three people who have contributed to our community and WTEF: Robert Johnson, founder and chairman of The RLJ Companies, received the William H.G. FitzGerald Distinguished Service award; Mark Ein, Founder and Owner of the Washington Kastles received the Champion of Tennis Award; and The Hon. Paul Ignatius, a past WTEF President and former US Secretary of the Navy, was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
A highlight of the evening was hearing Monet Graves, a recent graduate of WTEF’s Center for Excellence Program who is on her way to university on a full college scholarship, describe her WTEF experience: “Thanks to WTEF, I am on a pathway to success, both on the court and off…WTEF helped show me that academics are just as important as athletics.” Thank you for supporting Monet and hundreds of other students in WTEF’s programs. Please come visit our new site to see our pathway of programs that now serve pre-school to high school.