40th Anniversary Winter Exhibitions

It was 1976… the U.S. Bicentennial… a hugely momentous occasion here in the United States!  In Israel, 1976 was also the year of another extraordinary event… the launch of what has become the largest social service organization for children in Israel…The Israel Tennis Centers! On April 25, 1976, the first ITC center opened its doors to the children of Israel in Ramat Hasharon. Forty years later, the ITC has positively impacted over a half million Israeli children with programs designed to help them reach their full potential in life!

In recognition of this enormous accomplishment, the Israel Tennis Centers Foundation is planning a yearlong celebration in both Israel and the Diaspora calling attention to what the ITC continues to accomplish for the 20,000+ children and their families who utilize the centers each year. The activities will be fully covered on our website, including a unique look at a group of ITC alums whose experiences and teachings at the centers as children helped them become accomplished and successful adults. The first of these stories can be viewed in a special section entitled “Great Achievers”.

The celebration will culminate with the ITC’s 40th Anniversary Journey to Berlin and Israel from November 1st to 13th.

It all starts with an ambitious series of exhibitions in February and March throughout Florida:

Polo Club, February 21, 3:30 pm                                Addison Reserve, March 2, 5 pm

BallenIsles Reception, February 22, 5 pm                 Palm Beach, March 3, 4 pm

Boca Raton Resort, February 23, 5 pm                      St. Andrews, March 5, 4:30 pm

Boca West, February 24, 6 pm                                     Palm Beach, March 6, 11:30 am

Coconut Grove, February 28, 3 pm                             Longboat Key, March 8, 4 pm

Palm Aire, February 29, 11:30 am                               Tampa Bay, March 9, 6:30 pm

Woodfield, February 29, 6 pm                                      BallenIsles, March 10, 4pm

Frenchman’s Creek, March 1, 5 pm

A diverse team of Israeli players and coaches representing various Israel Tennis Centers will be flying to the U.S. to share their personal stories about what the ITC has meant to them, their families and the communities in which they live. The Israeli players include Daniella, a 12 year old Ukrainian immigrant who came to Israel last year with her father to escape persecution. Joining Daniella will be a 10 year old Arab Israeli boy from Jerusalem whose life is an inspiration to everyone he meets. Also marking this very special exhibition series will be an appearance in several cities by legendary Israel Davis Cup team member and former Grand Slam winner Andy Ram. He and the rest of the ITC team will make these events truly unforgettable!

In the spirit of the 40th Anniversary goal of “Carrying the Torch Forward from Generation to Generation”, please share this email with your family and friends, inviting them to attend any of the events we have scheduled. For more information, contact ITC Vice President of Development Yoni Yair at 954-480-6333, extension 223 or [email protected].

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