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.  

For twenty-one years, the MaliVai Washington Youth Foundation has provided hope and opportunities to local underserved youth and families in the Urban Core of Jacksonville, Florida.

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 at a future Annual Gala to witness firsthand some of the amazing accomplishments of our brightest student-athletes.  The 22nd Annual Champions for Children GALA will be held in October 2018. 

The 21st Annual Current/Sherman Group of Merrill Lynch Champions for Children Gala was a huge success!  The event raised approximately $320,000!  We would like to thank our dedicated volunteers, generous sponsors, hardworking staff and of course, our rising students for making this all possible!