Hope Through Education hosted 38 students from Oak Grove Center for a Tennis Camp at Lakeside High School Tuesday, July 25, taught by Tennis Pro Brien Sullivan, who competed at The U.S. Junior Davis Cup and U.S. National Team Camps and the inaugural United States Olympic Tennis Trials in Flushing, New York.
Coach Brian Henderson and The Lakeside Lancers Varsity Tennis High School Boys and Girls helped teach tennis skills and all enjoyed a great day playing tennis, swimming, and a barbecue lunch with support from Chase, Paradise and GMC-Buick in Temecula as well as Nike in Beaverton, Oregon for providing visors, head & wrist bands, T-shirts as well as financial support.
Sullivan shared about his time on the A.T.P. professional tour where he had impressive wins over Patrick McEnroe and former world #13 Derrick Rostagno. Brien has remained active in the tennis world with coaching, teaching and directing tennis programs all over the globe including The World’s No. 1 rated tennis camp, The Roy Emerson Tennis Weeks in Gstaad, Switzerland. Brien serves on the Board which includes Ed Nichols, Paul and Angela Wojitkowski, Jeff Munday, Paul Engberson and Tammy Wilson, Oak Grove CEO. During the day Ed Nichols provided a motivational talk on Sportsmanship, being your “best self” and qualities of leadership.
“We are profoundly grateful for the impact that Hope Through Education has had on our youth, not only in teaching sports skills but more importantly sportsmanship and character building. This group provides powerful role models for our students as well as our community,” stated Oak Grove CEO Tammy Williams.
Hope Through Education is a nonprofit organization dedicated to uplifting the needy by providing food, clothing, shelter and education. This is the sixth camp they have provided to Oak Grove thanks to the leadership of President Paul Wojtkowski and a dynamic team. More info can be found online at www.hopethroughedu.org.
Oak Grove Center is a nonprofit residential, educational and treatment Center (with multiple campuses) for children throughout California with psychological, emotional, behavioral problems and special needs. Oak Grove Center’s mission is to rebuild the lives of at-risk children and their families through education, healing, restoring relationships, building character and instilling hope.