We came. We saw. We sponsored.
We have just returned from the desert having sponsored an exciting celebrity tennis kickoff event created by Cliff Drysdale Tennis for the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells. Located at Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa, the event featured tennis greats Stefanos Tsitsipas, Eugenie Bouchard, Frances Tiafoe, Daria Kasatkina, and Victora Azarenka.
We are proud to sponsor ‘Tennis With The Stars’ in its support for ACEing Autism and Desert Arc.
A portion of the event proceeds benefited ACEing Autism’s program providing therapeutic activity and interaction for Coachella Valley-area children on the autism spectrum.
ACEing Autism was founded in the summer of 2008 by Richard Spurling & Dr. Shafali Jeste in Boston, MA. as a family run organization with the invaluable efforts of its volunteers & supporters. Richard quickly realized that he could greatly enhance the lives of children and families with autism through tennis, and he made a commitment to dedicate his career to the development and expansion of ACEing Autism.
In early 2010, Shafali was recruited to the UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment, a center that has been a leader in the field of autism research for decades. Shafali and Richard relocated to Los Angeles in 2010, and since then Richard has focused on program development and expansion. ACEing Autism currently services more than 500 children with autism across 30 locations nationwide.
Desert Arc was a co-event beneficiary. A portion of all event proceeds with benefit Desert Arc who provides a recreational and therapeutic tennis program for Desert Arc adults at the Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort tennis courts.
Desert Arc, since 1959, has been serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the community by enhancing their quality of life and creating opportunities. This vital nonprofit organization has created a wide range of programs for its 700 participants including onsite vocational training, work teams, sports, and recreation, volunteering in the community or individual placements with job coaching services at community business sites. The Desert Arc crews provide many business services to their community Business Partners, thus generating a variety of employment opportunities for the people it serves. Some of these business services include Cafeteria, Contract Fulfillment, Custodial, Landscape Maintenance, Recycling, and Shredding services.
Desert Arc’s main headquarters are located on Country Club Drive in Palm Desert, consisting of three buildings totaling 50,000 square feet of space. In addition, Desert Arc has a Recycling and Shredding Division in Indio, as well as, a satellite facility in Yucca Valley. A robust transportation system provides the people it serves with the means to get to and from home to work sites and volunteer opportunities daily.
Cliff Drysdale Tennis
Cliff Drysdale Tennis, a division of Troon®, specializes in tennis program development, daily tennis operations, and tennis management for resorts, hotels and private tennis clubs; design and construction consultation for companies interested in building world-class tennis facilities and unrivaled tennis educational programs, clinics and retreats.