Kids 4 Kids Carnival
The Verizon Wireless Kids 4 Kids Carnival is held each spring, and has become a community favorite! All proceeds benefit the programs and activities of MWKF. This four-hour event is filled with lots of fun activities, games and prizes for youths of all ages. Activities include: tennis clinics and games, prizes & goodie bags, celebrities and mascots, clowns, bounce house and inflatables, face painting, arts and crafts and a deejay!
Thanksgiving Baskets Program
Annual program held each November to assist the families of the TnT program. Friends and supporters of MWKF as well as corporate sponsors, donate food items to the more than 100 families in MWKF.
Holiday Angels Program
Annual program held each December to benefit the youth and families in the TnT program. Generous sponsors, serve as “Angels” to youth in the TnT program by providing holiday gifts.
Each year during our month-long Servathon event, the youth in MWKF 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, making get-well cards for the guests of Ronald McDonald House and disabled veterans.
Scholarship Awards Ceremony
Each May, MWKF holds a scholarship awards ceremony to present many of our young people scholarships for secondary education once they graduate from high school. Scholarships are awarded for academic excellence and improvement on and off the court. Youth can begin to earn scholarships as early as 4th grade. Annual scholarships include: The George M. Soper 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. In addition, the President’s Award is awarded only by the discretion of Founder, MaliVai Washington to a young person who has shown exceptional dedication to their studies, their tennis and MWKF. To be eligible for the President’s Award, the candidate must be in high school and have previously won the Player of the Year Award and been a member of MWKF’s programs for at least five years.
Celebrity Golf & Tennis Gala
The Gala is held each September and serves as MWKF's largest fundraising event. This two-day event is comprised of a Celebrity Gala & Dinner honoring MWKF’s most successful youth and features live and silent auctions, a Tennis Pro-Am and Golf Pro-Am.
If you are interested in volunteering or participating in any of the above events/programs, please check the calendar section or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (904) 359-KIDS (5437).