Several local nonprofit organizations will be beneficiaries of the International Tennis Hall of Fame’s Aces for Rhode Island program for the second year.
Through Aces for Rhode Island, the participating nonprofits are collecting pledges for every ace served during the 2019 Hall of Fame Open. Pledges start at a minimum of 5 cents per ace.
With approximately 350 aces expected, a 5-cent pledge will bring in an approximate $17 donation and a $1 pledge could result in a $350 contribution designated to the participating charity of the donor’s choice. The Aces for Rhode Island program is underway and will run through the tournament, which will be held July 14-21.
The 10 participating nonprofits are the C. Thomas Clagett Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, Lucy’s Hearth, Newport County YMCA, Redwood Library & Athenaeum, Star Kids Scholarship Program and TeamFAME, all in Newport County; as well as Boys Town New England, Girls on the Run and Year Up Rhode Island.