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Greenville, DE, United States, 2010/06/08 - Rodney Street Tennis & Tutoring Association's Annual Benefit featuring Patrick McEnroe raised over $60,000 for tennis and education programs.
On Thursday evening, May 6, 2010 Rodney Street Tennis & Tutoring Association held their annual Benefit at the Greenville Country Club. Over 200 friends, sponsors, and guests turned out to show their support of the non-profit organization and had the chance to meet Patrick McEnroe, the former top-ranked professional tennis player and now US Davis Cup coach and USTA General Manager for Player Development.
The event achieved record goals this year. The affair was able to raise $60,000 to support our tennis and education programs.
"We had an amazing turn out with great people wanting to enjoy each other’s company and support Rodney Street," observed Tina Tharp, RSTTA Managing Director. "I am most grateful for the extraordinary leadership of our Benefit Chairs, Sally & Don DeWees, and for the team effort put forth by the entire RSTTA Board of Directors, staff, volunteers, as well as the 215 guests who helped make this night a rousing success.”
Marshall Harris, of Comcast SportsNet, was master of ceremonies for the event. The proceeds of the benefit will support the year-round programming that positively impacts the lives of over 800 young people in the Greater Wilmington region.
RSTTA’s mission is to build lives through tennis and education.
RSTTA (rodneystreettennis.org) provides year round, after-school and out-of-school programs that are designed to combat pressing community concerns: truancy; poor academic achievement contributing to an alarmingly low graduation rate; gang activity; drug and alcohol dependency; and unhealthy lifestyles. The RSTTA curriculum supports both the personal development of the “whole” child as well as the communal development of the neighborhoods in which these children live and play. As an adjunct to its youth enrichment programs, RSTTA provides adult family members of its participants with the opportunity to receive training and tutoring for GED certification and/or college readiness. RSTTA’s principal sponsor is the Comcast Family of Companies. Additional support comes from foundations, corporate, public and private resources.