Join the Mission for a fun and competitive day of tennis on Saturday, September 9 at the Northeast Harbor Tennis Club. The EdGE Open Tennis Tournament supports the Mission’s signature education program in seven Washington County schools. In its 19th year, the tournament will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and features men’s and women’s doubles playing at advanced and intermediate levels.
“I’ve been fortunate to be part of this Tournament as both a player and volunteer director for more than a decade,” says Jaime Weir, general manager of John Williams Boat Company and Mission board member. “Each event brings the tennis community together for a great day, all to benefit the kids of the EdGE program.”
The EdGE program offers collaborative and innovative afterschool, summer, in-school, and leadership activities to children. EdGE provides students opportunities to expand their knowledge and experiences through academic and social support, and peer mentoring. Students challenge themselves, engage with their communities, explore the outdoors, and gain social and leadership skills to build personal, career, and post-secondary education aspirations. Last year, EdGE offered more than 2,000 hours of afterschool, summer, and leadership programming at partner schools in rural Washington County. In this region, one in four children being raised below the poverty line as families face socio-economic challenges.
Registration for a team of eight is $1,400 and single player registration is $50. An organization, business, or person can also sponsor a team and the committee will assign single player participants. Interested players can contact Development Operations Associate David Snyder at [email protected] or (207) 801-6010.