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Friendly Competition Helps Feed Hungry This Thanksgiving

Sometimes, competition really can be friendly.

That was the case in South Florida recently, when Boys Town South Florida was the beneficiary for a tennis event that doubled as a fundraiser. On Saturday, November 15, local community members of all ages joined together for an afternoon of games and entertainment at the Pro World Tennis Academy.

Many Boys Town families were present, as were some tennis pros, including the current world record holder for fastest serve. Fortunately for guests, however, the playing was all for fun, as kids and adults alike enjoyed complimentary classes offered by ChaCha Tennis as well as music, drinks, and a silent auction.

Amy Simpson, Executive Director of Boys Town South Florida, says Boys Town was grateful to be involved with the event, which was put on with the help of multiple organizations. “It was a wonderful event. We want to thank the team at Compete 2 Give, as well as Cha Cha Tennis, Fit Food Fun, and Pro World Tennis Academy for putting it on. The money will go to good use.”

And what better way to spend the proceeds than to help feed the hungry? Boys Town used all money raised to support the 24th Annual Thanksgiving Basket Brigade, a Boys Town tradition of fighting poverty and hunger over the holidays. With the help of volunteers and community members, the Boys Town South Florida team was able to ensure that those who needed it most had all the ingredients for a full thanksgiving meal.

Again, Boys Town wishes to express its gratitude and holiday cheer to all those involved with the event. Thanks to their help, the tradition of feeding the hungry for the holidays was a success once again, and the Boys Town mission is alive and well in South Florida.