CUMMING, GA – Jesse’s House, an emergency shelter for northern Georgia teenage girls experiencing abuse and neglect, has announced that its annual fundraiser – a tennis tournament – will take place next month.
The 3rd annual round robin tennis tournament will be held November 12-13 in the tennis communities of Windermere and Fieldstone in Forsyth County.
According to representatives from Jesse’s House, the tournament is an opportunity for Atlanta-area tennis players to come together to enjoy the sport they love, while helping to raise funds for the charity. The tournament is also expected to lead to increased awareness at Jesse’s house.
In fact, in previous years, the tennis tournament has led to monthly donations, volunteer mentors and community support for the charity, organizers said. Corporate sponsors Crabapple Market and United Parcel Service (UPS) also help fund the tournament and the charity.
“The support we receive from our corporate and community donors throughout the year is incredible, and without exaggeration we could not continue to operate without it,” said Elizabeth Johnson, Executive Director of Jesse’s House. “The tennis tournament is our only annual fundraising event, so we rely heavily on it to help us raise the funds needed to cover the operating costs for the year.”
Jesse’s House, originally known as the Forsyth County Youth Shelter, provides shelter and services for girls ages 7 to 21, who have been removed from abusive environments.
The home provides each resident with their own room, food and clothing, as well as medical and dental care and psychological support. Additionally, all residents receive academic support and life skills training to help them prepare for their years beyond Jesse’s home.
Organizers of the tournament fundraiser said they are looking for additional tennis players, business partners and silent auction donations for the event. Those interested can contact tournament host Micaela Brady at [email protected] or (404) 545-6670.
More details on Jesse’s House or the 3rd annual round robin tennis tournament are available online or by contacting Johnson at [email protected] or 678-947-6217.