TennisWorks Celebrates End of Fall Semester
The Fort celebrated the end of our fall TennisWorks season January 14-18 with participants from Andersen United Community School, Bancroft Elementary, and Folwell School - Performing Arts Magnet. Tennis, food, prizes and FUN were had by all. Read more!
Capital campaign Phase I Complete With Walkway Ribbon Cutting
We Did It! The Fort Raises $130,000 In december For Capital Campaign
Thanks to the matching grant provided by the Wells Family Fund of the Minneapolis Foundation, and all of you, The Fort raised over $130,000 for the Capital Campaign in December! We are off to a great start, and are almost one-third of the way to our overall goal of $1.7 million. To see all who donated in December, click here!
The Fort Announces $1.7 Million FORTifY OUr Future Capital Campaign
The Fort is embarking on a $1.7 million fundraising effort that will finance the required capital improvements necessary 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. Click here to learn more.
The Fort Named 2018 Project Play Champion
The Fred Wells Tennis & Education Center was one of 21 organizations nationwide and the only tennis organization named a 2018 Project Play Champion by the Aspen Institute. The Fort was also the only entity in Minnesota to earn the honor. Click here for more information.