Kids 4 Kids Carnival
Our Kids 4 Kids Carnival is held each May and has become a favorite among our youth! All proceeds from this event benefit the programs and activities of MWYF. This four-hour event is filled with lots of fun activities, games and prizes for youth of all ages. Activities include: tennis clinics, prizes, celebrities, mascots, clowns, bounce houses, inflatable slides, face painting, arts & crafts and a DJ!
Thanksgiving Baskets Program
The Thanksgiving Baskets Program is held each November to assist the families of the TnT program. Friends and supporters of MWYF as well as corporate sponsors champion the local community to help collect canned goods and packaged items during the months of October & November. Volunteers then help bag and deliver the food to our families’ homes the morning before Thanksgiving!
Holiday Angels Program
The Holiday Angels Program is all about spreading holiday cheer! Generous sponsors and supporters serve as “Angels” to youth in the TnT program by providing holiday gifts during the month of December.
Each year during our month-long Servathon celebration (MLK Day to President’s Day), the youth in MWYF perform various community service projects as a thank you to the community. Servathon is a return of service on behalf of the many donors and volunteers who serve us each year. Past projects include cleaning up the park and neighborhood, making Valentine’s Day cards for the elderly, reading to day care students, conducting tennis clinics for disabled youth, volunteering at local homeless shelters and donating funds to local children’s hospitals and health awareness organizations.
Scholarship Awards Ceremony
Each May, MWYF holds a scholarship awards ceremony to present many of our students with scholarships for secondary education once they graduate from high school. Scholarships are awarded for academic excellence and extra effort off the court. Youth can begin to earn scholarships as early as 5th grade! Annual scholarships include: The George M. Soper Student Athlete Player of the Year Award, The Rick Murray “Don’t Quit” Award, Extra Effort Scholarships, Take Stock in Children Scholarships, Charlie Rice “Fire Up” Award and Zoe Gaudet Scholarship.
Champions for Children Gala and Tennis Pro-Am
The Gala is held each fall and serves as MWYF’s largest fundraising event. This two-day event is comprised of a Gala & Dinner honoring MWYF’s most successful youth and features live and silent auctions, as well as a Tennis Pro-Am.