Palmer Park Tennis Academy

Donate today to support the USTA community tennis association of the year in its mission to create fundamentally sound tennis players, build self-esteem and foster well-rounded individuals

$8,675 by 49 people

$10,000

People for Palmer Park

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Creating Future Tennis Champions

We are raising money for People for Palmer Park’s Tennis Academy to assure every player has an opportunity to participate, have the proper equipment and play in tournaments. Your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate $5 or $500.  This fund will be used to provide scholarships for registration, provide updated equipment to all players, and potentially assist families of aspiring young tennis players with the cost of playing in U.S. Tennis Association (USTA) sanctioned tournaments. Registration fees alone for tournaments are expensive and can range from $70 to $120 per child plus travel/lodging costs may be needed for tournaments outside of southeast Michigan. Tournament play is critical to the development of our juniors who seek to improve their skills and to achieve a ranking, which leads to college recruitment and scholarships. This is one of the main goals for our students who are serious about their tennis game.
 
Making tennis accessible to all has always been at the heart of our program. Please join us as we seek to raise $10,000 so that we can continue to provide scholarships and equipment to our young players. 

History

People for Palmer Park (PFPP) began as a result of the threatened closure of 77 parks in the City of Detroit in 2010. PFPP became a Michigan nonprofit in 2011 and obtained its 501(c)(3) non-profit status from the IRS with a mission for the preservation and revitalization of Palmer Park in Detroit. PFPP is a community partner with the City of Detroit and began hosting annual park events like the Palmer Park Art Fair, Winterfest, Harvest Fest and Log Cabin Day. PFPP also planted apple orchards, maintains a Community Garden, sponsors a Farmer’s Market and oversees park maintenance and improvements. PFPP also began early on providing recreational activities, such as yoga, tai chi, bike rides, basketball and the PFPP Tennis Academy. The Academy has grown from 35 children in 2011 to 200+ by 2019; and in 2019, the City revitalized and rebuilt the Palmer Park tennis courts with a USTA-design to provide state-of-the-art tennis courts for all Detroiters. The Palmer Park Tennis Academy’s mission is to create fundamentally sound tennis players, build self-esteem and foster well-rounded individuals.

Supporters

anonymous made a donation

2 hours ago

$10

Anonymous made a donation

2 hours ago

$10

Kevin & Tricia Meade made a donation

3 hours ago

$100

Keep up the great work. I see you are close to the goal.

Matt Canterbury made a donation

3 hours ago

$25

Congrats Leonora King. Let me know if you need any help with the kids this spring.

Dr. Amy Parker made a donation

6 hours ago

$500

So proud of Leonora and her hard work. As a Detroiter and tennis player (I plan to get back in the mix) I am happy to see the legacy live on

Tamara P Stanko made a donation

8 hours ago

$50

Gerald Holder made a donation

9 hours ago

$50

Just trying to help

Joyce Davis made a donation

1 day ago

$25

Jerry & Gloria King made a donation

1 day ago

$25

Darlene Goggans made a donation

2 days ago

$50

Timothy King made a donation

2 days ago

$25

Nancy Varner made a donation

2 days ago

$25

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