Friday, September 12, 2014

2014 EATF Grant Awards & Honoree Luncheon

The EATF is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization created to bring public attention and financial support for worthy, grassroots tennis programs for adult and senior participation. Our biggest event is an annual luncheon held in September with morning tennis then lunch & a keynote speaker. 

We had all of the tennis courts and TWO clubs filled with tennis enthusiasts and local pros who roamed and gave pointers. And the vibrant and comedic Justin Gimelstob played along side the guests!

The weather was superb making for a beautiful setting on and off the court. Our luncheon room overlooked the picturesque waters as the boats floated in & out of the marina. We awarded nearly $19000 in grants to 18 organizations! We honored the lovely Nadine Netter Levy who has come to be a good friend of mine. She has done so much to advance tennis in her time, both on and off the court. She is gracious and loved by many. 

Our keynote speaker was Justin Gimelstob, one of the most accomplished Junior, Collegiate, and ATP Professional players. He has won 3 Junior National Championships, an NCAA Doubles Championship, and 13 ATP Doubles Titles. He served on 2 Davis Cup teams. He is a commentator, writer, and board member of the ATP Tour. He is also a big fundraising advocate for numerous charities. 

I truly feel honored to head such a wonderful organization & cause and be surrounded by so many supportive women! Looking forward to the 2015 EATF Grant Awards Luncheon!

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