Tournament Benefits Aces for Autism Program
Florida Tech's "Aces for Autism" program recently received a $35,000 boost from a fundraiser held in conjunction with the Florida Beer Company Pro Tennis Tournament.
The event, which was held at the Kiwi Tennis Club, supported "Aces for Autism," which was founded by Florida Tech head tennis coach Bill Macom. The program offsets the cost of classes that promote social skills for children on the autism spectrum, ages 5-14.
Tournament sponsors included the hosting Kiwi Tennis Club, title sponsor Florida Beer Company, presenting sponsor Revolution Technologies, Sutton Properties, PepsiCo, Florida Tech, Florida Today, USTA and McBride Marketing. Also, Genna Jewelers donated a watch and sterling silver dog tags for the winners; IM Solutions donated the digital display and sound system; Lenny Velardi; Surf Studio; Hilton Oceanfront Melbourne; Sorensen Allied Moving and Storage; and Amelia Woodbridge.
During the 10-day tennis tournament, an "Aces for Autism" free tennis clinic was held for 40 families with children on the autism spectrum.