Highlights from the 2014, 21st annual For the Kids Dinner
A night to remember.
Thank you to all of our generous donors who attended the 21st annual 'For the Kids' Dinner at the Bank of the West Classic. Over $200,000 was raised for YTA programs, a huge success!
San Francisco Giants minority owner, long-time YTA board member and San Francisco philanthropist Bob Sockolov was presented with the Arthur Ashe Award for Excellence in community service.
Willie Mays was honored for his dedication to underprivileged youth and especially for his help with the re-opening of our YTA site in Hunters Point last year. He appeared in person to accept the honor and brought with him his godson and fellow SF Giants great, Barry Bonds!
Celebrity broadcaster Ted Robinson conducted a captivating interview with top womens Pro Tennis player Sabine Lisicki, who was filled with enthusiasm for her tennis career and life in general.
We also heard from our own inspiring tennis stars Hillary Phu and Azaria Hayes about there experience in YTA programs and their aspirations for the future.
Fall Season Junior Team Tennis
|In the Fall Season, the kids at John McLaren Park participated in Orange Ball and Green Dot Ball Junior Team Tennis tournaments. Both teams earned 1st place in the local league, which qualifies them for the regional tournament in December!
Way to go team players!
2013 Junior Team Tennis Sectionals!
During the summer Wing-Yan So, our Site Director at John-McLaren Park, put together a co-ed 14 and under intermediate team to compete in the South Bay Junior Team Tennis League. This team placed 1st in the local league qualifying them for the Sectional Championship in Fresno, CA! This was everyones first time at the Sectional Championship and they walked away with 5th place overall.
Congratulations all of our JTT participants and special thanks to all the parents who were so helpful organizing this event.
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