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7th Annual Christina Kent Benefit Tournament

The Christina Kent Early Childhood Center (CKECC) is happy to announce the dates of its 7th Annual Tennis Tournament fundraiser hosted at Highpoint Sports and Wellness on August 14 and 15, 2010. As a welcome addition, the Tournament has added free Fun & Fitness Days for the entire Albuquerque community. Registration begins on July 1, 2010. More information and registration logon to christinakent.org after July 1, 2010.
The Tournament has raised $20,000 in each of the last 2 years to support CKECC. This year,
Carrie Aiken, CKECC Executive Director, says they are “hoping to raise $30,000 this year to help with much needed increases in operating costs such as paying teaching staff, purchasing classroom supplies and more.” To do this, the tournament is pulling out all the stops and has added a player party/barbecue Saturday evening.   After receiving feedback from players last year, the ever popular gift certificates will be given as prizes for the first and second place winners and also for consolation rounds. CKECC will once again have a silent auction and raffle. The auction highlights an O.K. Harris sculpture entitled “Fallen Leaves”. In addition, CKECC will continue to have the fast serve contest, tennis clinic, and the kid’s program. Highpoint Sports and Wellness has graciously offered to host a Family Fitness weekend offering a five day pass to all five New Mexico Sports & Wellness locations for a minimum donation of $20.00.  Aiken says, “The Family Fitness opportunity will allow us to reach out to the Albuquerque Community to participate in this extraordinary event. All proceeds from the family fitness weekend and the tennis tournament will go to Christina Kent. I appreciate all the extra effort Sports and Wellness has put forth towards this event.”
For online registration go to: http://www.christinakent.org/tennistourney7.html
Photographs of families playing tennis together or taking part in Family Fitness weekend will be posted on our website after the event.   Sandy Salm, CKECC Board President, can be contacted for questions regarding the weekend event at 505.293.9643, or during the event at 505.453.1583.
Christina Kent Early Childhood Center
The Christina Kent Early Childhood Center (CKECC) is a non-profit childcare and education program for children ages two to five in low-income families. CKECC was founded by the Women’s Club of Albuquerque and has had the same mission since 1919: To provide low-cost quality childcare, education and nutritional services to the children of low-income working families in a safe and nurturing environment. Media inquiries can be made at Christina Kent Early Childhood Center; 423 Third Street SW; Albuquerque, NM 87102 or call
About New Mexico Sports & Wellness
The 5 New Mexico Sports & Wellness Clubs make up Albuquerque’s premier athletic and tennis clubs. Only minutes from any location in Albuquerque, Sports & Wellness gives residents the opportunity to be active at work and at play. With innovative programs for kids to nationally certified Personal Trainers and Tennis professionals for the adults, all ages will look forward to getting active at the Club. New Mexico Sports & Wellness is proud to be a part of the Wellbridge Family of athletic Clubs and Spas, headquartered in Denver, Colorado. This specific tournament will be held at the Highpoint location at 4300 Landau NE (near the corner of Montgomery and Tramway). For more information, visit sportsandwellness.com, or contact JoAnna Masloski at 303.813.7894.