Mason Tennis Association is hosting its 20th Annual Tennis-A-Thon on Sunday, May 7, 2023, from 1:30 to 3:00. The Tennis-A-Thon is MTA’s largest fundraiser each year. Funds raised are used to maintain and improve our tennis center. Not only is it a fundraiser, it’s fun!
Each player will fill out a sponsor form so he/she can acquire pledges from family and friends. Players will do drills, games and competitions for 90 minutes during the Tennis-A-Thon. A sponsor can pledge a flat donation for the participant or any amount per minute of play. It is suggested players collect money as they acquire pledges so they do not have to make a return visit to collect. Players have collected anywhere from $5 to $5,000 in the past.
Players need to record pledges on the form provided so the records will be in good order. If possible, please return the sponsor form with all collections the day of the Tennis-A-Thon. The deadline for collections to count towards grand prize awards will be Wednesday, May 10, 2023.
Players can mail out sponsor letters to acquire additional sponsors, such as business acquaintances and out-of-town friends and relatives. Individual families can also sponsor and get the same recognition as businesses. Anyone who donates $500 will get a custom sign to be displayed for a year with the option to renew each year for $400. The court sign will be a 24 x 36 metal sign with the donor’s name or business logo.
Here is how the event works: •Players will participate in groups with 4-10 members. They will rotate with their group from court to court, participating in a different tennis activity on each court for a total of 90 minutes. •Each player who participates will enjoy snacks and drinks at the conclusion of the event.
•The top 3 fundraisers of the event will be eligible to receive additional grand prizes. Only new donations will be counted to the overall total for each participant. Renewal sings will not be counted. o1st place winner will get choice of one of three top prizes o2nd place winner will have choice of 2 remaining prizes after 1st place chooses o3rd place winner will receive remaining prize after 1st and 2nd place choose •Top prizes include: oTwo tennis rackets of your choice oOne tennis racket of your choice oTennis Bag (6 pack Wilson)
If a child is unable to participate in the actual event, he/she is still eligible to acquire sponsors and receive the prizes.
Please keep pledge forms and money in an envelope, and return everything on the day of the Tennis-A-Thon.
What is the Tennis-A-Thon? The annual Tennis-A-Thon is Mason Tennis Association's largest fundraiser of the year. Players of all abilities raise funds by gaining pledges toward 90 minutes of playing time.
When and where is the Tennis-A-Thon? MTA will be hosting our 20th Annual Tennis-A-Thon Sunday, May 7, 2023, from 1:30-3:00 at the Helen Tallent Tennis Center on the Mason ISD Campus.
Who can participate? Anyone Kindergarten through 12th grade who lives or goes to school in Mason. No tennis experience is required! If you need a racket, one can be provided.
What should I bring? A racket if you have one, tennis shoes, water, sunscreen, your pledge form, and funds you have collected.
How much money should I try to raise? That is up to you! We have had kids raise anywhere from $5 to over $5,000.
What does MTA use the money for? Funds raised by MTA are mainly used for maintenance and upkeep at the tennis courts. MTA has paid for large, capital projects including resurfacing, sidewalks, and the Tower of Champions, smaller projects like painting, landscaping, and replacement of benches, and ongoing costs like utilities.
Is MTA a tax-exempt organization? Yes, MTA is considered a tax-exempt organization under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3).
How do I get a sign at the tennis courts? MTA honors a Tennis-A-Thon contribution of $500 or more by placing a custom sign at the tennis courts for one year. After the initial contribution of $500, a $400 contribution will keep the sign displayed annually. MTA is grateful for the tremendous support of the community as evidenced by all the signs displayed at the courts.