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WHMF Jr Tennis Lesson Scholarships

$270 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 7 people in 4 months
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  The mission of the Walter S. Herrick, Sr. Memorial Fund is providing tennis lessons for kids at the Crystal Lake, IL Racket Club.  This gofundme page seeks to raise money for this purpose.

The Racket Club was founded by my dad, Walt Herrick, Sr., in 1972 as a place to play tennis in McHenry County, Illinois during its cold winter months.  It started as an indoor club with four indoor courts.  It is now owned by the Crystal Lake Park District and has nine indoor courts and seven outdoor courts.

Upon his passing in 2007, his good friend, tennis double partner, and business partner in the Racket Club enterprise, Jack Thomas, founded the Walter S. Herrick, Sr. Memorial Fund to honor my dad’s contribution to tennis in northern Illinois.  The purpose of the Fund is to help local kids learn tennis at the Racket Club Walt founded.

Each year the Fund awards thousands of dollars in the form of tennis lesson scholarships to kids in our community based on their financial need, attitude, dedication to the sport, sportsmanship, academics and volunteerism.  Awards are granted based on a formal application by each child and his/her parents.  The applications are voted upon by an impartial Selection Committee.

My dad and mom raised six kids in Crystal Lake all of which played tennis at different degrees of proficiency ranging from recreational players to college level players. Dad and his partner Jack Thomas were big believers in the value of participation in the sport of tennis whether it be “just for fun” or on a more competitive basis. They knew the “sport for a lifetime” was just that and would benefit individuals far after their junior tennis days were over.

I invite you to join us in bringing tennis to kids in our McHenry County community by contributing to our gofundme account.  All of your donation will go to tennis lessons for kids.

Thank you!
Walt Herrick, Jr.
President, Walter S. Herrick, Sr. Memorial Fund
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Gather your friends for a day of golf, a wonderful meal, and fantastic silent auction! All of this to support tennis for our local youth.
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We just began raising funds for our tennis kids. Please consider joining us on August 24 for a great day of golf with all proceeds benefiting our junior tennis scholarships!
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$270 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 7 people in 4 months
Funds raised will benefit:
Walter S Herrick Sr Foundation
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Crystal Lake, IL
EIN: 611545806
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AG
$50
Ashley Gordon
1 month ago
MB
$50
Michael Bautsch
3 months ago
AT
$20
Annie Timm
4 months ago
WJ
$50
Walt Herrick, Jr.
4 months ago
DS
$25
Denny Schackter
4 months ago
LS
$25
Lorie Schuetzle
4 months ago
AS
$50
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4 months ago
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