A group of kids from the Austin Sunshine Camps was in for a treat at a recent Austin Aces match, courtesy of real estate brokerage Regent Property Group. Regent donated tickets so Sunshine Camp kids could experience Austin’s first professional tennis team play at the Cedar Park Center. Twenty campers between the ages of 8-13 were able to attend the match.
“One of the girls got to get on the court and return a serve from Andy Roddick,” said Jenny Stucky, Executive Director of Austin YMBL Sunshine Camps, and “she carried the ball around camp with her for the remainder of the camp session. This experience definitely made a huge impact on this camper.”
Stucky said the experience was a “wonderful opportunity” to see professional tennis in action and “very exciting for all.”
Regent Founder Brian Talley has been having fun enjoying the Aces’ first season. “I can assure you our excitement matched the excitement of the Sunshine campers! We’re so happy the kids were able to experience Austin’s newest professional sport.”
Talley said he wanted to find a way to support the longstanding youth group, run by the Young Men’s Business League, and the tickets were a great fit. “The matches are truly fun for all ages, and we’re glad we were able to be a part of creating great memories for the youth of our community.”
YMBL established Sunshine Camps in Zilker Park in 1928, and for decades has provided children with opportunities “to look beyond their current situation and dream big.” Regent Property Group is a local, boutique real estate brokerage and an official sponsor of the Aces.
In addition to former World #1 Roddick, reigning 2013 Wimbledon Champion Marion Bartoli is part of the co-ed team, as well as former World No. 2 Vera Zvonareva and doubles specialists Treat Huey and Eva Hrdinova.
Interested in learning how the sport works? Check out this article announcing Regent’s sponsorship of the Aces.