Kiwi Tennis Club Donates $50K To Florida Tech’s Scott Center For Autism Treatment
By Adam Lowenstein // August 13, 2015
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE FLORIDA – The Kiwi Tennis Club has donated $50,000 to Florida Institute of Technology’s Scott Center for Autism Treatment.
The funds were raised during the 10th Annual Revolution Technologies Pro Tennis Classic held at the club May 3-10. In addition to featuring the USTA-sanctioned tournament, the event also included the Courtside Celebration Benefit, where guests enjoyed food and drink and live and silent auctions while viewing a doubles semifinal match. Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey was the evening’s master of ceremonies.
“We would like to thank the community at-large for their generous support of the Courtside Celebration,” said Kiwi Tennis Club’s Kelly Camirand.
Ticket sales and sponsorships also helped fund the Scott Center donation.
The gift will be used for scholarships and specific programs at the Scott Center, including Aces for Autism and the Social Skills Groups.
“We’re so grateful to the Kiwi Tennis Club for this fantastic, impactful donation,” said Scott Center Executive Director Michael Kelley. “The funding will go a long way to serving children and families who otherwise would not receive services.”
About The Scott Center for Autism Treatment
The Scott Center for Autism Treatment on the Florida Institute of Technology campus in Melbourne, Florida, was founded in 2009, and made possible by the generous support of Cheryl and Ed Scott, the Eckerd Family Foundation, other private donations and public funding. The Center operates within Florida Tech’s College of Psychology and Liberal Arts and administers services for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families ranging from parent education to structured behavioral therapies. The Center is also a “teaching hospital” for graduate students, with supervision by doctoral-level faculty, and offers community training to schools and other organizations. Visit www.thescottcenter.org for more information.