Karen Ford wrote -
Patrick Dennis and I are trying to qualify for the 2012 US Open Mixed Doubles Championships by playing in the US Open National Playoffs.
As we battle our way through the Playoffs we'll be raising money for USTA Serves, the national charitable organization of the United States Tennis Association. USTA Serves supports nationwide programs that prepare at-risk youth and people with disabilities for success in school and beyond, help eliminate health disparities and fight obesity. To date, USTA Serves has awarded more than $14 million, benefitting more than 225,000 individuals through tennis, education and health programs, and college scholarships. These programs work! Over 90% of the seniors in after-school programs USTA Serves funds graduate from high school and 91% of the scholarship recipients attend college for four years.
Not only will Patrick and I be playing our hearts out for a chance to compete in the US Open, we'll be supporting the great work of USTA Serves.
Please help Patrick and I raise money to support this fantastic work! It wouldn't hurt to come out and cheer us on. We'll be playing at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center starting on June 11th.
Karen and Patrick