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Marcus High School’s tennis team organized their annual “serv-a-thon,” in which 100 members of the MHS tennis program — from middle school students who are the future of the program, to the varsity and junior varsity teams — completed 10,000 serves, raising money from donors who pledged contributions based on the number of serves completed by student athletes.

“It’s important for students to learn about giving back,” MHS Tennis Coach Kelly Langdon told LEF. “We’ve done this event for several years now, so they know to expect it, but I let them take the lead on it. The captains meet with the middle school players to introduce the idea, and then encourage them in the fundraising project.”

Team captains set a goal to raise $16,000 — a goal they met! MHS Captains and coaches dropped by LEF just before the winter break to deliver a donation of $4,000 to LEF’s scholarship program and the Changing Children’s Lives fund. Portions of the funds raised also went to Pedi-Place and to maintain the tennis program at Marcus.

Congratulations, MHS Tennis! You’re clearly winners in the game of life! May your trophies this season be as big as your hearts!