Don’t forget to block your date on 10th October 2015 for The HAT FUND 1st Annual Charity Event in Denver, Colorado.
The HAT FUND cordially invites you and your friends to an entertaining, informative, thought-provoking evening featuring nationally syndicated, award winning artist, Keith Knight who will be presenting his not to be missed slideshow, They Shoot Black People, Don’t They: A Cartoonists Look at Police Brutality.
Knight’s combination of sharp, witty cartoons and emotional storytelling will make you laugh, cry, wince, think and (hopefully) act to make this world a more positive place.
And don’t miss a performance by local musicians LeAnn Ferrell and Travis Paul.
Boston, Massachusetts: The HAT Fund will be hosting a series of Meet-and-Greet Fundraisers in major cities throughout the U.S. in 2015 and have scheduled one for Tuesday, July 21, 5:30 – 7:30 pm at Stella Restaurant, 1525 Washington Street in Boston’s South End.
The HAT Fund is dedicated to creating pathways to success through sports and education by assisting underserved aspiring young scholar athletes to ensure that they have the opportunities, guidance and tools to flourish on and off the court. Leslie Segelke, co-owner with her husband Ryan of High Altitude Tennis in Parker, Colorado, founded the HAT Fund.
“I’ve recognized the students we work with in addition to being passionate, driven athletes are burgeoning young leaders eager to learn what is necessary to take full advantage of life’s opportunities”, states Leslie. “I’ve also felt the frustration of being unable to help so many kids with that glimmer in their eye…wanting so desperately to be given the best chance to succeed…and willing to make the sacrifices that great success requires. That frustration, or the unwillingness to give in to obstacles, gave life to the HAT Fund.”
To help make this fundraiser available to everyone interested, the cost of admission is $20, which includes one complimentary beverage, hors d’oeuvres and great company. Raffle tickets will also be sold at the door for $5 each for the chance to win 2 box seat tickets to the 2016 ATP Tour at the Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island. There will also be a silent auction where attendees can bid on sports memorabilia, restaurant gift certificates and exciting other gift items. A short presentation about the HAT Fund will be included, but the evening is more about meeting other tennis and sports minded people in the Boston area.
To date, HAT has donated more than $75,000 to provide scholarships and educational resources for up-and-coming junior tennis players from around the world.
For additional information about the Boston Meet- and-Greet, please contact:
Ryan Segelke at firstname.lastname@example.org or Gary Briggs at email@example.com.
For information about the HAT FUND, please contact Leslie Segelke at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The HAT FUND, INC is a recognized 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax-deductible.
Event Date: JULY 21, 2015 5:30pm-7:30pm
Venue: STELLA RESTAURANT
For Tickets, Click here http://www.eventbee.com/v/hfeventboston
Each year the HAT Academy present students with awards for academic achievement named for a “trailblazer” in the field of education. Last year we were honored to have our own advisory council member Marilyn M Gordanier founder of Laurel Springs School and this year were extremely proud to be presenting the Rachel Davis Academic Achievement Award to scholar athletes who have completed the year with a GPA of 3.75 and above.
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What a moving speech Dr. Davis shared with us. The HF Community is thrilled to have such a passionate, thoughtful person leading us as the Chair of the HAT FUNDBoard.
The second student honor, The DaVarryl J Williamson Leadership Award was presented to Trace Collins. Throughout the years Trace has shown the proclivity to serve as a role model with energy, enthusiasm and perseverance. He has courageously overcome daunting neurological issues. The courage shown by this young man is inspired. Mr. DaVarryl Williamson in fact inspired us all with his talk about overcoming obstacles, choosing your path, and focusing on what the future has to offer if we are willing to put in the effort and accept help from others rather than falling prey to the hardships of the past.
Other Speakers included Mr. and Mrs. Collins, parents of HAT graduate and award recipient Trace Collins, Michael Farrington, HAT Site Director and Lead Fitness Instructor along with Ryan Segelke, Founder of High Altitude Tennis.
“I want to say thank you to the HAT Community for coming out to support this event as well as supporting the HAT programs each year. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the HAT FUND… there are many… and a very special thank you to Ryan Segelke and the extremely dedicated and loyal HAT staff. I am extremely proud to be a part of such a hardworking, devoted team.”
“I look forward to seeing everyone at the next HF Event.” – Leslie Segelke, Co-Founder | Director of The HAT Fund
June 24th HF Enrichment Event: Unique Lives and Experiences/Malala Yousafzai is being held at the Bellco Theatre, Denver. We will send detailed information soon.