Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Atlanta Youth Tennis & Education Foundation (AYTEF) has announced details on its Serving Winners Gala and Pro-Am Tournament, taking place Friday, November 8 and Saturday, November 9, 2013 at Life Time Athletic at Peachtree Corners in Norcross, Georgia. The gala, which is entering its third year, is expanding to include a pro-am tennis tournament featuring an impressive mix of tennis pros and amateurs, local celebrities, and corporate sponsors. As a part of the pro-am festivities, there will also be a kids clinic, showcasing many of the much-needed contributions AYTEF brings to youth in the community. The pro-am tournament and kids clinic takes place Saturday, November 9 from 9 to 12 p.m.
"After 10 years, it is exciting to see the community and our supporters come together to raise funds for such a worthy foundation," says AYTEF Director of Fundraising, Kristina Felton. "Our guests can expect a wonderful weekend of celebrating and tennis at our host facility, Life Time Athletic at Peachtree Corners."
Hosted by WSB-TV Channel 2 anchor John Bachman, the Serving Winners Gala takes place Friday, November 8 from 7 to 10 p.m. and includes dinner, a live and silent auction, entertainment, and an awards program. Former Atlanta Brave, Brian Jordan, and The Weather Channel host Paul Goodloe will help present awards to Serving Winners honorees: The Boys & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta and Special Pops Tennis Board Member Paula Sumple. The People's Choice Award, which honors a special female community leader, teaching professional, team captain or volunteer, will be announced live during the gala. Nominations are being accepted until Monday, October 7, 2013 with online voting taking place October 10 through 27 at www.servingwinners.org.
"I have been following the Atlanta Youth Tennis Education Foundation and the work they have been doing for the youth in metro Atlanta for some time now," says John Bachman, WSB-TV News anchor and reporter. "I am honored to have been chosen to be the host for their annual fundraiser."
Tickets are on sale now for $60 and are available online at www.servingwinners.org Gold and Platinum patron tickets are available at $250 and $500 respectively. Table packages are available starting at $800 for 10 guests. Ticket availability is limited. Serving Winner Gala tickets support the Atlanta Youth Tennis & Education Foundation (501c3).
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WHAT: 2013 Serving Winners Gala and Pro-Am
WHEN: Friday, November 8, 2013
7 p.m. - Gala with music, silent auction, dinner and drinks.
8:30 p.m. - Serving Winners awards show and live auction.
Saturday, November 9, 2013
8:30 - 11 a.m. - Breakfast and Pro-Am Tournament
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Kids Clinic
WHERE: Life Time Athletic at Peachtree Corners
6350 Courtside Drive
Norcross, Georgia 30092
ATLANTA YOUTH TENNIS AND EDUCATION FOUNDATION
The Atlanta Youth Tennis & Education Foundation (AYTEF) is the 501c3 organization under USTA Atlanta. AYTEF provides afterschool and summertime programs that focus on three key elements of tennis instruction, a health and wellness program and Academic Creative Engagement (ACE) curriculum. Formed in 2003, in the past three years alone, AYTEF has reached more than 3, 500 youth ranging in ages five to 18 at 25 sites around metro Atlanta. For more information, visit www.servingwinners.org. Stay connected on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ServingWinners and on Twitter at @ServingWinners.