Tennis Juniors in Sierra Leone, W Africa
Funds collected will cover travel costs to send 1 coach & a few kids (boys/girls - 16 yrs/under) to participate in the April 2014 tournament which is the qualification tournament for the All Africa Junior tennis tournament.
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORT!!!
I hope you all are having a very happy, safe & peaceful holiday. The funds raised by your generous donations will send 5 juniors (under 16) to compete in the ITF West Africa Regional Junior Tourmanent in Abuja, Nigeria (Jan 12-19, 2013).
The money raised arrived in Freetown, Sierra Leone last week and is being used to purchase airtickets. The new Prince Tennis racquets, strings, grips, grip wrap and bags (donated by Tennis Warehouse and Prince) reached Freetown today (Christmas Eve). Therefore, the kids will have sufficient time to practice with their new racquets before the tournament. The delegation from Sierra Leone will consist of:
Tennis Coach: Amidu Dumbuya
1 Girl: Mattu Kamara, age 10
"¢ Mohmoud Sesay, age 10
"¢ Hamza Kabba, age 10
"¢ Bassie S Kargbo, age 14
"¢ Johnny Marah, age 14
Wish them most of all to have fun and play their hearts out, and best of luck in their individual matches!
YOU are all angels from heaven and I just want to thank everyone for their generous donations. The ITF West Africa Tennis Tournament for Juniors has been moved back 1 week and will begin in Abuja, Nigeria on Jan 11, 2013. Sierra Leone will send 5 junior players (ages 12-16) to compete along with their coach. This trip & competition will be an experience none will forget. I will send photos and results following the tournament to all contributors.
On behalf of the kids and their coach THANKS for your kindness and generosity, and I wish you all a very blessed holiday season!
Thanks to Tennis Warehouse for this generous contribution which builds on the generous donations of all donors! I AM SO GRATEFUL!