Christ’s Family Clinic was thrilled to receive the news that the Tennis Competitors of Dallas will be supporting our Clinic for the third year in a row. We are so grateful for their partnership as their financial gift allows us to continue to provide the very best treatment to each and every patient that we see.
Tennis Competitors of Dallas accepted grant applications from mid December 2022 through the end of January 2023. We received several more applications than we had in the past, which made the decision process even more difficult. The grant committee then proposed awardees and grant amounts to the TCD Board for approval at the February board meeting. We are pleased to have the opportunity to provide funds to several outstanding organizations. Grants were distributed the end of February to the following charities:
To further junior tennis development in the USA and worldwide through the “Little Mo” tournaments, MCB provides travel grants to deserving young players who are talented and gifted, but their parents don’t have the financial means to pay for their travel to the Little Mo tournaments.
DTA relies on grants and donations to fund its life-changing work. The TCD grant will be used for their Summer National Junior Tennis and Learning Program, which will provide tennis and education at ten recreation centers for children from low income, at-risk areas of south and west Dallas.
ACEing Autism helps autistic children develop social connections and fitness through tennis. The TCD grant will be used to provide a 50% tuition grant to 100 students for the 2023 Spring season.
Buddy Up for Life serves individuals with Down’s Syndrome and helps build athletic, social and emotional development in a fun, active, and supportive environment. The TCD grant will be used to provide training to coaches to ensure they are up to date on the latest adaptive techniques, and refresh tennis equipment.
Paddles Up Pickleball Club promotes the sport of pickleball to juniors in the DFW area. The TCD grant will help cover registration costs for tournaments, uniform costs, and equipment costs. Funds will also be used to cover expenses for planned events to promote pickleball to all youth in the DFW area.
Together We Thrive provides life coaches to at-risk youth in the DFW area who are vulnerable to becoming homeless, being sex-trafficked, not graduating from high school, or ending up in the juvenile system. They provide life coaches that meet with the youth weekly, helping them navigate life, make good decisions, and graduate. The TCD grant will help provide another full-time paid life coach who provides the consistency of an adult in the lives of the youth they serve.
Suicide and Crisis Center of North Texas helps those in suicidal crisis find hope for the future. The TCD grant will be used for the Teens Can Survive Program, which screens teens for suicide and depression in schools using highly effective computer-based tests. This program also provides awareness training to youth and adults who deal with teens.
Me Squared Cancer Foundation helps adults in the DFW area with newly diagnosed cancer by providing cancer-related educational and financial assistance to ease their journey and give them hope. The TCD grant will be used to cover medical expenses for those with a demonstrated financial need.
Christ’s Family Clinic provides high-quality health care to the uninsured in an atmosphere of dignity and respect, regardless of race or religion. The TCD grant will be used to provide ongoing comprehensive and preventative health care to their patients.