June 2014 newsletter.

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The Donkor Foundation continues to work behind the scenes on the new tennis center in Ghana as well as building important relationships and partnerships with various organizations and schools. Our CEO, Isaac Donkor is currently in discussions with Dan O’Connell, the girls head coach at New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI), to help the Foundation succeed in its goal of student tennis scholarships to American colleges. Dan is the same coach that spotted Isaac playing in the ITF circuit 25 years ago and ultimately got Isaac a scholarship to the exact same school!! Dan has agreed to award scholarships every 2 years to two Ghanian students with the help of the Foundation. True to his word, Dan has just awarded Herman Abban, who has come up through the foundations tournaments and clinics since we started, a full scholarship to NMMI starting in August 2014. We would like to congratulate Herman and cannot wait to see his progress in both his academics and tennis!

Early this month, Isaac and one of our board members, Charl Wolmarans, travelled to Greenwich, CT, to speak with the senior tennis team at Brunswick High School. Two of our junior advisory board members, Jack Jones and Matt Majjierh-Johnson, are part of the tennis team and warmly welcomed Isaac and Charl to their school. Isaac gave a great overview of the Foundation and its goals while Charl explained what they could do to forward the Foundation’s cause. The whole team was enthusiastic and readily agreed to help collect donations of rackets and clothing to send to Ghana. A hearty thank you to everyone involved in welcoming the Foundation. We can see a great opportunity for future partnerships with Brunswick HS!

Our tennis center in Ghana is coming along nicely. The two clay courts only need a top layer of sand to be completed and our two hard courts are already finished and ready for action. The Foundation recently purchased nets and posts for the remaining two courts which will be put up as soon as the sand is put down.

Collections of clothing, shoes and rackets to the Foundation has been fantastic this year. We have four big boxes at home to ship filled with tennis items to include about 40 rackets. We also have many items additional in Greenwich that were donated to ProForm Tennis Academy as well as other private donations. Wee want to thank the coaching staff and management at ProForm who have been great supporters for 4 years now.

The Foundation is always expanding its tennis clinics in the US to raise awareness and funds. One of our main goals is to get kids active as well as to learn and enjoy the game of tennis. We have recently begun two more classes at Harrison ranch, near our headquarters, and currently have around 15 children participating. Counted together with our other classes, we are currently introducing tennis to around 35 children in our local area and raising much needed funds for the foundation.

We have also recently appointed a manager that is going to oversee everything going on in Ghana, from the building of the tennis center to corporate sponsorship and development. We hope this will help us is getting the much needed support in Ghana to get our programs underway.

Thank you to all our supporters for your help and continued enthusiasm in our foundation.

Tennis courts and Scholarships!

The Donkor Foundation has been busy with our tennis center in Ghana. We have two hard courts and two clay courts completed , with locker rooms underway. We are very excited to announce that we have assisted our first two Ghana players in finding Tennis scholarships to the USA. Herman Abban and Francisca Nyarko are…

Our new Logo!!!

    The foundation recently hired the expertise of Bold-in-design to help with our new logo. Thank you Sherry for your great work!

Merry Christmas. Thank you for a wonderful 2013!!!

  2013 has been a great year for us and this could not have been done without your help. September 2013 saw the first official major fundraising event of the Donkor foundation. Isaac Donkor, along with fellow board members charl Wolmarans and Jenny Ford and friends Dottie and Chrissy Jones and John Allred, competed in…

Donkor foundation completes Tough Mudder!!!

The Donkor Foundation is proud to say our fantastic team completed the Tough Mudder event in Tahoe, California this weekend. Isaac, Charl, Dottie, Chrissy, Jenny and Jon showed incredible team work and determination to complete this gruelling course. The cold weather made it that little bit harder with the team having to jump into ice…

Donkor Foundation vs Tough Mudder!!!

The Donkor Tennis and Education Foundation a 501c3 nonprofit charity, is competing in the tough mudder race in Tahoe, California on the 28th and 29 th September 2013. Our six member team consisting of Isaac Donkor, two of our board members-Dottie Jones and Charl Wolmarans and three of our supporters/friends, Chrissy Jones, Jennifer Ford and John…

Zimbabwe and Tanzania Clinics 2013

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Isaac Donkor and two of our Board members ran a fun Tennis clinic in Zimbabwe in July for over 60 children. The foundation has been running these clinics fro the last 4 years and are always very popular with the children, who look forward to it every year. The Foundation distributed two large bags of…

Mcleans Raquet and Health Club charity exhibition match.

Isaac Donkor and Francis Tiafoe with the ball boys and girls.

The Donkor Foundation supported its first charity exhibition match on Sunday 3rd March. Isaac Donkor participated on behalf of the foundation to raise awareness for us and to also support two very worthy charities, The Washington Tennis Foundation and Heart for Moldova. Richey Reneberg, who was world no.1 doubles player in 1993 headlined the event,…

Second court down.

Our second Tennis court is now down ready for painting!

First Court Built!!!!! Second on the way!

The Donkor Foundation is proud to say we have completed our first tennis court. A second, third and fourth court are under way. We could not do this without your support and we thank you for your help. We hope to run our clinics next year on our own courts. The Foundations November 2012 clinics…