The Mason Tennis Association Tennis-A-Thon fundraiser was a smashing success in raising over $7000. The money will be applied to paying off the loans to our local banks for the money borrowed to improve our tennis center.
About 80 of our tennis playing youth, ages 4 to 18, played tennis for 1 and 1/2 hours on March 29th and acquired sponsors who donated money to them for playing.
The top fundraiser for this event was Matt Banner who raised $1262. Matt does a great job each year and he is a repeat winner. 2nd place fundraiser was Bridgit Herrington raising $350, who was also one of the top three fundraisers last year. Elijah Pinter came in at 3rd place with $291. All three received a Wilson tennis backpack for their successful efforts.
The M.T.A. would like to thank our underwriters for the 2009 Tennis-A-Thon. Donating at the $500 gold level was the Mason National Bank. Donating at the $250 silver level was The Commercial Bank. First State Bank, Remax Realty, and Hemphill Insurance donated at the $100 bronze level. Without their generous help, our Tennis-A-Thon would not have been such a success.
Special thanks go to Dr Pepper Bottling and Hill Country Trophies who donated prizes for the court winners on the day of the event.
The M.T.A. would like to thank all of those tennis players and parents who worked so diligently in obtaining sponsors and all of you who were so gracious to donate to them. The support you showed was just wonderful.