August 8th, 2016
Indian Harbour Beach USTA Pro Circuit Event Raises Autism Funding, Awareness
The annual Revolution Technologies Pro Tennis Classic, a USTA Pro Circuit event and the largest women’s tennis event in Central Florida, announced that it raised more than $36,000 in May during its event at Kiwi Tennis Club in Indian Harbour Beach, Fla. The funds benefit two local non-profit organizations serving children and families in Brevard and beyond — The Parker Foundation for Autism and Child Development, and The Scott Center for Autism Treatment at Florida Institute of Technology.
Executive teams from Revolution Technologies, Kiwi Tennis Club, Courtside Celebration Committee members, as well as representatives from both benefactor organizations gathered at Kiwi Tennis Club on July 28 for a check presentation ceremony.
The funds will serve to further the two organizations’ missions and efforts in positively impacting children and families affected by Autism in the community.
The 11th Annual Revolution Technologies Pro Tennis Classic awarded $75,000 in prize money to all winners this year including singles champion Jennifer Brady and doubles winners Alexandra Panova and Julie Glushko. Runner-up Taylor Townsend’s overall point total won her a main draw wild card into the French Open via the 2016 USTA French Open Wild Card Challenge competition for Americna players.
At tournament’s end, COO and President Kent Smith of the Melbourne-based title sponsor Revolution Technologies shared news of the USTA commitment to increase prize money to $125,000 in 2017.
The Parker Foundation for Autism and Child Development funds sports, arts and educational programming to bridge the gap between children with Autism and related disabilities, their families and our community. The Scott Center for Autism Treatment provides children, youth and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) a full-range of evaluation and services, from diagnosis to intensive treatment.
Since 1979, 17 USTA Pro Circuit alums (including five Americans) have achieved the No. 1 world singles rankings. Maria Sharapova, Andy Roddick, Lindsay Davenport, Pete Sampras, Justine Henin, Jim Courier and Andre Agassi are just a few of the game’s stars who began their careers on the USTA Pro Circuit.
For more tournament info go to www.kiwitennisclub.com/event/revolution-technologies-pro-tennis-classic-3.