MaliVai Washington Youth Foundation


Annual Champions for Children Gala


Our Champions for Children Gala recognizes our student athletes for all of their hard work and success on and off the tennis court.

The 23rd Annual Merrill Lynch/Bank of America Champions for Children Gala will be held on October 17th, 2019 at the Florida Blue Conference Center. This year’s Gala will welcome more than 500 business professionals, community leaders, and valued partners. This special event will include dinner, both a live and silent auction, inspiring words from our founder, MaliVai Washington and the students and alumni impacted by our programs.

The Gala is our most important fundraising event of the year, providing a sizable percentage of the organization’s annual operating budget, critical funding we rely upon in executing our mission of developing champions in classrooms, on tennis courts and throughout communities. And as we expand our services to teens with the opening of the the new Teen Center in spring of 2020, our sponsors will join us in investing in students for generations to come.

When: Thursday, October 17th (Tennis Pro-Am, October 18th)

Where: Florida Blue Conference Center (same as before) & San Jose Country Club (Pro-Am)