West Seattle High School Tennis needs your help: Donate at the link

Can you help the West Seattle High School Tennis team? Coach Cathy Thom reports that they are in serious need of financial assistance this year. She writes, "I had a meeting with our Athletic Director recently, and, no joke, my budget is -$15. I've been able to get a couple cases of balls donated to the team from a friend, but would like to extend the offer to help my team thru the West Seattle Herald. Here is a webpage I have made with a Donate button (via PayPal):

https://sites.google.com/site/wshstennis/

If you can help, sooner is better and really any donation you can make would make a difference.

Coach Thom continues" I've been coaching the team for 5 years, and just last year was promoted to Head Coach. I was able to get two of my kids to state last year, and hope to get more this year! We had financial troubles last year, too, but was still able to get two of my kids to state. With proper equipment, and being able to focus on the kids more than focusing on my budget, I'd like to get more kids to state this year. My ultimate goal is to get this team to be top of the line. I've played college tennis (division 1) and know I've got the knowledge to get these kids in line to get tennis scholarships if desired. I'd like to open up doors for these kids (as we know, West Seattle is a mixed income area, and the majority of the kids I coach are low income).

So far it looks like I need uniforms for incoming players (jackets and shirts), tennis balls, squee-gees for the courts when it rains, and some scorecards.

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