Tennis Tournament Boosts Scott Center For Autism
By Space Coast Daily // August 4, 2012
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The Florida Beer Company Pro Tennis Tournament generated $35,000 for the Scott Center for Autism Treatment at Florida Tech.
The event was held recently at the Kiwi Tennis Club in Indian Harbour Beach.
The fundraiser supports the Aces for Autism program started by Florida Tech head tennis coach Bill Macom.
“Aces” offsets the cost of the classes on social skills for children on the autism spectrum from ages 5 to 14.
Sponsors included the hosting Kiwi Tennis Club, title sponsor Florida Beer Company, presenting sponsor Revolution Technologies, Sutton Properties, PepsiCo, Florida Tech, Florida Today, USTA and McBride Marketing. Also, Genna Jewelers donated a watch and sterling silver dog tags for the winners; IM Solutions donated the digital display and sound system; Lenny Velardi; Surf Studio; Hilton Oceanfront Melbourne; Sorensen Allied Moving and Storage; and Amelia Woodbridge.
During the 10-day tennis tournament, an Aces for Autism free tennis clinic was held for 40 families with autistic children.
For more information, call Colleen Middlebrooks, director of community relations for The Scott Center for Autism Treatment at 321-674-8106 ext. 1.