Last week’s annual ECHO Tennis Classic fundraiser its best ever, raising about $50,0000.
The mixed doubles tournament is a 22-year tradition at the Ida Lee Recreation Center in Leesburg. This year’s event doubled the amount of money typically raised, largely through the contributions of 36 sponsors—33 of which signed on for the first time. The title sponsors were GEICO and the Blossom & Bloom Thrift Store. Others included K2M, Fairhaven Homes, REHAU, the Nino R. Vaghi Foundation, Bruce and Judy Tria, On the Banks, and the Lewin Family.
The proceeds support ECHO’s mission to empower individuals with disabilities to achieve personal, social and economic success. The money will be used to improve our its fleet of vehicles used to transport participants to jobs, training and community integration programs. The nonprofit also is building a new training academy to provide space for 12 additional clients.