Good evening Ashley,
First we would sincerely like to extend our Gratitude for raising money to support Second Serve. It takes a lot of effort to fundraise at events like “Ace It For Kids” Pickleball Event and we wanted to let you know that all the monetary funds raised will be used towards supporting our mission. Second Serve’s mission is to foster greater access, inclusion, and diversity within the sport of tennis by giving everyone a chance to play. We do so by collecting and redistributing gently or brand new tennis equipment to kids who have a passion to play tennis but simply cannot afford to.
Currently, we are targeting Girls and Boys Tennis teams at Title 1 high schools (High schools in low income areas) all across the country. We have learned that most kids in those high schools don’t have their own equipment to support their dream to play tennis. By providing tennis rackets to these kids, it allows them to be part of a team and engage in a productive after school activity. (link to read the story of a high schooler: https://www.secondserve.org/jessica)
Besides the USA, we continue to also support kids all around the world who have a passion for tennis. Countries that we have donated equipment to in the past include Mexico, Uganda, India, Nigeria, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Haiti, Zimbabwe, Bahamas, Philippines and more.
We welcome you to follow us on Instagram @secondserveclub to see the progress of more than 200 high schoolers committed to promote the mission of Second Serve.
Thank you again to everyone for their donations. Every little bit helps as we strive to bring smiles to kids all across the world through the wonderful sport of tennis.