VIVA for Children is holding its 6th annual tennis tournament Thursday, May 17 through Sunday, May 20. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the children being served by the CASA and other programs at Virgin Islands Volunteer Advocates for Children. The public is invited to come out and watch some great tennis at the beautiful Buccaneer Hotel Tennis Hotel Club courts. Matches will be Friday evenings after 5 p.m. and Saturday at 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., and finals will be played Sunday at times yet to be scheduled.
There will be a trophy ceremony for players and sponsors held at 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 20 at The Mermaid.
Matches are being played in the following categories: Men’s Doubles A, B and 50+; Women’s Doubles A and B; and Mixed Doubles A and B.
Event Sponsor Clinical Laboratories is an event sponsor; VI Lottery and Innovative are Cap Sponsors; the Law offices of Rohn & Cameron; TEAM Consultants; and The Palms at Pelican Cove are gold sponsors; Pinnacle Services; Marshall & Sterling; Ed and Stephanie Fletcher; Law Offices of Natalie Nelson; James Memorial Funeral Home are silver sponsors;
V.I. Regulated Waste Management, First Bank VI, Sterling Optical, the Law Office of Joel Holt, Denali Asset Management, HH Tire & Battery, Bank of St. Croix, Continuum Care, Cruzan Rum Distillery and Antillean Engineers Inc. are bronze sponsors.
Volunteers at CASA are court appointed special advocates. The local program has been on St Croix since 1993. It gives children an advocate to speak up on their behalf in court and in the foster care system.
Homework Helpersis a program for helping students who require remedial academic assistance, including tutoring. Many children who come into the foster care system are very bright and have great potential but they’ve fallen behind as a result of the conditions that led to abuse or neglect in their life. We also try to incorporate life skills into our program when funding is available for an in house program.
For more information about these programs, call 718-CASA (2272)