One of the adaptive tricycle recipients getting to know “Grampy” in July 2018. Photo provided
One of the adaptive tricycle recipients getting to know “Grampy” in July 2018. Photo provided

The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation announces Grampy’s Charities will be Presenting Sponsor of the 27th Annual Tennis Tournament, to be held on April 27-28 at Beachview Tennis Club, 1101 Par View Drive, Sanibel. The entry fee is $75 and the deadline for entry is Wednesday, April 24. To register, click here to download the registration form. For for more information, call Toni Halski at Beachview Tennis at 239-472-9099.

Grampy’s Charities’ mission is to raise funds and support for children’s organizations, with the hope that by partnering with comfort and research based charities, they will be able to make a difference in the lives of kids who need it most. In practice, they look for small charities to fund, where the money can be more transformative.

An all-volunteer organization, Grampy’s has partnered with Robbie’s Riders, Save the Kids and the Sanibel-Captiva Community Bank to provide 50 special adaptive tricycles last year for children with autism and cerebral palsy. They have also pledged to raise $500,000 in support of the Ronald McDonald House Mobile Medical Units serving children who have limited access to dental and medical services in Southwest Florida.

Tennis Tournament categories are 3.0, 3.5 and 4.0 men’s and women’s doubles. Runners-up will receive a Luc Century etched wine glass. Play will be at Beachview Tennis. All entrants will receive a tournament T-shirt plus breakfast and lunch on Saturday and Sunday.

For sponsorship opportunities, call SCCF at 472-2329 (credit cards accepted). Sponsorship levels are Presenting, $7,500; Major, $5,000; Grand Slam, $2,500; Championship, $1200; Match, $500; Set, $250; and Game $150.

Tennis proceeds benefit the work of SCCF, which is dedicated to the conservation of coastal habitats and aquatic resources on Sanibel and Captiva and in the surrounding watershed. Community support through membership dues and tax-deductible contributions, in addition to grants and staff-generated revenue, makes this work possible.