National Junior Tennis and Learning of Trenton (NJTL of Trenton), which creates opportunities for success by enriching the lives of under-resourced youth through innovative tennis, education and mentoring programs, will celebrate its 27th Annual Gala on Sunday, September 26, 2021 at the Boathouse at Mercer Lake.
Long-time supporter Jeffrey Perlman, the Founder and Managing Director of Borden Perlman, will be the honoree. The World Champion Bryan Brothers, the only doubles team to win all four Grand Slams, all nine Masters 1000s, the ATP Finals and the Olympics, will join in this celebration as special guests, beginning with a Tennis Clinic and Exhibition at 2:30 p.m. at the Mercer County Tennis Center.
Honoree Jeff Perlman exemplifies the kind of mentorship and support that make a difference in kids’ lives both on and of the courts. Thanks to supporters like him and Borden Perlman, kids have the opportunity through NJTL of Trenton to thrive in the classroom, on the courts and beyond.
Bob Loonie, NJTLT Executive Director, said, “The organization is excited beyond measure that Bob and Mike Bryan have accepted the invitation to join the celebration of NJTLT’s success in continually running programs throughout the pandemic. As World Champions, they understand the power of dedication, teamwork and perseverance.”
This signature event is more important than ever because last year’s two fundraising events were cancelled due to the pandemic. While all program initiatives were creatively adapted to keep everyone healthy, NJTLT has relied on very limited resources to offer both academic and athletic opportunities to children in preschool through high school.
Active in local non-profits and on the tennis courts, Andrew Lieu and Amy Decker are stepping up to serve as Co-Chairs of the Gala. Long-standing supporters Albert Stark and Ginny Mason are returning as Honorary Co-Chairs. The success of this event will help NJTLT continue to create opportunities for success through innovative tennis, education and mentoring programs designed to prepare student athletes for college admission and career placement.
Sponsorships – including VIP Tickets – are now available. A limited number of individual tickets at $300 per person will be available beginning August 1 until sold out. For tickets or more information, visit https://www.njtloftrenton.org/gala.