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)

Vicky and Chris Elsenbach

Vicky and Chris Elsenbach

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.

Demo match with KINKs Sheila Hamilton

Demo match with KINKs Sheila Hamilton

 

W. Glen Boyd and Tiffany Boyd

W. Glen Boyd and Tiffany Boyd

 

Tennis players, Ristem, Natisha and Miguel

Tennis players, Ristem, Natisha and Miguel

Tony and Sherryl Reser

Tony and Sherryl Reser

Laura Rossi, Gina Clementi, Dan Margolin, Shawn Menashe, Gretchen Matthey

Laura Rossi, Gina Clementi, Dan Margolin, Shawn Menashe, Gretchen Matthey

 

Libations included a Grey Goose Vodka Martini Lounge along with wine tasting from Zanzibar Cellars and Majestic Fine Wines and Brews from Widmer.

Libations included a Grey Goose Vodka Martini Lounge along with wine tasting from Zanzibar Cellars and Majestic Fine Wines and Brews from Widmer.

Carol Briggs, Jim Petrusich, Wendy Hill, Dana Petrusich, David Hill

Carol Briggs, Jim Petrusich, Wendy Hill, Dana Petrusich, David Hill

Brian Marcinek, Malissa Marcinek, Katrine, Johannessen, Nick Ehlen

Brian Marcinek, Malissa Marcinek, Katrine Johannessen, Nick Ehlen

Lisa Gangelhoff, Todd, Gagelhoff, Heidi Kehm, Brad Kehn

Lisa Gangelhoff, Todd, Gagelhoff, Heidi Kehm, Brad Kehm

The event was sold out

The event was sold out

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.

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