Save The Date: Walkway Ribbon Cutting Friday, Jan. 18
Make plans to be at The Fort on Friday, Jan. 18, as everyone is invited to celebrate the grand opening of the new walkway between the front and back bubbles with a ribbon cutting at 12:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. To learn more, click here.
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.