Annual Champions for Children Gala


Our Annual Gala recognizes our student athletes for all of their hard work and success on and off the tennis court.  For twenty years, the MaliVai Washington Youth Foundation has provided hope and opportunities to local underserved youth and families in the Jacksonville, Florida area. As our students strive towards goals centered around developing them into better students, citizens and athletes, we ask for your support to help keep our students focused, engaged and encouraged. We hope that you will join us for future Annual Galas to witness firsthand some of the amazing accomplishments of our brightest student-athletes.

This year’s event will be held Thursday, October 19 at the Florida Blue Conference Center with our annual tennis Pro-Am tournament taking place Friday, October 20 at San Jose Country Club.  Jim Courier will be our featured guest and the event will include a one-hour reception, live & silent auctions, dinner, and program.  Reserve your ticket or sponsorship packages today!



The 20th Annual Current/Sherman Group of Merrill Lynch Champions for Children Gala was a huge success!  The event raised approximately $250,000!  We would like to thank our dedicated volunteers, generous sponsors, hardworking staff and of course, our rising students for making this all possible!