Serving Up for Sandy Hook
Middlebury, CT--Middlebury Racquet Club, in conjunction with USTA Connecticut, will be hosting a charity event in support of the Sandy Hook community on January 27th, 2013 from 2:00 to 9:00PM. Pat Decker, owner of the Middlebury Racquet Club, said, “As a club that serves a number of surrounding communities, we have many members—as well as several of our staff—who are from Newtown and Sandy Hook. We are grateful that we have the opportunity to support the healing process in these communities by coming together through the sport of tennis.” Tennis enthusiasts, players, and supporters from across the state will come together to support this worthy cause.
From 2:00 to7:00PM, several tennis activities will take place, including Red, Orange and Green ball tennis for kids 10 and under, cardio tennis, intro to tennis instruction, and a “How Fast is Your Serve?” competition. Open play will take place from 7:00 to 9:00PM. Tennis teaching professionals from Middlebury Racquet Club as well as players and coaches from Connecticut schools and universities will be volunteering their time to help facilitate the guided activities. For those who would like to participate in the event but do not wish to play, there will be a silent auction and raffle in the lobby from 2:00 to7:00PM. Two local therapy dogs will also be visiting the club. Food and drinks will be provided.
The event, Serving Up for Sandy Hook, aims to raise money for the "Sandy Hook School Support Fund" through the United Way of Western Connecticut. Participation in the day’s activities will be through open donation. 100% of the donations and proceeds will go directly to the fund. Newtown Saving Bank and the United Way of Western Connecticut have waived any administrative fees. A local board of professionals is being set up to determine, with input from the community, how to distribute the funds that are raised. Members of Aurora, Columbine and Virginia Tech have already met with the Sandy Hook community to offer advice and support as they move through this process.
Donations from local businesses are being accepted for the silent auction and raffle and may be sent directly to Helen Brickfield at Middlebury Racquet Club at 950 Southford Rd, Middlebury, CT, 06762. Any questions about donations can be addressed to Helen at 203 758-1727.
Since 1995, Middlebury Racquet Club has maintained six indoor courts and a fully stocked pro shop. The club hosts a variety of clinics, lessons and events. The club uses certified tennis professionals with extensive experience in teaching the sport at all levels. The club prides itself in providing fun and fitness in a warm and friendly environment, and was chosen as the USTA New England Facility of the Year in 2011. For more information visit www.middleburyracquet.com or give us a “like” on Facebook.
As one of the state associations in USTA New England, USTA Connecticut promotes and develops the growth of tennis throughout the state. Recreational and competitive programs are present throughout and dedicated staff and volunteers help to carry out the USTA mission. For more information visit www.ustaconnecticut.com
For any further questions, please contact the Middlebury Racquet Club at 203-758-1727. To RSVP, contact the club at (203) 758-1727 or email@example.com with your name and the number of players.