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Wells Family Fund of the Minneapolis Foundation Gives $50,000 Matching Grant For Capital Campaign

The Fred Wells Tennis & Education Center has been gifted a $50,000 matching grant by the Wells Family Fund of the Minneapolis Foundation. For each donation to the FORTify Our Future capital campaign in December, the Wells Family Fund of the Minneapolis Foundation will match that donation dollar-for-dollar up to $50,000.

“We are so grateful for the continued support of the Wells family to The Fort,” Esther Tsai, Fred Wells Tennis & Education Center Executive Director, said. “Over the years, the Wells family has given millions of dollars to the facility so that we can keep Fred’s dream alive. This is just another example of their tremendous commitment to what we are doing and to help ensure the future of The Fort.”

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The FORTify Our Future Campaign is financing the required capital improvements necessary for the Fred Wells Tennis & Education Center to renew its lease with the City of Minneapolis, including replacing its two tennis domes, resurfacing and adding a ninth court, installing air conditioning and new lighting in both domes, expanding the parking facilities and constructing a new walkway between the front and back domes. These improvements will “FORTify Our Future” for years to come and support The Fort’s ever-growing TennisWorks program – its youth tennis & life skills continuum for under-resourced students in grades 3-12 in the Twin Cities.

 For more information about the Fred Wells Tennis & Education Center’s FORTify Our Future Capital Campaign, including renderings of the front dome, or to make a donation, please visit www.fwtec.org/capital-campaign.