By Jill Fox
Lori Alhadeff’s tennis group wished to do one thing to get entangled and assist her deal with the tragic lack of her daughter, Alyssa, who was murdered by a gunman at Marjory Stoneman Douglas Excessive College on February 14, 2018.
Collectively, they created the Make Our Faculties Protected Tennis Spherical Robin and Procuring Boutique, now holding their third occasion.
Usually held in Could, the occasion contains tennis matches, buying, raffles, and extra. Every year, it has raised over $30,000 for the group based by Lori and Ilan Alhadeff, whose purpose this 12 months is $50,000.
Regardless of COVID, Lori is feeling optimistic about this 12 months. “Tennis is without doubt one of the lowest threat sorts of actions,” she mentioned. “There will likely be 4 gamers to every courtroom, hand sanitizer at every one, and temperature checks on the door.”
The group has altered the occasion to incorporate boxed lunches and digital raffles. The boutique will likely be held exterior, and anybody who enters the tennis heart should put on a masks.
“All the things will likely be cashless and obtainable in your telephone, and the raffle objects will likely be there to see,” mentioned Lori.
The round-robin will happen on Friday, December 4, the place tennis groups from Heron Bay, Parkland Golf & Nation Membership, and the Coral Springs Tennis Middle will compete throughout two-morning periods. The 9 a.m. session is full, however there are nonetheless openings at 11 a.m. and for the youth event, which takes place from 6 to 9 p.m., and contains dinner and leisure.
Attendees may also have an opportunity to see the bench dedication by a tree planted to honor the 17 victims of the MSD capturing.
Funds raised this 12 months will proceed to deal with faculty security initiatives, resembling Alyssa’s Regulation, which requires putting in silent panic alarms in colleges.
“Proper now, our main purpose is to get Alyssa’s Regulation handed federally, mentioned Lori. “We wish the panic buttons to be required as a normal measure of security in each faculty throughout the nation.”
Go to Make Our Faculties Protected Annual Tennis Spherical Robin for ticket gross sales and data. Non-participants also can buy tickets for $40 to attend the matches, store, enter raffles, and have lunch.
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- Jill Fox is an Emmy Award-winning author and producer. She has labored on the general public relations facet in addition to the tv facet of selling for NBC Common. A real Floridian, Fox grew up in Ormond Seashore and earned her Bachelor’s Diploma in Economics and Promoting from the College of Miami. Throughout faculty, Fox loved working at Walt Disney World. She loves residing in Parkland together with her husband, Brian and their two kids, Madden, 10 and Randi, 7.