Israel Tennis Centers Foundation Hosting Exhibitions To Combat Child Poverty Crisis

gI_149051_Jennifer February 2015 Team

In its continuing efforts to help all the children of Israel, the Israel Tennis Centers Foundation is hosting an exciting and ambitious series of fundraising events stretching coast to coast in late May and June:

Beverly Hills, CA – Sunday, May 31st, 5pm
Scarsdale, NY –Tuesday, June 2nd, 6pm
Philadelphia, PA –Wednesday, June 3rd, 6:30pm
Short Hills, NJ – Friday, June 5th, 6:30pm
Sullivan Island, SC – Sunday, June 7th, 5pm
Washington D.C.- Thursday, June 11th, 6:30pm
Toronto, Canada – Sunday, June 14th, 5pm

Under the banner “Empowering Israel’s Children… Beyond Tennis and Beyond Borders”, the ITC has arranged for a group of children and their coach representing various centers throughout Israel to visit these six communities in the US and Canada and tell their inspiring stories about life in Israel and the important role that the ITC has played in their lives.

To register, please visit our upcoming events calendar and sign up for an event near you. For more information contact Peter Wayne, Development Director, at pwayne@israeltenniscenters.org or 212-784-9201.

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Empowering Israel’s Children…Beyond Tennis and Beyond Borders

Founded in 1976, the Israel Tennis Centers (ITC) is one of the largest social service organizations for children in Israel, serving over 20,000 Israeli children every year. The ITC’s 14 centers stretch from Kiryat Shmona in the North to Beer Sheva in the South. Many of these centers are in underprivileged neighborhoods, providing disadvantaged children with a safe, structured and nurturing environment.

The ITC offers uniquely designed programs to meet the specific needs of its children:

  • Social Impact: assisting youth at risk, those with special needs such as Down Syndrome and autism and children of new immigrants from Russia and Ethiopia
  • Coexistence: bringing together Israeli Jews, Arabs, Bedouins and Druze to play and learn
  • High Performance: training Israeli children to excel as tennis players.

All of these programs are open to all children living in Israel, regardless of background, religious affiliation or economic circumstance. No child is ever turned away.