Team G Tennis Gives Scholarships to Children of Union Rescue Mission's Hope Gardens Family Center (HGFC).

Over the last year, Gerald Mathews of Team G Tennis has volunteered and hosted many athletic camps for the children of Hope Garden’s Family Center (HGFC). Mathews has enjoyed teaching the fundamentals of tennis to these children experiencing homelessness and currently living in Union Rescue Mission’s transitional living facility.

During the winter and spring, various camps were offered to approximately 80 children from HGFC, it became apparent that three of these kids were driven to learn more and work hard for results with Team G. Showing the most enthusiasm about the game, staying focused in class, practicing footwork and tennis technique on and off the courts Cameron (age 13), Devon (age 9) and Mary (age 9) were ready for more training time with Team G.  The head coach and owner of Team G, Gerald Mathews, loves being able to mentor and expose all kids to the game of tennis.

Its been a pleasure working with these children and giving them the opportunity to better themselves with the Team G scholarship, we look forward to expanding our scholarship program in the near future.

Gerald Mathews, Owner

Although his roster consist of national ranked junior and college players, Mathews has a heart for helping others and finding athletes from all ethnic and finical backgrounds. Team G Tennis is happy to announce the success of the scholarship fund that was launched this summer for URM’s Hope Gardens Family Center.

The scholarship fund of nine thousand, six hundred dollar was given to three kids, for an eight-week summer camp, including rackets, clothing, shoes and the necessary equipment to participate. All three children have completed the camp with great achievements and Team G will continue to find opportunities for them throughout the school year. 

About Team G Tennis

Founded and owned by Gerald Mathews, Team G Tennis is a professional tennis academy that is striving to create professional level athletes as well as stimulate the tennis culture in America. 

"Tennis should be more diverse and we will continue to be the change we wish to see in the world, one player at a time." - Gerald Mathews

About HGFC

Nestled in the foothills of the Angeles national forest, HGFC offers a peaceful setting and the real help women need to escape homelessness forever, long-term rehabilitation programs, job training, counseling, training and encouragement. Hope Garden Family Center (HGFC) a division of the Union Rescue Mission, offers transitional living to moms, children, a number of single women and supportive housing to senior women.

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