Love to play tennis?

We know that as someone who benefits from the Tennis Programming at Champions for Life, you value the ability to play tennis year round. Did you know that CFL offers the only public, indoor tennis in Cayuga County? Can you imagine if you had to drive to Syracuse or Rochester every time you wanted to play tennis?

At Champions for Life, children and adults of all ages are welcome to learn and grow to love the game of tennis. Friendly competition through league play and instruction at lessons and clinics is offered to those who seek to have fun and exercise while enjoying the camaraderie that is unique to tennis. And we always offer scholarships to children who want to learn to play tennis but don’t have the means to do so. 

We tremendously appreciate your support through membership and attendance at our clinics and lessons. We want to make the courts at CFL the best in the area. To that end, we have applied for, and received a matching grant of $30,000 toward the rehabilitation and updating of our tennis courts. We need to raise $30,000 of our own money to meet that matching grant, and an additional $15,000 on top of that, for a total project cost of $75,000. That $75,000 will pay for the court surfaces to be resurfaced and painted ($18,500), and for a brand new, cost effective and efficient lighting system to be installed on our three courts ($54,000). The purchase and installation of new seating, nets, and score keepers ($2,500) has already been completed. The flooring and lighting are the last steps in this process. 

With fundraisers last spring, and donations from several generous sources, we have raised $17,365. That puts us $12,645 away from the match, and a total of $27,645 away from the grand total needed. We are writing today to ask that you make a contribution to the tennis fund, so that we are able to create, for you, the premier indoor tennis facilities in CNY. Every donor will receive recognition on the wall outside the courts, in a permanent installation. Everyone in the future who plays tennis at CFL will know the commitment you made to your club. Your contribution will be tax deductible to the extent allowed by law, and donation levels are listed below. If every tennis enthusiast or club member contributes, we will meet our goal. 

Want to help? You can do so by clicking on one of the boxes below and donating online, at the level you feel comfortable with, or you can write a check to Champions for Life and drop it off or mail it in. We'll even take a credit card donation over the phone or in person. Please note that this is a tennis specific donation, and every dollar of your donation will be directed toward this project. 


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