Youth Tennis San Diego hosts “Kick Up Your Boots for The Kids” virtual gala October 4-8
Youth Tennis San Diego (YTSD) is hosting their ‘Take Your Kids Off Your Boots’ Virtual Gala from Monday, October 4 at 8:00 a.m. to Friday, October 8 at 8:00 p.m. YTSD is a non-profit organization (Tax ID # 95 -6095644) whose aim is to promote the educational, physical and social development of all young people through organized tennis and educational activities. Through its signature outreach program, the Kathy Chabot Willette After School Tennis Program (AST), YTSD brings coaches to local recreation centers and schools in underserved areas of San Diego, to provide tennis and positive mentorship. to adults during critical hours after school. Over 90% of AST participants are in need of financial assistance.
YTSD owns and operates the George E. Barnes Family Junior Tennis Center, the only public junior tennis center in San Diego, built in 1995 primarily with private funding. The Barnes host 45 junior and collegiate tournaments per year, including the Billie Jean King USTA Girls 16 & 18 National Championships and San Diego’s first-ever ATP-250 open tournament from September 25 to October 3. Children ages 5-18 play free at Barnes, which welcomes more than 10,000 visitors each year.
The annual YTSD gala is the primary source of funding for scholarships, equipment and tournament fees for children in need. Register for free at one.bidpal.net/kickupyourboots2021. Anyone can bid and YTSD will ship the items anywhere in the United States.
Some of the items to bid on include a three night stay at ‘Happy Days’, the former Copley Estate at La Casa Del Zorro, the Lacoste VIP experience at the Miami Open 2022, and a selection of exquisite wines from private collections in San Diego. and Los Angeles. The wines include a 2009 Château Smith Haut Lafitte Red Grand Cru Classé, a 2005 Château Pape Clément Graves Grand Cru Classé and a 2008-2012 Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon surge. Finally, customers can purchase a $ 50 chance to win Lululemon’s “The Mirror” and a one-year course membership (in thousands). Only 150 chances are available.
For more questions about YTSD or the Kick Off Your Kids’ Boots Virtual Gala, contact Development Director Barbara Edwards at 619-221-9000, ext. 103.