Tennis Juniors in Sierra Leone, W Africa

$3,340 of $7,000 goal

Raised by 26 people in 53 months
Sierra Leone is among the poorest countries in Africa. Due to lack of money, Sierra Leone has not participated in the ITF Junior West Africa Regional Tennis tournament for 2 years. Local tennis coaches in Sierra Leone have trained juniors to a high level of play.

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!!!
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Dear Donors:

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
4 Boys:
"¢ 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!
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Dear Contributors:

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!

cari
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Tennis Warehouse, of California, and Prince have teamed up to generously donate a load of new PRINCE racquets, strings and racquet bags for the junior tennis players of Sierra Leone who will participate in the ITF's West Africa Regional Tennis Tournament, January 5-12, 2014 in Abuja, Nigeria. THANK YOU SO MUCH TENNIS WAREHOUSE AND PRINCE FOR YOUR KINDNESS AND GENEROSITY !!!
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Don Hightower, President of Tennis Warehouse (California) has generously agreed to donate 10 new racquets and strings to the Sierra Leone junior tennis players who will participate in the Jan 2014 ITF West Africa Regional Tournament.

Thanks to Tennis Warehouse for this generous contribution which builds on the generous donations of all donors! I AM SO GRATEFUL!
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$3,340 of $7,000 goal

Raised by 26 people in 53 months
Created September 15, 2013
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JO
$50
Jacinta Oduor
51 months ago (Offline Donation)

THANKS JACINTA FOR YOUR GENEROUS CONTRIBUTION!

$100
Anonymous
51 months ago
VG
$20
valerie gagnon
51 months ago

Good luck Cari

HW
$58
HeeJune Wescoat
52 months ago (Offline Donation)
MN
$100
Marie Nachman
52 months ago

This is a great idea. Thank you for caring to do this.

$50
Anonymous
52 months ago
LE
$20
Leonora Emini
52 months ago (Offline Donation)
MS
$100
Mary Schmitt
52 months ago

Cari, I hope you meet your fundraising goal and am happy to contribute to such a great cause.

LM
$100
Lisa Martell
52 months ago

Cari, I am Nancy's friend from Golf and my 4.5 tennis team just returned last night from USTA Nationals. She has shared all your good work. Good luck to your team at the tournament! Lisa

NM
$100
Nancy Majerek
52 months ago

I hope this helps toward the goal to send the kids to the tourny! They deserve it!

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