As published by Mary Capra:
To honor the memory of our dear friend, Susan, this Saturday, November 17th, a tennis camp for Viequense youth, boys and girls, ages 10-16, will take place at the Inn on the Blue Horizon, the success of which will provide the impetus to develop an on-going tennis program.
For the inaugural session, we will give the kids tee-shirts with a logo designed by Susan for a competition for the Vieques Tennis Club. (Please see attached flyer). Her entry simply had the initials VTC so they’ll stand for Vieques Tennis Camp. How cool that we’re able to use artwork drawn by her hand?
Some players from Chebeague as well as non-playing Vieques friends want to be included so this won’t be an official Vieques Tennis Club event although they will manage the funds and Ric Gifford, co-chair of the Club, is designing the camp program and coordinating volunteers.
We will provide equipment, instructors, transportation, snacks and lunch. The Hacienda Tamarindo, Duffy’s, Weddings in Vieques and the Inn on the Blue Horizon are making valuable donations to the event and Vieques Events will be on site to photograph the fun.
As an amazing coincidence, the high school’s physical education program is in the midst of a tennis section – without the benefit of play! How fitting a tribute; Susan would say it’s a no-brainer.
Ever since they came to Vieques, Susan and John supported every program developed to enhance the lives of Viequense kids and give them opportunities. This past summer Susan and I kicked around the idea of a tennis camp.
To underscore the event’s purpose, the great photo that accompanied Susan’s obituary notice has been blown up and mounted for the kids to see and her very good friend Mark Martin will translate words outlining Susan’s belief that with hard work anything is possible. The kids will also be informed of Susan’s infectious generosity of spirit and her tremendous love of the game.
Please consider a monetary or in-kind gift to support an ongoing tennis program for Viequense youth. We appreciate any assistance you are able to give to this worthy cause.
Heartfelt thanks to the island businesses that so readily pitched in to help and to all the Vieques Tennis Club volunteers whose encouragement will never be forgotten by the kids.
Ric Gifford, Mark Martin, Mary Capra
Vieques Tennis Camp 2012
Sat, Nov 17th – 9 am to 12 noon
Court Time generously donated by the Inn on the Blue Horizon
Presented by the friends of Susan Wilson
in coordination with Vieques Tennis Club & Escuela Superior German Rieckehoff
Sponsored by Duffy’s, Hacienda Tamarindo & Weddings in Vieques
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO MAKE A DONATION PLEASE CALL 787-741-0462