Letter: Reader is grateful for tennis fundraiser

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To the editor:

Once again our local teens are exceptional. The second annual Kataria Tennis Classic was held Aug. 14 to Aug. 17 at the Southington High School tennis courts. Founder and director, Kunal Kataria said, “We want to spread the love of tennis throughout the community.”

Their second goal was to give back to the Southington Care Center Residents’ Council Fund. Kunal and his mother, Alka Sharma, had volunteered at the care center in the past.

Kunal Kataria, left, and Rohan Kataria, center, present a $500 donation to Residents’ Council President Marion Gifford, bottom, and Executive Director Bill Kowalewski, right, at Southington Care Center.

Kunal Kataria, left, and Rohan Kataria, center, present a $500 donation to Residents’ Council President Marion Gifford, bottom, and Executive Director Bill Kowalewski, right, at Southington Care Center.

The tournament, supported by the Kataria family and friends, also had the support of several local businesses. Their names appeared on the backs of the light blue T-shirts that were handed out to all. Kunal hoped that the shirts would help spread the word of the tournament for future years.

The tournament had about 85 entries. It was obvious that all who attended had a good time. The food was as plentiful as the good tennis.

On Aug. 27, Kunal and his younger brother, Rohan, came to Southington Care Center and presented a $500 check for the Residents’’ Council Fund. Our thanks to all involved. See you next year!

Marion Gifford, President of the Southington Care Center Residents’ Council

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