The final figure from our fundraising event is $1570.00 which will be donated to Twenty10. Without the help of fundraising events, sponsorship and donations, Twenty10 would not be able to do the essential work it does. Twenty10 helps young people under the age of 26 who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer or transgender, or are same-sex attracted, gender diverse or intersex, access the support and help they may need.
On behalf of the Tennis Sydney committee I would like to thank members for their generosity in supporting Twenty10. I extend our appreciation as club members to the committee for their time and dedication in organising this event. In particular, Dean Matterson and Geoff Daus as Co-Tournament Directors did a magnificent job with running the tournament. Steve Cashen ensured that we were all fed for the day with his barbeque while Mark Pfeiffer made and donated soup, cakes and cookies. Huy Pham, Tsukasa Ishida and Elena Sarno baked cakes and cookies as donations to look after our sweet tooth for the day. All proceeds from the food sales were contributed to Twenty10. Ray Lance once again took over the raffle selling duties and raised a magnificent sum of $627, we appreciate his time and unreserved effort. Our gratitude goes to the Tennis Ranch and Tyrone Andres for the provision of prizes for the raffle. Thanks to those who assisted with the set-up and pack down for the day.
Tennis Sydney appreciates use of the fabulous facilities at Marrickville Districts Lawn Tennis Club which generated a great atmosphere for an enjoyable social day. Marrickville Districts Lawn Tennis Club generously provided the courts at half price which increased the final donation amount to Twenty10.
Finally. thank you to all the players and supporters who helped make the Tennis Sydney 2011 Lawn Doubles Classic such a successful event.
Let’s do it again in 2012.