Portland, November 11th. In Grand Slam fashion, the Portland After School Tennis & Education Sip, Serve & Celebrate benefit was sold out! Danice Brown, the Program Director was joined by Justin Gimelstob, 1998 Australian Open and French Open mixed doubles winner, and Judy Ma, Event Planner. (Photo Credit, Mariel Klein)
Justin Gimelstob, the former ATP tour pro and Tennis Channel broadcaster made a special trip to Portland to be a part of this event. Sheila Hamilton, from Kink FM radio, was the emcee and hit around on a mini court with the students. The benefit raised $132,000.
From the Portland After-School Tennis & Education, Inc.:
We are a non-profit youth development organization for k-12th grade students. Our year around program creates effective partnerships with families, schools and volunteers to achieve academic and athletic success. Through one-on-one tutoring, tennis lessons, direct instruction, a strong emphasis on nutrition/fitness and parent education our program develops strong student athletes and prepares them for a productive future.