The Bryan brothers are coming!
We’re thrilled to announce that Bob and Mike Bryan, the No. 1 doubles team in the world, will be our guests at EntouRAJ for Kids on November 23, 2013 at 6 pm! The Bryan brothers will play a doubles match against Carmel-based pro Rajeev Ram and one of his partners from the ATP tour. TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT.
This year, we’re offering a variety of ways for you to enjoy the action. We’ve planned an intimate luncheon with the pros at 1 p.m. the day of the main event at Meridian Hills Country Club. Everyone who attends the luncheon is guaranteed an opportunity for autographs and photos with the Bryan brothers.
Want a chance to play with the pros? We’re offering an exclusive clinic with the Bryan brothers and Rajeev Ram for $250 per person. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot in the clinic. THE CLINIC IS SOLD OUT.
The main event also will be more exciting than ever. Not only will you get to see a fast-paced doubles match up close, you’ll hear tips from the pros, and they will answer your questions during a live question-and-answer session. We’ll have food, including pizza from The NY Slice, drinks and souvenirs for purchase, and we’ll auction off lots of autographed tennis memorabilia.
We would like to thank our sponsors for making this wonderful event possible!
EntouRAJ for Kids 2012
Thanks to your generosity and support, our third-annual EntouRAJ for Kids was our most successful event yet. We raised $14,500, an EntouRAJ record!
About 300 tennis fans from around the state came to watch Carmel’s own Rajeev Ram take on his friend and fellow tennis pro, Brian Baker. The two pros teamed up with champion Indiana juniors Ronnie Schneider and Sameer Kumar, as well as instructors from local clubs, for doubles matches, and then played a singles match against each other. The match was tight, and there were plenty of exciting points, but in the end, Brian prevailed.
The real winners, though, will be Central Indiana children and families who are dedicated to tennis, education and community service. The money raised at the event will continue to support HCCTA’s college scholarship program and our “Champion Citizens” book series, but we also plan to use it to start new programs, including the EntouRAJ for Kids college scholarship. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for updates on EntouRAJ-funded programs and for news about EntouRAJ for Kids 2013. Also, be sure to check out photos at events.jonbrewerphotography.com/Sports/EntouRAJ/EntouRAJ-2012/ and tennis.com’s coverage at www.tennis.com/lifestyle/2012/12/q-rajeev-ram-brian-baker-entouraj-charity-hit/45697/#.UNQDl3cYGSp of this year’s event.
We really appreciate your support, and we can’t wait to see you next December!
HCCTA would like to thank our EntouRAJ for Kids sponsors and individuals who donated $250 or more:
- The Glick Family Foundation (http://genebglick.com/philanthropy/the-eugene-marilyn-glick-family-foundation/)
- Central Indiana Community Foundation (www.cicf.org/)
- Dow AgroSciences (www.dowagro.com/)
- Athletic DNA (www.athleticdna.com/)
- St. Vincent Sports Performance (www.stvincent.org/sportsperformance/)
- USTA Midwest (www.midwest.usta.com/)
- Central Indiana Tennis Association (www.centralindiana.usta.com/)
- Ron Mencias
- Jamey and Tiffany Squires
- Tim Shrout
- Todd Arnold
HCCTA also would like to thank the following individuals and businesses who generously gave products and services to make the event possible:
- Five Seasons (http://fiveseasonsindi.reachlocal.com/?scid=891373&kw=6093322)
- Carmel Dads’ Club (www.carmeldadsclub.org/index.php)
- Jon Brewer Photography (www.jonbrewerphotography.com/)
- Sparkling Image (www.cleancarfeeling.com/)
- Bob Block Fitness (www.bobblockfitness.com/)
- Kathy Risacher and the Indianapolis Tennis Championships
- Carmel Racquet Club (www.carmelracquetclub.com/)
- The Hawthorns (www.hawthornscountryclub.com/Club/Scripts/Home/home.asp>
- Indianapolis Colts
- Indiana Pacers
- Indiana Fever
- Vera Bradley (www.verabradley.com/)
- Dr. Jerrold Goldsmith (http://drjgoldsmith.com/)
- BJ Sullivan and Indiana Balloon Rides/SkyHigh Aerial Promotions (www.indianapolisballoonflights.com/blog/about-indy-balloon-flights/)