FGCU Women's Tennis Makes Return Visit to IMPACT
Tuesday, March 30, 2010

FORT MYERS, Fla. – In January, the FGCU women’s tennis team mulched the playground at IMPACT in Fort Myers, and promised to return. This past Friday (Mar. 26), the Eagles fulfilled that promise, returning to IMPACT to play. IMPACT is a private, not for profit organization, focused on the advancement of children ages birth to five who are considered at risk due to a variety of delays or conditions that could impair their early childhood development.

The visit marked the third volunteer event they have done this semester as they called “Bingo” for a second time at the Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida in February. During their visit they played tennis, tag, and volleyball with the 3-5 year old students at IMPACT. The team has a goal of completing 400 community service hours this season and is close to accomplishing that goal.

"I am very proud of our team's commitment to the community," said head coach Jennifer Gabou. "The students were a lot of fun at IMPACT and we were really thankful that we had the opportunity to play and interact with the children."

On Saturday, April 17 the FGCU women’s tennis team, along with United Way, For the Kids Foundation, and the Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida, will be hosting "SPRING BLING." SPRING BLING is a night for the pediatric patients at Lee Memorial HealthPark to walk the Red Carpet, Dine, and Dance the night away under the Atrium of Lee Memorial HealthPark. This event will be the first of its kind in Southwest Florida and will include such sponsors as: Carrabba's, Norman Love Chocolates, and WINK 96.9 FM.

If you have any interest in assisting in SPRING BLING through donation please contact jgabou@fgcu.edu.