We're ATA Bound
HELP US SEND 14 KIDS TO THIS HISTORIC EVENT
100 years ago this August, the American Tennis Association (ATA) held its first National Championship Tournament. "Why is that significant" you ask? Let's see…
- The ATA was an all-Black organization at the time
- Blacks could not participate on a professional or World Class level in the sport
- The ATA became the premier venue for people of color to hone their skills and to compete
- The ATA has produced scores of top Black tennis players such as Althea Gibson, Arthur Ashe and Zina Garrison.
Today, the Pacific Coast Championships Tennis Association - the Western arm of the ATA - is continuing the legacy. We reach out to all races, particularly those in underserved communities, promoting healthy living, self-esteem and character through the great sport of tennis.
With this being the Centennial Celebration of the ATA National Championships (this year in Baltimore, MD. Trip dates 27JUL - 5AUG 2017), the PCCTA has embarked on a mission to sponsor some of our young future stars to compete in this prestigious and epic event. We have chosen 14 kids ranging in age from 9 - 17 years old. For ten days, we will enable them to compete against the best of the best from across the nation and the Caribbean. We will also take them on field trips to the Smithsonian NMAAHC, the White House and other iconic sites in our nation's capital.
Our goal is to raise $25,000. With 3 weeks left before all the vendors have to be paid, we are only $4000 short! Our14 kids and 4 chaperones will get:
-Round trip Airfare
- Lodging (10 days / 9 nights)
- Ground transportation
- Food, Tournament Entry Fees and incidentals
We are so close to our goal and your generosity can make the difference! This will be a life changing adventure for these kids! And the PCCTA is a 501(c)3 organization so your donations are tax deductible.
I want to thank you in advance for supporting us!
Lisa L. Braboy
Pacific Coast Championships Tennis Association
P.O. Box 43923 Los Angeles, CA 90043
We want to send out a HEART FELT "THANK YOU' to everyone who helped us make this DREAM COME TRUE for these KIDS!!!
We are 1 week away from departure (having only fallen short of our goal by $664 - its not too late to GIVE, by the way) and everyone is REALLY EXCITED!
Please keep checking this campaign as we will post video and photo updates here during our trip.
We all want you to know that to us...
YOU ARE HEROES!!!
A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone for supporting us so far! Let's make one final push, sending this out to those who don't know yet so we can make a STRONG FINISH!!'
The KIDS are counting on us!!!
We're halfway to our goal!!! Thank you for your AMAZING GENEROSITY!!!
Here is a pic of all of ourPhoenix kids! Los Angeles and Vegas kids will be posted soon is please keep checking this site!
Again, thank you for supporting us!
It's time to start meeting the kids who you are helping to make their dreams come true!
Don't forget to share this to help us get the word out! Thanks again!