Every August youngsters and oldsters gather at Gates Tennis Center in Cherry Creek to support tennis programs for Colorado’s youth.
As part of the Colorado Youth Tennis Foundation’s 20th annual Punk Relic Charity Doubles Tournament held Sunday, August 18, at Gates, the Punks (ages 18 and under) and Relics (ages 19 and over) teamed up for a fun-filled day of tennis and friendly competition. At this fun event, adult/junior combined teams of similar ability levels compete against one another throughout the day.
This is the 20th annual Punk Relic event.
This year’s sponsors included: The law offices of Senn Visciano Canges (SVC); KIND; MidFirst Bank; Sprouts Farmers Market; and Subaru.
Through the lifetime sport of tennis, the Colorado Youth Tennis Foundation, a 501(c)3 fundraising arm of USTA Colorado, promotes the physical, emotional and social development of youth to aspire to become active, productive and responsible citizens.
Since its founding in 1961, CYTF has provided player scholarships and program grants to kids and organizations statewide. According to the foundation: “Tennis is much more than a healthy sport. It teaches important life skills like self-confidence, sportsmanship and teamwork. The CYTF is committed to providing tennis as a means to instill these attributes in Colorado’s children regardless of economic, social or ethnic background.
Organizers urge all tennis aficionados to attend next year’s 20th Annual Colorado Tennis Hall of Fame Gala and Annual Awards Celebration. Each year more than 500 attendees recognize the new inductees to the Colorado Tennis Hall of Fame and to celebrate the accomplishments of the previous year’s USTA Colorado Annual Award winners.
As a “lifetime sport” tennis helps build self-reliance and confidence that often translates into other aspects of life. Support of CYTF programs provides greater access to tennis and the important life skills learned from playing the game. For more information on this event and how to support the CYTF email Lisa Schaefer at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their web site at www.cytf.net