Has your game been breaking down? Got some rough edges? Need some smoothing out? Or maybe the
fundamentals are crumbling a bit? SO ARE THE TENNIS COURTS!!!
Read on for what you can do to help us give our most-used free, public courts
We are very fortunate that hundreds of tennis-loving adults, kids, and high school players enjoy our facility at no cost.
Our local tennis community raised $46,000 for tournament-quality lighting in 2000-2001. We want to help protect that
investment by raising $25,000 to level, fill cracks, resurface and repaint the courts. We'd also like to work on drainage problems around the court
and build a curb between the courts and parking lot to reduce grit that wears the surface down.
ATC Board of Directors voted to commit $2200 in seed money from our general fund and Junior Team Tennis reserves
to kick off this project. Thanks to generous contributions from individuals and the cities of Ione and Jackson,
we've raised over $21,000 and we're very near our goal! Good news is that we have already exceeded our early goal of $20,000 and
reaching $25,000 is very much in sight. Rosalie is still scheduling presentations to groups and donations have continued to come in.
Anyone who has been considering this, please don't hold back. If for some reason we end up with "extra" it will be put in a special fund for court
improvement, maintenance and/or repair.
Our project team has narrowed the contractor bids to 3, and are getting more information to allow them to make a recommendation to
the board in the next month. We hope to award a contract and begin construction shortly after the high school tennis season ends.
YOU CAN STILL HELP:
Donations can be made to:
- Join the club and pay your annual membership dues
- Designate a donation – any/all amounts will help, and your donations are TAX DEDUCTIBLE (ID#04-3657325). Download our donation form
- Pledge the Argonuat High School tennis team - download a pledge form and turn wins into dollars!
- Talk to your service organizations & community circles. Download our presentation materials to
take to your meetings. Call 304.0004 or email email@example.com if you would like customizations to the presentation or support at your meeting.
- Watch for & let us know about grant opportunities – matching funds grants are always helpful
- Call us with your good ideas for fundraising – Rosalie Escamilla, Fundraising Chairperson: 304.0004
c/o Treasurer Vera Ferguson
4115 Beaver Rd.
Ione, CA 95640