Charity Events
2014 Evening of Champions


The Annual Evening of Champions banquet, fundraiser and Chicago Tennis Hall of Fame induction is held each year to honor tennis program achievements, fundraise for future CTP grants and to connect with the tennis community.

The 25th Annual Evening of Champions was held on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Rosewood Banquets in Rosemont, Illinois.

This year, we inducted two great Chicagoans into the Chicago Tennis Hall of Fame.  Joining the Hall of Fame were Jon Vegosen and Sylvia Gothard.  See each inductees bio on the Hall of Fame page.

Awards were given to the Chicagoans that finished #1 in a Midwest section USTA category.  Other awards went to Chicagoans in the following categories:

Facility of the Year:

Oak Brook Tennis Center

Junior Player of the Year (Female):

Carol Finke

Junior Player of the Year (Male):

Martin Joyce

League Player of the Year (Female):

Janine Stalcup

League Player of the Year (Male):

William Ferguson

Junior Player of the Year (Female):

Kenya Hill

Organization of the Year:

Southside Junior Tennis Organization

Tennis Official of the Year:

Nancy Hoekstra

Volunteer of the Year:

Fely Ong

The fundraising portion of the Annual Evening of Champions event helps generate funds to support the junior tennis program grants awarded within the Chicago District including Cook, Lake and DuPage counties.  During the evening we held a a 50/50 raffle, a traditional raffle and a silent auction.  Thanks to donations from our guests, we raised over $16,000.  A big thanks to everyone for their support.

We hope you enjoy the many memories of our 2014 celebration.




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