Tennis starts with love, especially for the St. Thomas Aquinas High School Girls tennis team. Wanting to give back to a local non-profit organization who supported her family during a time of need, STA Girls Tennis Coach Jessica Cummings spearheaded a fundraising effort. Beautiful baskets organized by various themes and filled with desired items were raffled off to the community (just in time for Mother’s Day). The team raised $520.00 to donate to "Amy’s Treat," a Dover organization dedicated to providing solutions for those who struggle with the day-to-day difficulties of living with cancer.
“Long ago, 'Amy’s Treat' helped my family in a time of need. This non-profit organization is special in that it offers families going through a difficult journey an opportunity to truly have a ‘treat’,” Ms. Cummings stated. “Families can pause and take a break from medical treatment to simply spend time together doing something fun.” Such activities may include sending a family to a Red Sox game, offering a weekend getaway or presenting them with a gift card for a local restaurant.
Unlike with some charities, "Amy’s Treat" accepts donations and channels them directly to those the non-profit is designed to help: in the hands of those who need it most.
Yesterday at its afternoon match, the Girls Tennis team presented a check to Erin Wigmore, a member of the board of directors of the organization. The donation will be used to further the mission of "Amy’s Treat" to continuously provide assistance to those living with cancer.