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3rd Annual Kris Kringle Tennis Party

December 3, 2009 03:28 AM
Great opportunity for tennis players to give back to their community

The holiday season is a yearly reminder that there are more important issues in life than ripping a backhand winner or perfecting that drop shot. Some people in our communities are more concerned with the reality that they have no food to feed their families.

On Friday December 11th at 8pm, we will be hosting our 3rd Annual Kris Kringle Tennis Party Fundraiser at Eastern Athletic Club in Blue Point. Admission includes at least 3 hours of tennis (competitive or casual), food, beer, wine, soft drinks, and great prize baskets to be raffled off. The cost of admission is $50, with all proceeds benefitting charity.

For the past two years, in coordination with the Kris Kringle Holiday Fundraiser and with the help of Eastern Athletic Club, local families have been given the opportunity to get back on their feet and in some cases rebound from the despondency consuming their lives. We have helped families pay for heating oil, food, clothing, and we were able to save one family's home from foreclosure.

This year, we are hoping to make an even bigger difference for local disadvantaged families but we need YOUR help. Besides enjoying a great night of tennis and socialization with friends and family, by attending this event you are ensuring that when these families reflect on what they are thankful for, it will be YOU.

Please pass this email along to anyone that you may know of who would be interested in attending. If you are unable to attend but would still like to donate, call me anytime at (631) 484-6508. If you want to attend, please email me at rubbersoul1414@yahoo.com. The earliest replies will ensure the earliest court time.

This is a great event and a solid way to show that the Long Island tennis community can come together and make a huge difference. I am hoping to see you all there!

Keith and Kathy Houghtaling