The Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club is proud to announce that the 31st Annual Ladies Invitational Tournament presented by Swarovski, in support of the Doug Philpott Inner City Children’s Tennis Fund will be an amazing opportunity for the tennis playing ladies of Toronto to “Play It Forward”. This two-day tournament and gala, held January 28th and 29th, 2015 will be attended by over 200 women tennis enthusiasts and Philpott supporters. Thanks to Swarovski and Tennis Canada as the major event sponsors.
With Stephen Warboys Head Tennis Professional at the Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club as the host of the Gala themed “Play It Forward: An Elegant Evening with Mollie Moloney’”, this event will raise over $50,000 for Toronto’s priority needs children. It takes only $25 to send a child to camp for a week, so this event will give over 2,000 children a chance to try tennis and to keep busy this summer. This is huge for us, for the charity and ultimately for the children. A big thank you goes out to the tireless work of the Toronto Cricket Club staff and Philpott Ladies committee. We are so looking forward to this exciting tennis tournament and gala.
In 2015 the Philpott Children’s Fund will be providing 18 tennis camps to over 7,500 inner city children in Toronto’s priority needs neighbourhoods, offering them a fun, challenging alternative to summer inactivity. Through the generosity of donors and partners, qualified instructors help Philpott Kids learn more than tennis – they learn valuable lessons about physical fitness, leadership, cooperation, discipline and self-confidence. This year the Ladies Philpott Invitational tournament and the Play It Forward Gala will raise enough money to cover the cost of over a quarter of the campers in Philpott program.
The Philpott Board of Directors, the instructors, the volunteers and the children say thank you!