Slide Friday, November 20th

WOW, What a Night! And You Were There!
The Virtual Tennis Ball Was A Huge Success…
But It’s Not Over!

Thank you so much for tuning in with us on Friday, November 20th, to hear compelling stories from our Juniors, and keep our streak of fun, successful and engaging galas alive! You got to hear Jose’s story, from his first summer at Sportsmen’s summer camp to this past summer, coaching in a mask and helping kids have the same experience he enjoyed years ago.

Missed it?

The good thing about a virtual gala is that you can watch it any time you’d like, and share it with friends near and far. If you couldn’t tune in on Friday evening, watch the entire event here on YouTube, or on our Facebook page.

After you’ve had a chance to see how Sportsmen’s builds beloved community and helps our kids get into and succeed at the college of their choosing, please consider making a donation so that we can continue making dreams come true.

Special thank you to our sponsors and all the businesses who donated to our auction.

Thank you, as always, for continuing to support Sportsmen’s through these difficult times.

More than ever we need your support!


Sportsmen’s offers free and low-cost tennis, academics, and life skills programming to more than 5000 youth annually. Pioneering programs like Volley Against Violence and our Center for Community Wellness extend our outreach to Boston’s underserved communities. Adult recreational and competitive tennis programs welcome diverse players from all over the city and help fund our non-profit mission.


America Cutter – $200

David Champoux – $100

Mario Alagna – $200
In honor of Frank Williams and Phil Belanger

Ruth and William Weinstein – $250
In honor of Colleen Granahan

Deborah Azerrad – $100
In memory of Jeanne and Morty Milsner

Dan Marotta – $25
In memory of my parents

Christina Glen – $100
In honor of Michael Chin

Dean Chase – $2,000

Ken and Stephanie Reich – $250

BJ Krintzman – $100
In honor of Mandy Bass

Deborah Savona – $100
In memory of Jeanne and Morty Milsner

Amy Null and Andrew Budson – $200

Lynn Weissberg – $150

Richard Roberts – $500
In honor of Dan Solomon

David Warner – $100

Margaret Conant – $100

Tracy Strain and Randy MacLowry – $400

Anonymous – $500

Steven L Gortmaker – $2,500
In honor of Toni Wiley

Anne and Neil Schneider – $100

Jennifer and Jason Skolnick and Family- $100
In honor of Ariel and Liat Skolnick

Michael Borkowsky – $1,000

Toni Wiley – $1,000
In memory of Lucille Wiley

Anonymous – $250

Bruce Herzog – $500

Rick and Chris Siegrist – $250

Jane Reinhardt – $250

Rich Stone – $180
In honor of Dr. Jane Brown’s Birthday

Phil Belanger – $100
In honor of my friend Frank Williams and the VAV Program

Spencer Glendon and Lisa Tung – $5,000

Grandma Carol – $200.00
In honor of Leila and Finch Ridker

Julie Buring – $250

Anonymous – $500

Sowmya – $500

Manju Subramanian – $2,500

The Gillis Family – $350

The Zanders families and the PS2crew – $250
In memory of Lorraine Amirault

Barbara – $100

Anonymous – $50

Matthew Olson – $250

Rich And Georgia Lee – $2,500

Scott Staniar – $100
In honor of Toni Wiley

Kenneth Lewis – $250

Anonymous – $2,500

The Calames – $500

Laura Pappano and Tom Lynch – $500

Jeff Novins – $150

Pat Pilgrim – $200

Harriet Samuelson – $500

Alex Parks – $250

Bill Mitchell – $100

Ethan G Harris – $100
In memory of William B Harris

Pam Wolf – $250

Anonymous – $100

Anonymous – $200

Ilise Krieger – $100

Amy Reid – $100

Debbie Isaacson – $250

Genie and Will Thorndike – $2,500

Anonymous – $100

Shane Read – $100

Bob Freeman  – $1,000

Barbara Baker  – $75

Pam Waterman  – $250

Anonymous – $250
In honor of Mary Long

Michael Reinhardt – $250

Anonymous – $100

Tracy Strain – $500

Betsy and David Harris – $1,000
In honor of Jeff and Mandy Bass

Marton Balla – $50

David Rockwell – $250

Douglas Robson – $200

Anonymous – $360

Steven A Heikin – $100

Karen Coleman – $50

Anne Koterba – $250

Dennis and Heena Lee – $2,500

Christina & Bob Suh – $500

Sara and Nick Pratt – $400

Laurence Hammel – $100
In memory of Jim, Gloria, and Les Smith

Dionne Wiley – $100
In memory of Lucille Wiley

Joe Carrigg – $100
In memory of Kay Carrigg, Mr. James Smith, Ms. Gloria Smith, Les Smith, Archie Henderson, Ms. Sandy Wilson, G, Luis White and Paul White’s mom, The Jacksons (Sidra, Hamida, Hakim, and Aziz) George Booker

