The annual Maxim Invitational Tennis Charity event met and exceeded fundraising expectations at the North Woden Tennis Club yesterday.
The event was hosted by Maxim Chartered Accountants who brought together 32 local businesses to compete and raise money for local organisations Kulture Break and TADACT.
Returning in its fifth year it was well and truly another successful day on the court with a total of $156,000 raised and $52,000 donated to Kulture Break.
Kulture Break CEO and founder Francis Owusu said he was honoured to be involved in the event, which has heightened the organisation’s ability to deliver high quality, effective and engaging dance programs.
“The money raised today will be put towards purchasing a community mini bus to support our dance mentoring programs and to promote the inclusion of young people living with a disability,” he said.
“Our passion is to encourage young people to be themselves, to be confident and to provide them with the tools and knowledge to create a positive change within their own lives through creative art forms.”
Partner at Maxim Chartered Accountants, Mark Peatey, said the company was pleased to support the local charity.
“Today was a great outcome for everyone and we are delighted to know the funds will make a difference to the Canberra community,” he said.
The Maxim Invitational Tennis Charity event was launched in 2011 and has raised more than $400,000 for local charities including Starlight Foundation, The Salavation Army, The George Gregan Foundation and The Cerebral Palsy Alliance ACT.
(Kulture Break media release)