Athletes from around the world traveled to Los Angeles this July to participate in the 2015 Special Olympic World Games. The Southern California Tennis Association was a proud supporter of the game and contributor to the Support an Athlete Campaign. It takes $2,500 to fund one athlete’s participation to the World Games. With support from the tennis community and matching from the SCTA Foundation a total of $5,108 was raised, exceeding our goal
The funds covered the travel and housing expenses for Akina Horiguchi from Japan and Steven Azofeifa of Costa Rica. Anika is pictured below with Linda Milan, SCTA Director of Support Services.
Over $1,000 of the donations were collected through a fundraiser at Wurstkutche in Venice. The restaurant partnered with the SCTA and agreed to donate 15% of their profits from one day to the cause.
Aside from fundraising, the SCTA purchased a half page ad in the 2015 program and promoted the Games and Special Olympics Fan in the Stands program through various SCTA media channels.
The tennis portion of the Games was hosted at the LA Tennis Center on the UCLA campus. The SCTA staff and tennis fans enjoyed the privilege to watch the matches in our backyard.