WTEF Tennis Ball
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WTEF Tennis Ball

The Washington Tennis & Education Foundation (WTEF) will host its annual Tennis Ball fund-raising event on Friday, May 9. All proceeds benefit WTEF, our programs, and the children we serve. This year’s all-day event will feature the Tennis Ball and the VIP Round Robin Tennis Tournament. The evening at the Ritz-Carlton consists of live, mini-live and silent auctions, dinner and recognition of honorees.  3-10_Jim_Vance_small.jpg

WTEF is thrilled to announce that Jim Vance will emcee the 2014 WTEF Tennis Ball on May 9th!   We are honored to have him join us and are sure that he will add his trademark style and wit to our event. 

The recipient of this year’s Champion of Tennis Award is tennis great, James Blake. James won his first ATP tour singles title in Washington, DC at the former Legg Mason Tennis Classic (now, the Citi Open). He will play in the VIP Round Robin on Friday with members of Congress, our sponsors, the media and others.

WTEF is pleased to announce that Congressman Ed Whitfield will be honored with the William H.G. FitzGerald Distinguished Service Award. As a longtime supporter and friend of WTEF, Congressman Whitfield has chaired WTEF’s Congressional Charity Tennis Tournament for several years.

Please join us for our largest fundraising event all year on Friday, May 9!

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WTEF Honors Tennis Great James Blake at Annual Tennis Ball

WTEF is proud to name tennis great James Blake as the recipient of its Champion of Tennis Award, to be awarded on Friday, May 9, 2014. WTEF is proud to honor Mr. Blake for his professionalism both on and off the court, and his dedication to humanity. He inspired the world during an epic tennis career that featured ten singles titles, a Davis Cup Championship, and a New York Times best seller for his memoir, Breaking Back. James turned pro in 1999 while the #1 collegiate player at Harvard University. After an astounding 14 year career, he retired from professional tennis at the 2013 US Open. Mr. Blake exemplifies everything WTEF works toward in keeping vulnerable boys and girls off mean streets during out-of-school hours. In many ways, his own life mirrors many of the successes we have reached with many of the District’s most vulnerable children.
January 9, 2014