Shafali and I would like to wish our participants, families, volunteers, program directors, staff, and board members a lovely Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends. As we reflect on all that we are thankful for, ACEing Autism also wishes to acknowledge and give our most profound thanks to the following companies who have been extremely generous in their support. With the help of these sponsors, ACEing Autism is able to reach many more children and communities with our tennis programs. We are grateful for your support and proud to call you our partners.
Since 2014, Head Penn has been donating their tennis products to ACEing Autism, providing hundreds of racquets, thousands of low-pressure balls, mini-nets, hoppers, and lines necessary for our programs to operate nationally. Their continued donation of equipment to our 36 programs nationwide demonstrates the kind of corporate social responsibility that has the power to make a true impact in the lives of the children and families we serve. ACEing Autism is proud to have Head Penn as our partner on the court.
Since 2013, the 24-hour television-based multimedia destination Tennis Channel has provided ACEing Autism with consistent media coverage, enabling us to reach an audience of over 40 million tennis fans we would not have accessed otherwise. Tennis Channel has produced several Court Reports and News & Notes segments featuring ACEing Autism and aired them during some of the world’s biggest ATP and WTA tournaments. We thank Tennis Channel for its devotion to supporting and sharing our mission.
For the past eighteen months, Seyfarth Shaw has provided their legal expertise to ACEing Autism, pro bono. As an organization, Seyfarth Shaw is committed to being an outstanding corporate citizen and playing an active, positive role in the communities in which they work and live. They believe that leadership means taking the initiative to assist the individuals and organizations they support. We are extremely grateful for all they are doing to protect our organization and enable our growth.
We have been very fortunate to have Image Cube as a sponsor since 2012.Image Cube has produced thousands of flyers, business cards, brochures, and manuals as we have advertised our organization and grown our community. Not only do they save our organization thousands of dollars each year, they also produce the finest quality product. A very special thank you to Ari for your dedication to our cause.
Since 2013, Ellen’s Silkscreening in Pasadena has been producing all of our participant, volunteer, and promotional t-shirts at cost. During the past year alone, they have produced over 1,000 t-shirts, saving our organization thousands of dollars and outfitting our team in style. Thank you Ellen and your dedicated, friendly staff.
Play Your Court, a wonderful online platform connecting players to tennis coaches in their areas, became our newest sponsor this summer. Play Your Court supports the tennis community by making learning convenient, and supports ACEing Autism by featuring our organization on their home page, donating a portion of every sale to our programs, and offering a “donate” button at checkout as well. We’d like to acknowledge and thank Play Your CourtFounder Scott Baxter for supporting our cause.
Wishing you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving. May the joy of the Holidays extend to you and your family.
Richard and Shafali