Since the passing of our founding benefactor, Fred Wells, in 2005, we’ve striven to keep his legacy alive at The Fort. His dream was to make tennis accessible to everyone in the Twin Cities community, regardless of income, race, age, gender or ability. That’s the dream that drives us. It’s the reason we keep our court rates low, and offer discounts to senior patrons. It’s why we provide need-based scholarships to Junior Program participants, and why we partner with Twin Cities schools to bring 350+ low-income students to The Fort for after-school programming through our Tennis2College program.
We’re able to sustain Fred’s dream thanks to the generous support of our community--staff and patrons, volunteers and donors, juniors and seniors. In some way, everyone in The Fort community is Fred, because it’s their support that makes our tennis and education programs for youth and adults possible.
This fall, we're asking all the Freds in our community to come together in support of Fred's dream at our 2014 ProAm Tournament & Fundraiser, the kick-off of our fall fundraising push. The proceeds we raise through our ProAm and through our Give to the Max Day campaign are critical to our programs.