The Baton Rouge Women’s Tennis Association (BRWTA) supports a number of local charitable organizations and events that benefit the greater Baton Rouge community at large. Each year, BRWTA supports the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank with both food and monetary donations collected at our November tournament as we reflect upon the blessings bestowed on our club and its members throughout the year. Last year, BRWTA donated 3 barrels of non-perishable food items and $1452 in cash to the Food Bank.
BRWTA also continues to support St. Jude Children’s Hospital and its Ronald McDonald House with our “Pull for Larkin” Drive. Aluminum can pull tabs are collected and donated to support children like fifth grader Larkin Dorris, a friend of BRWTA, who was successfully treated at St. Jude’s for a malignant brain tumor.
Each year, BRWTA also supports the Cajun Classic Wheelchair Tennis Tournament which attracts internationally ranked wheelchair tennis players to this world class event held in Baton Rouge each spring.
In the past, BRWTA has also supported the Baton Rouge Pro Tennis Classic, a men’s Pro Circuit Challenger tournament benefitting Cancer Services of Baton Rouge, the YMCA Heart Fund Tournament, and HOPE. In addition, in 2015, BRWTA was a sponsor of the Highland Open which is a charity tournament for Cystic Fibrosis.