5th Annual Make a Racket for the Kids!
October 6, 2021 @ 6:00PM — October 21, 2021 @ 9:30PM Central Time (US & Canada)
Come out and support the Children's Advocacy Centers of Mississippi with a fun evening of tennis and pickleball!! This great organization is proud to support twelve local child advocacy centers who give hope and healing to the victims of child abuse in Mississippi.
Please join us on October 6, 2021 for an evening of pickleball at The Country Club of Jackson. Round Robin and Beat the Pro! Space is limited so sign up today. Cost is $45.00 to play and includes a sports towel, food and drinks during the event. Cost for non-players is $25.00 and includes food, drinks and games. On October 21, 2021, we will have an evening of tennis at Parham Bridges Tennis Center. Cost is $45.00 for a mixed doubles player and includes a sports towel, food, drinks and live music during the event. Cost for non-players is $25.00 and includes food, drinks, live music and games during event. Check-in starts at 5:30pm and warmup will start around 6:00pm. If you do no have a partner please contact Liz Torricelli at firstname.lastname@example.org or 601-940-6183 ext.1005 or Kelly with Parham Bridges at 601-573-2295. We will be happy to find you a partner!
Prior to the advent of children's advocacy centers, abused children faced a maze of entities in reporting the abuse and getting appropriate therapeutic care. Families often faced frustration with the system and withdrew from the process, resulting in no conviction for the perpetrator and no healing for the child.
At our local Child Advocacy Centers, a child can relate his or her experience one time, in one place, rather than being shuttled between doctors, police, counselors, and child advocates. We strive to provide a comfortable, child-friendly setting in which a child can feel safe telling what has happened to them. Our multidisciplinary teams are made up of trained professionals whose primary goal is to reduce the burden of the children and help facilitate their recovery.
With your help, we can be One Loud Voice for Mississippi's children.