The Westchase Charitable Foundation is hosting the Westchase Open to benefit the foundation. The foundation, founded and led by Westchase residents, supports families who have either children or parents battling a serious illness or assisting people in the community who are faced with a family tragedy.
The tournament will kick off Thursday, January 4th at 7:00 PM with an evening gala where tournament participants and charity supporters will enjoy an open-level doubles tennis exhibition match, hors-d’oeuvre, wine tasting, and a silent auction. The tournament will feature singles, doubles, and mixed competition for all age and skill levels.
Tournament organizers have been overwhelmed with the outpouring of support from Westchase residents. “Westchase is a tennis community”, said Heidi Pogue, a Westchase resident, and doubles tennis player. “We are very excited about the event and are thrilled to be using our sport to benefit the WCF”. Sean O’Donnell, President of the WCF, was also enthusiastic about the upcoming event. “Hosting an event that brings together a community to benefit one of its own is what we are all about. We are very excited about the upcoming tournament and appreciate the WCA for allowing us to utilize their courts.”
Private Label Skin, a provider of manufacturing and fulfillment services, and Laser Locators, a distributor of new and used ophthalmic equipment, are the initial corporate sponsors for this event. Event organizers are actively seeking additional corporate sponsors and are hopeful that corporate sponsors, individual donors, and tennis participants will help the foundation reach its fundraising goal of ten thousand dollars.
For additional information regarding the event, or if you would like to become a corporate sponsor or donor, please contact us.