Join us for our annual Supporter Appreciation Party, our chance to celebrate you and all that you have given to PT&E. Whether you volunteered, attended a fundraiser or donate we want to appreciate you! Our event will include food, entertainment and of course tennis!
Be at the St. Johns Racquet Center (7519 N Burlington Ave, Portland) on Sunday Feb. 24th from 4-7pm to celebrate!
Call 503-756-4597 or email email@example.com to RSVP!
Look forward to seeing you there!
Congratulations Tre'shawn for winning student of the month at James John Elementary school! Tre is a kindergartner and an alumni of the PT&E preschool program.
We are proud of you Tre! Keep up the good work!
#ptande #scholarathlete #success
On Wednesday 1/23 we had what is becoming a regular occurrence: an @adidas volunteer day! Our Scholar Athletes were thrilled to have 24 volunteers from adidas join us as we worked on an “I have a dream” project, played MLK Jeopardy and of course hit the courts for some tennis!
adidas has been a fantastic supporter of PT&E and we are very thankful for all of the time given to PT&E and our Scholar Athletes.
Thanks adidas we look forward to having you back at PT&E soon!
#ptande #scholarathlete #adidas
It has become a yearly tradition for the generous members of the West Hills Racquet and Fitness Club (WHRFC) to choose a Scholar Athlete to buy a Christmas book for. On Tuesday 1/15 members of the WHRFC came to deliver these wonderful gifts! Our Scholar Athletes were thrilled to get copies of some of their favorite books or ones they have been excited to read.
Thank you to all of the members of the WHRFC who participated in what has become a wonderful yearly tradition! We greatly appreciate your support and our students love their new books!
#books #read #ptande #scholarathlete
This past Sunday 12 members of the PT&E family took a trip to the Mazamas Mountaineering Center to learn how to rock climb! Our Scholar Athletes learned proper rock climbing technique and got a chance to climb with the help of 7 wonderful Mazamas volunteers.
A huge thank you to @mazamaspdx for making this day possible! We are excited to partner with you more in the future. Here are a few photos from the event.
“What you are doing is making a huge difference in the kids' lives, and I hope you realize that. These kids may not realize it initially, but they will realize the opportunities that they have been given [at PT&E] and how much that makes a difference in the path of their lives.” - James Blake, Chairperson of USTA Foundation Board
He believes in us, and we hope you do too! Click below to learn more about one of our Scholar Athlete's success story, and help us reach our goal of $20,000 before the new year! We're already more than half-way there!
Looking for the perfect gift for the tennis player in your life?? Stop by the SJRC today and pick up one of our brand new, PT&E scholar athlete designed, t-shirts!
All proceeds from the shirts go directly towards supporting our scholar athletes. Rep the SJRC wherever you go!
#tshirts #ptande #scholarathletes #christmas #giftsforfriends
It was an extra special last day of program for 2018! This past Thursday our beloved Coach Danice returned to PT&E and our Scholar Athletes were thrilled to see her and hear her stories of hanging out with koalas, swimming in the Great Barrier Reef and exploring Australia.
The fun reunion with Coach Danice was then followed by our annual Family Gingerbread House Competition. Each family or a team of families had 20 minutes to construct the most impressive gingerbread house, or in some cases gingerbread villages, to impress our esteemed judges and win!
It was the perfect way to end another wonderful year of program at PT&E. A huge thank you to Coach Danice it was great to have you back!
#ptande #scholarathlete #gingerbread #fun
There is still time to sign up for Winter Break Tennis Camps at the St. Johns Racquet Center! Spots are still available but filling up quickly. Learn more at http://www.ptande.org/winterbreaktennis
#tennis #pdx #ptande #stayfit
We are so excited to announce that Gerardo, a member of our High School academy, is heading to Dominican Republic this summer! With the help of @amigos_americas he will be able to support a different community by creating a sports league where he believes can bring people closer together!
Amigos is a non-profit organization that believes that youth can become a life-long agents of social change. The idea behind it all is that Amigos gives the youth a chance to do something for the greater good, while maximizing their service hours and connecting with a different culture.
Gerardo has been in PT&E for almost 9 years now. He says PT&E has taught him many things , but the three things that have helped him out the most are: leadership opportunities, practicing good sportsmanship and life skills.
Now that Gerardo is older he wants to give back to his PT&E family. He is giving back by mentoring the kids on his free time in the classrooms, learning the fields of marketing as an intern and supporting players in the tennis courts.
He kindly asks that you’ll support him on his journey by donating at his CauseVox site :
#amigos #bethechange #service #ptande #scholarathlete
Christmas came early to the Scholar Athletes at PT&E yesterday when 16 employees from Nike visited our after school program! The employees from Nike had the chance to experience a typical day at program as they helped with homework and played tennis with our Scholar Athletes.
On top of that our friends from Nike brought special books (or in some cases a few books) for every single one of our Scholar Athletes. Each Scholar Athlete submitted their reading interests and employees at Nike had the chance to pick a Scholar Athlete so the books they received were just what they love to read.
A huge thank you to the Nike employees who came and spent time with our Scholar Athletes! We are also very grateful to those who could not come to program but still donated these meaningful books.
It was another great day at PT&E!
#nike #justdoit #giving #ptande #scholarathletes #books
Join us during winter break for our annual Winter Break Tennis Camps! These camps are open to the public and a great way to stay active during the holidays!
Learn more at http://www.ptande.org/winterbreaktennis
We hope to see you there!
Our Scholar Athletes had the privilege of meeting the US Tennis Legend James Blake when he visited PT&E on Friday, November 2nd!
James met with our Scholar Athletes, played tennis with PT&E donors, answered questions and shared his incredible success story. It was a wonderful opportunity for our Scholar Athletes!
Thank you to the donors at the 3rd Annual Gala who made a generous donation to help fund James Blake’s visit to PT&E.
The donors had the chance to meet James Blake and play doubles with him and our Scholar Athletes were thrilled to watch a former pro play. After playing tennis James answered questions from our Scholar Athletes and shared how hard work, positivity and perseverance led him to where he is today. Following the Q&A session our Scholar Athletes had the chance to show off their skills on the court playing with and against James.
It was truly an honor to meet James. Thank you James and to everyone who made this inspiring day possible!
#tennis #ptande #inspiration #usta #thanksjames