Women's Tennis Serves at Soup Kitchen
Tuesday, January 13, 2009

FORT MYERS, Fla. The FGCU women’s tennis team continued their involvement in serving the local commuity, spending some time on Saturday at the Community Cooperative Ministries Incorporated Soup Kitchen on Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard in Fort Myers.  This was the second time this season that they have served at the CCMI soup kitchen.  The CCMI soup kitchen serves lunch six days a week to homeless and at-risk individuals and families.

The team spent four hours preparing and serving fruit, salad, bread, meatloaf, and desserts alongside other volunteers.  Saturday is often a busy day at the CCMI Soup Kitchen, as the Eagles served more than 100 working poor or homeless during their time on Saturday.

Coach Jennifer Gabou's tennis team has made a concerted effort all season long to serve the community as much as possible, as evidenced by the fact that was the second trip they've made to the CCMI Soup Kitchen.  In addition, they have spent time helping build houses with Habitat for Humanity and have also spent some time serving at the Senior Friendship Center in Fort Myers.  When asked what they would like to do next, Priscillia Villemond said, "We would like to visit a children's hospital or an organization benefiting women."

The women's tennis team will also be busy this weekend as they play host to the Johan Kriek Classic, a tournament featuring teams from all over the country.  Tournament play begins on Friday, January 16th, and runs through Monday, January 19th.