The Chicago Tennis Patrons held its 28th Annual Evening of Champions banquet, fundraiser, and Hall of Fame induction on Saturday, March 4 at Fountain Blue in Des Plaines.
A special THANK YOU to our sponsors:
Midtown Athletic Clubs
USTA Midwest Section
Mary Jo & Stephen Schuler
Ernst & Young, LLP
Hinsdale Bank and Trust (A Wintrust Community Bank)
McCarthy & Trinka, Inc.
Wilson Sporting Goods
Through the generosity of our sponsors and all attendees, this was our most successful event ever with increased attendance and fundraising. We raised approximately $20,000 between ticket sales, private donations and the mobile pledging campaign. These funds will be used to give youth access to junior tennis programs across the Chicagoland area while also expanding the impact and participation of these vital programs. Understanding the need to provide access, several local tennis clubs, led by Midtown, donated 55 weeks of tennis instruction for our youth.
In addition to the fundraising, we inducted Ronald Mitchell into the 2017 Chicago Tennis Hall of Fame. Use the link below to read Ronald’s bio.
We also recognized 13 recipients for their 2016 tennis achievements (See 2017 EOC Program link below). Congratulations to Ron and all the award winners!!
The Chicago Tennis Patrons thanks everyone for their support and we look forward to seeing you in 2018!!
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