We had another extremely successful 3rd Annual Grand Gala & Tournament raising $35,000. It’s truly remarkable what a group of tennis enthusiasts can achieve through teamwork, cooperation and in giving time and service.This year, we experimented with our GALA the evening prior to our event and it was FABULOUS. We danced the night away, played some blackjack, dined and toasted with our friends and guests. The motivating and pivotal event at the Gala was listening to our beneficiaries. We heard from a lovely and brave woman named Cherry, a survivor and former resident from the Good Shepherd Shelter. She told her heartbreaking story of the terror she lived with for many years while with her former husband and how the Good Shepherd Shelter saved her, and her children, by providing a safe haven, an opportunity to overcome and then thrive. We were all moved to tears by her story. Because of your support with our 3rd Annual Gala & Tournament, we will be issuing The Good Shepherd Shelter a check for $23,500. We will help more “Cherry’s” in our community. Thank you for making a difference.We will also be issuing a check for $6000 to Caterina’s Club, helping underprivileged children in need of food. Another $5500 will go to our TSO GIveBack (please read more below to learn how we serve others monthly).To all our members who volunteered, played in the tournament, attended our Gala, donated an item, solicited a donor and supported Tennis Serves Others, I congratulate all of you for a tremendous job. THANK YOU SO MUCH!Love All, Carol Walsh