My name is Elsie Fuenmayor. I live in Barranquilla, Colombia (South America). I’m married, with 3 sons and work as a music instructor in a wind band program in Barranquilla. Recently I received a Masters degree in Education from Western Carolina University.
For more than 20 years I’ve been practicing tennis and I know the benefits that this sport can bring to anyone who decides to practice it even more if they are young kids. I’m a member of the Committee of the Tennis League in my city and with a group of friends we decided to create a Foundation that promotes tennis for boys and girls that come from low-income families.
With the help of private companies of our city, a tennis court with its facilities was built in 2011. We give tennis lessons for free to kids 8-13 years old. These are students that are exposed to an environment filled with drugs, alcohol and precocious pregnancies among other threats.
Economic support to continue offering for free tennis lessons. Our monthly fees are the salaries of the tennis instructor, 2 guards (day and night) that take care of the place to prevent misusage, supplies (racquets, strings, balls) and maintenance of the place.
We offer our donors for
50 - 100 dollars = A pin that says: “Amigos FundacionTenis para la Vida”
100 - 500 dollars=The pin and a certification that the Foundation gives to all donors.
500-1000 dollars= The pin + certification+ recognition as a donor in the Foundation's web page.
1000 dollars and up = Recognition in the web page and a banner in the court.