Val Roberts – $500

Katie Kubie – $200

Judy Bigby – $100
In honor of Marilyn Chase

Richard Frank – $25

David Feldman and Janet Echelman – $500

Jane Donaghey – $100

Allison Read and Matt Payne – $100

Anonymous – $300

Freddie Jacobs- $250

Majorie Solomon Friedman – $1,000

Rachel and Michael Wexler – $250

Maggie Kley – $100

Charlotte Golar Richie – $100

Patricia Decker – $250

Roy Einhorn – $100
In honor of Dr. Dan Solomon and Dr. Paul Ridker

Jan Spiro – $50
In honor of Balty Galloway

A Huge Thank You to our 2020 Virtual Tennis Ball Sponsors!

View sponsors

Sportsmen’s 2020 Virtual Tennis Ball Awardees

Distinguished Alumni Award
Dale Caldwell
Founder of the
Black Tennis Hall of Fame
Tennis Trailblazer Award
Stan Smith
Former world Number 1 tennis player and two-time Grand Slam singles champion
Community Builder Award
Wellington Management Foundation
In support of The Learning Center at Sportsmen’s

Thank You to Everyone Who Donated Auction Items

Pittsburgh Steelers

5 Wits

Aaron Maund

Alexander Zverv

Alice Lwin, DDS

Alla Kudryavteseva

Allegra Loewenstien

Allandale Farm

Alycia Parks

Appolo Vineyards


Ashley Home Store

Audubon Society of Rhode Island

Bantam Cider Company

Bastille Kitchen

Bayside Resort


Becky Kidder Smith

Bent Water Brewing


Big Y

Bob Freeman

Bobby Orr

Boston Beer Company

Boston Crawling

Boston Organics

Boston Police Department

Boston Ski + Tennis

Boston Swan Boats

Branch Basics

Brian Boyle

Bromley Mountain

Brookline Golf Club



Callaway Golf Company

Captain Mark



Charlynne Mines-Smart

College Hype

Coolidge Corner Theater

Courageous Sailing

Cranmore Mountain

Cycle Boat Boston

Dan Solomon and Mindy Berman

Daniel Jacobs

Dick’s Sporting Goods

Dona Habana

Dorchester Brewing Company

Dribble Up

Duncan Smith




Frank Pepe

Franklin Park Golf Course

Gail Ernst

Gaston Art and Frame


Graziani Fitness

Gunstock Mountain

Home Depot – Saugus

Jim Horsford

Hub Parkour Training Center


Institute of Contemporary Art

James Blake

Janet Oberto

Jeanne Marie D’Amico

Jet Blue

Jim Kinchley

Joanne Byrne

Julie Vos

Kathleen McKenna

Kendra Scott

Knit Picks

Kowloon Restaurant

La Gondola Providence

La Morra

Law of Pasta

Legal Sea Foods

Lilly & Abbie

Lindsey Dashielle

Liverstone Chimney Sweep


Longwood Cricket Club

Madison Keys

Mallory Portraits

Mandarin Gourmet Chestnut Hill

Marc Theobaid

Mario the Tailor

Martignetti Companies

Mary Long

Mass Audubon Society



Merrimack Repertory Theatre

Miss Debbie

Mission On The Bay

Nettles Design

New England Aquarium

New England Revolution


Novara Restaurant

Orchard Skateshop

Oriental Trading

OTTO Pizza

Paddle Boston

Paper Culture


Porter Square Books

Portobello Road

Prince Pizza

Racquet Magazine

Red Apple Farm

Richard Jacobs

Roche Bros.

Rock Spot Climbing

Rocky’s Ace Hardware

Rodman for Kids

Sam Mewis

Seacoast Rep

Serafina Back Bay


Soul Cycle, Dedham


Stan Smith

Stephanie’s Flowers of Chestnut Hill

Stone Zoo

Synthia Saint James

Taza Chocolate

The Paint Bar

Thrive Market

Tito’s Handmade Vodka

Top Spin Pro

Total Wine and More

Tracy Strain

Trader Joes – Brookline

Trader Joes – Saugus

TreeTrop Adventure

TrelleBlazer International Hairport

US Open

USTA New England

Vejigantes Restaurant

Wachusett Mountain


Wayne Finnegan


Well Told

Woods Hill Pier 4

X1 Boston

Xtreme Craze

RI Design Center

Please accept our sincerest apologies if your business/name is missing from the list. Kindly contact Mary Long at regarding your omission.