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Tennis, golf pro-am events to benefit kids

A two-day tennis and golf pro-am event, aimed at benefiting the MaliVai Washington Kids Foundationmwkf logo(MWKF)  is set for Sept. 13 and 14. The event is MWKF’s largest annual fundraiser, with all proceeds going to support the programs and services of the organization.

The tennis pro-am tournament will be Sept. 13 at Deerwood Country Club, from 8 a.m. to noon, followed by a dinner and action at Sawgrass Marriott Golf Report at 5:45.

The golf pro-am will be Sept. 14 at Marsh Landing Country Club, with a 9 a.m. shotgun start.

The tennis pro-am includes celebrities and amateurs in a round robin format, and the golf pro-am includes a celebrity in each foursome.

The MaliVai Washington Kids Foundation (MWKF) is a local, non-profit youth development organization which operates the TnT (Tennis-n-Tutoring) afterschool program. The TnT program serves nearly 150 underserved youth in the community and provides free homework assistance, tennis lessons, and life skills classes to youth from first grade through high school, Monday- Friday. The mission of the MaliVai Washington Kids Foundation is to develop champions in classrooms, on tennis courts and throughout communities.

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