This weekend our Scholar Athletes went looking for Sasquatch while exploring the Ape Caves with Passport Oregon!
13 of our Scholar Athletes and two coaches climbed through a nearly mile long cave, using flash lights and head lamps to guide the way, before enjoying a delicious lunch on Yale Lake in front of Mt. St Helens.
It was an awesome way to wrap up our fall adventures and our biggest Passport Oregon trip yet!
#explore #oregon #ptande #adventure
Join us tonight at 6pm at the St. Johns Racquet Center for a free community play day with our Todos Tenis program!
Every Friday for the rest of the year we will have these tennis days available to the public! No tennis experience needed and coaching will be done in English and Spanish.
See you there! ¡Estan bienvenidos a un clase de tenis para la comunidad con nuestro programa Todos Tenis esta noche a las 6 pm en el St. Johns Racquet Center!
Todos los viernes durante el resto del año tendremos estos días de tenis disponibles para el público. No se necesita experiencia con tenis y el entrenamiento se realizará en inglés y español. ¡Nos vemos esta noche!
#ptande #community #tennis #fun
Yesterday all of our staff dressed up as their favorite super heroes for Halloween but on Tuesday Rosie, a senior in our high school academy, had the chance to visit a real life hero!
Rosie spent the evening shadowing "Coach Lu" at Randall Children's Hospital, where Lu works as a nurse in the Neonatal ICU (intensive care unit). Luehna is one of the hundreds of scholar athletes who have benefited from PT&E. She was a member of the PT&E High School Academy and honed her academic and tennis skills at St. John's Racquet Center before graduating from Benson High School in 2011. She attended Linfield College where she received a Bachelors of Science in Nursing and then came back to be a coach tutor at PT&E before continuing her career in medicine.
As Rosie quickly approaches graduation she is thrilled to have the opportunity to shadow PT&E alumni like Coach Lu who are living fulfilling and productive lives. Rosie plans to attend college next year and may pursue a degree in nursing just like our beloved Coach Lu!
#ptande #coachLu #rolemodels
Happy Halloween from PT&E!
We had a super day showing off our costumes, playing fun games, worked on science with volunteers from Jesuit and of course played tennis.
#fall #halloween #ptande #family
It was our scariest family meeting night of the year tonight as we had our annual Pumpkin Carving Competition.
Our families worked together to create spooky, funny and unique pumpkins!
A big thank you to our judges who gave their time to help pick out the best of the bunch!
Check out some of the amazing designs from this years competition.
#halloween #spooky #pumpkin #ptande
They may not be great at taking a serious team photo but our U18 Junior Tennis Team can sure take care of business on the court. They won 5 of their 6 matches against players from Stafford Hills Club and are undeafeated this season!
#ptande #scholarathlete #grind #teamwork
JOIN US FOR FREE FAMILY TENNIS NIGHTS AND LESSONS AS A PART OF OUR "TODOS TENIS PROGRAM". FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!
Every Friday at 6pm starting Oct. 19 (today!) for the rest of 2018 we will have free family tennis clases at the St. Johns Racquet Center.
ESTAN BIENVENIDOS A NUESTRO PROGRAMA DE TODOS TENIS, CLASES DE TENIS GRATIS PARA LA COMUNIDAD ¡DIVERSIÓN PARA TODA LA FAMILIA!
Cada viernes a las 6pm empezando 19 de Oct. (hoy!) para el resto de 2018 tendremos clases de tenis en el St. Johns Racquet Center.
THERE IS STILL TIME TO GET YOUR TICKET TO THIS YEARS TENNIS BALL GALA!
Join us October 13th for our biggest event of the year!
The Tennis Ball Gala is a wonderful opportunity to support and celebrate the work that we do. This year will be extra special as we honor our retiring esteemed Executive Director Danice Brown.
Tickets and more information can be found here: http://www.ptande.org/tennis-ball/
#ptande #bethechange #tennis #pdx #fundraiser
STOP!! Have you gotten your ticket for the third annual Tennis Ball Gala yet?! The gala is our biggest fundraiser of the year and makes it possible for us to run over 900 hours of year-round programming for our Scholar Athletes. Our program would not be possible without the generous support of people like YOU.
If you are interested in attending the event you can buy tickets and learn more here: http://www.ptande.org/tennis-ball/
Attending the Tennis Ball supports Scholar Athletes like Brenda, Chris, Esme and Gema, who in addition to attending PT&E all volunteer as crossing guards at James John Elementary School.
They along with all of the Scholar Athletes at PT&E thank you for your generous support!
Congrats to our 10 and Under Junior Tennis Team on winning their first match of the fall season!
Yesterday our Scholar Athletes welcomed a group of volunteers from the @kpmg Portland office to our after school program. Together the Scholar Athletes and volunteers developed skits about fall, worked on a collaborative art project and of course played tennis!
Our Scholar Athletes had a wonderful time getting to know our volunteers and showing off what PT&E is all about.
Thank you to everyone from KPMG who made this day possible. We hope to see you all soon!
The summer cohort of Passport Oregon wrapped up this weekend with a breathtaking trip to the Oregon Coast. The Scholar Athletes hiked and played at Oceanside beach where they explored tide pools, seeing sea creatures such as sea anemones and star fish, played frisbee, built rock towers and sun bathed along side a seal. After that they checked out the historic Cape Mears lighthouse and visited the new and improved Tillamook Cheese Factory. It was a great way to wrap up this round of Passport Oregon trips and we can’t wait to start them again this coming fall. We are thrilled to have taken 24 of our Scholar Athletes on Passport Oregon trips so far this year and look forward to helping facilitate more adventures this fall!
Aaaannnddd we are back!
After two weeks off from program to adjust to the new school year our Scholar Athletes returned on Tuesday! There were smiling faces all around as coaches and scholar athletes were reunited for the new year. We are excited to have kicked off the 2018-19 school year!
If you want to support our Scholar Athletes join us at our 3rd Annual Tennis Ball October 13th! Get your tickets here http://www.ptande.org/tennis-ball