6/15/2008

Local Kids Host Tennis Tourney - Raise $1,380


Luke Williams, Max Mikulak, Jake Williams & Andy Volkert

Fairbanks Ranch Country Club - Local Tennis Stars, Jake & Luke William, hosted a kids-only tennis tournament this Sunday to raise money for the Magic Water Project.

Luke and his big brother Jake came up with the idea as a way to help their friend Max with his battle against neuroblastoma. "They are such nice boys and just wanted to do something extra special to help Max," said an inside source.
As both boys are tennis buffs the obvious choice was to host a tournament. They spoke with their tennis pro at the Fairbanks Ranch Country Club, Andy Volkert, and were given the wave of approval to host the event at the club! Mr. Volkert played a huge part in helping the two boys set up the event. Plans were soon underway and a tournament was organized in less than three weeks. The boys took full responsibility for planning and recruiting, and enlisted their parents as well as tennis pro, Jeff Williams, as specialty consultants on some minor details.

The 1st Annual Fairbanks Ranch Country Club-Magic Water Project Tennis Tourney boasted 24 participants in three different levels of skill. Each participant played their best and took home a load of goodies and our winners took home beautiful trophies as well.

Jake and Luke raised over $1,380 on behalf of Max and the Magic Water Project.

Thank you Jake and Luke. Thank you to all the great participants. Thank you Fairbanks Ranch Country Club & Andy Volkert. Thank you parents for making a donation to a wonderful and worthy cause. Thank you Williams Family for going so far above and beyond in your support and wish to help our little boy.

3 comments:

Andy Volkert said...

What a great privilege to be part of a wonderful day.

I had the best Father's Day of my life and I got to spend it with a terrific bunch of young tennis players having fun at the courts and playing tennis for a wonderful cause.

Best of all for me was the opportunity to meet you Max and your family. Max, thank you for coming out to the tennis courts to share your time. I feel really good about you.

It was fun for me to watch you and your good friend Luke wrestling in a fun way on the grass by the courts. You have a great smile and a special sparkle in your eye. I know you are going to do really well.

I got to meet your Mom and your sister and brother. You have a great family. I didn't get a chance to meet your dad but he has the same name as me, that's kind of neat. It was fun to get to know them a little bit and I am so happy for you to have them and them to have you.

I hope you had a good time and I hope that your summer vacation brings you a lot of fun and happiness.

Andy Volkert

Anonymous said...

How cool was that! 3 awesome boys and 2 wonderful & exceptional families. Way to go, Jake & Luke! Go, Max, go! xolisa

Amy from San Diego said...

Kevin and Shelley had a great time at the Magic Water Tennis Tournament!!!

The kids all played some great tennis and they felt proud to play for Max and other cancer warriors like him.

Amy
Mom to Kevin, Shelley, and Delaney, a beautiful angel in heaven due to leukemia

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