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12th Annual Ruth Shiflett Shoes For Kids Chps Tennis Tournament
February 4 & 5, 2022

This year's SHOES-FOR-KIDS / SUNRISE KIWANIS PROGRAM benefit featured the annual party on Friday and a full day of tennis on Saturday at Emerald Point Yacht Club.

52 players played mixed doubles and singles in different age grouped divisions.

Thanks to all who participated - and to all those who donated to the program!

Jak Beardsworth has been dedicated for many years in promoting and growing the sport of tennis through teaching, coaching, special event hosting, and especially by bringing players of all levels together for the love of the game. He frequently offers his services pro-bono.

2022 Photos

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Credit: Deb Peterson Photography

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Shoes for Kids Beginning in April 2020, our 12th year of the Kiwanis/Shoes for Kids Tennis Charity tournament, the event became the RUTH SHIFLETT SHOES FOR KIDS TENNIS CHARITY in honor of Ruth, who sadly passed away July 2019.

Ruth, our player hospitality coordinator, hostess and much more, was a tireless supporter of the fund raiser and its great success, and always exemplified to the nth degree the spirit of providing for the neediest children in Charlotte County.

Shoes for Kids Project raises funds and collects new, donated shoes through numerous events throughout the year.

This year's event was hosted in Punta Gorda by the Twin Isles Country Club and presented by Thomas Gruber Creek Side RV Resort. In the 10-year history of this tennis event, a total of $49,000 has been raised through sponsorships, donations, player entry fees and raffles. This has afforded thousands of athletic shoes for the neediest children in Charlotte County, distributed throughout the school system.

Sunrise Kiwanis Club of Port Charlotte and Charlotte SUN sponsor the Shoes for Kids Project. They collect new tennis and/or athletic shoes of any size for children (pre-K, elementary, middle and high) for the Charlotte County, FL public school system. These shoes are then distributed to students who are in need of a new pair of sneakers.