Pro Tennis Classic Raises $36,000 To Benefit Parker Foundation and Scott Center For Autism

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Classic awarded $75,000 in prize money this year

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The dinner and auction event at the Courtside Celebration on May 7th at the Kiwi Tennis Club raised over $36,000 to directly benefit two local nonprofit organizations serving children and families in Brevard and beyond- The Parker Foundation for Autism and Child Development and The Scott Center for Autism Treatment at Florida Institute of Technology.

BREVARD COUNTY • INDIAN HARBOUR BEACH, FLORIDA – The annual Revolution Technologies Pro Tennis Classic, a USTA Pro Circuit event and the largest women’s tennis event in Central Florida, is thrilled to announce the week-long tournament held at Kiwi Tennis Club May 1-8, including the dinner and auction event Courtside Celebration, raised more than $36,000.

The funds will directly benefit two local nonprofit organizations serving children and families in Brevard and beyond, including the Parker Foundation for Autism and Child Development and Scott Center for Autism Treatment at Florida Institute of Technology.

Executive teams from Revolution Technologies, Kiwi Tennis Club, Courtside Celebration Committee members as well as representatives from both benefactor organizations gathered at Kiwi Tennis Club last Thursday for a check presentation ceremony.

The $36,000 raised at this year’s tournament through dedicated community efforts of event planners and Courtside Celebration committee was officially presented to The Parker Foundation and The Scott Center on Thursday. The money will serve to further their mission and efforts in positively impacting children and families affected by Autism in our community.

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Proceeds will allow for growth in The Parker Foundation’s Speak Through Sports, Arts and Education programming and provide scholarships for the Social Skills program at The Scott Center.

The May 7th Courtside Celebration fundraiser was hosted by Sheriff Wayne Ivey and over 100 guests were treated to a dinner and enjoyed bidding on exciting live and silent auction items.

Proceeds will allow for growth in The Parker Foundation’s Speak Through Sports, Arts and Education programming and provide scholarships for the Social Skills program at The Scott Center.

The 11th Annual Revolution Technologies Pro Tennis Classic awarded $75,000 in prize money this year including Singles winner Jennifer Brady and Doubles winners Alexandra Panova and Julie Glushko. Runner up Taylor Townshend’s overall point total won her the Main Draw Wild Card into the French Open.

At tournament’s end, COO and President Kent Smith of the Melbourne-based title sponsor Revolution Technologies, shared exciting news of the USTA commitment to increase prize money to $125,000 in 2017, making it now the highest purse on the USTA Pro Circuit. For becoming a 2017 sponsor: Please contact the Kiwi Tennis Club at 321-773-2116.

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The Parker Foundation for Autism and Child Development funds sports, arts and educational programming to bridge the gap between children with Autism and related disabilities, their families and our community.

The Scott Center for Autism Treatment provides children, youth and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) a full-range of evaluation and services, from diagnosis to intensive treatment.

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