“We didn’t have any kind of parental involvement or adult help. We just went out there. We had to build everything. We had to contact vendors. We have sponsors for the event, racket companies,” he said. Karagozyan said he wanted to give back after receiving amazing things himself. His goal is to raise $10,000 and as of Sunday afternoon, he’s passed $8,000. For more information, visit rallyfortennis.com.
That organization introduces children to the benefits of tennis and yoga. Alek Karagozyan, 16, loves tennis and now is sharing his passion with others. A fundraiser called “Rally for Tennis” is planned for Aug. 15 at Longfellow New Hampshire Tennis and Swim Club in Nashua. Money raised will benefit Advantage Kids, which serves more than 1,000 at-risk youth a year.
“We do it in Boys and Girls Clubs, parks and recreation, after school programs. We can set up in a gymnasium and cafeteria, so really, it’s like the world is our oyster,” said Brittany Boles from Advantage Kids. “When we raise more money, that turns into more programs.” A Granite State high school student has spread the word about a fundraiser that he and two friends have organized to help underprivileged kids.
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