FORT MYERS, Fla. – The FGCU women’s tennis team took time out of their busy schedules to help out the Children’s Home Society, who hosted a dodgeball tournament fundraiser at Volley Frog in Fort Myers, recently.
“This was a tremendous event where the energy was high,” said head coach Jennifer Gabou. “I am looking forward to seeing our team out in action this spring.”
The student-athletes volunteered for two hours and helped set up for the event. The project is part of a once a month commitment to service the community, a women’s tennis tradition that is now five years strong. The women’s tennis team will be completing one service event per month, leading up to the spring season.
The Children’s Home Society of Florida helps children who have been affected by child abuse and try to break the generational cycle of child abuse in families. The organization was started in 1902 by Reverend D.W. Comstock who helped find homes for children who boarded the Orphan Trains near the turn of the 20th century. The Children’s Home Society now has 15 primary locations and 90+ offices in 67 counties and has helped nearly 200,000 kids and their families.
The Eagles are preparing to open their spring season January 19, when they host the three-day FGCU Spring Invitational at the FGCU Tennis Complex. All three days will begin at 8 a.m. and will finish Monday, January 21.