By design, the Stout Street Foundation Tennis Social doesn’t include a traditional tennis tournament, but truly is a chance to socialize on and off the court. Attendees pair up, volley and serve with friends new and old, grab some food and just hang out. But hey, let’s be honest—there might have been a little friendly competition happening, maybe some light-hearted trash talk with a smile…and that was just during basic tennis drills and warm-ups.

Tennis drills kept everyone on their toes.

Tennis drills kept everyone on their toes.

On Saturday, Aug. 8, a spirited group of SSF supporters and tennis buffs took over Meadow Creek Tennis & Fitness Club with gusto, thanks to the generosity of owners Adam Kahn and Debra Kahn Freeman. The second annual event began with casual tennis matches and drills led by teaching pros Doug Rees and John Goodrich. Tennis was followed up by a reception with a silent auction and snacks provided by Smiling Moose Deli. Teri Smith, director of development, spoke briefly and sincerely to guests about the Stout Street mission to treat addictions, including details about the process and client success stories. After that, attendees were free to stay in the club room or venture back out onto the tennis courts for impromptu matches.

Meadow Creek co-owners Debra Kahn Freeman and Adam Kahn, with Billy Bob

Meadow Creek co-owners Debra Kahn Freeman and Adam Kahn, with Billy Bob

Stout Street Foundation’s mission is to provide the necessary services and support in a totally structured, therapeutic community environment to assist addicts and alcoholics to help themselves in rehabilitation, recovery and transition in returning to society as productive and responsible citizens.

SSF operates as a not-for-profit, self-sufficient organization without primary economic dependence on municipal, state or federal funding. Within its structured environment, the organization provides food, lodging, and specific programs and treatment for its residents. For more information on long-term residential treatment, 28-day residential treatment and out-patient assistance, please visit: www.stoutstreet.org, or call 303-321-2533.