Turnout was exceptional at the Rodney Street Tennis & Tutoring Association’s BBC fundraiser event last night, which helped the non-profit raise a record sum — $7,500 and counting. Thanks to the marketing efforts of the 18 bartenders and volunteer team of Ashley Wilks and Katherine Maki, many tennis players from clubs all around Wilmington turned out to raise a glass to Rodney Street. And why were some folks wearing the gold medals on blue and green ribbons? Because on Friday, May 6th, Rodney Street Tennis & Tutoring Association will host Olympic medalist Gigi Fernandez at their Spring Benefit. The theme of the benefit is A Golden Opportunity. “We thought it would be more fun and tie in with our Spring Benefit theme if bartenders, Board members and volunteers wore Olympic medals instead of t-shirts at our BBC fundraiser,” said RSTTA Spring Benefit planner Gina Pike.
Guest bartending teams included Amy Barry/Alex Morton, Debi Diver/Tom Dougherty, Julia MacWilliams/David Wilks, Joe Dianna/Monica Peddrick, Kenny Beebe/Lisa Sullivan, Erin Rubato/Jeremiah de Jose, Suzanne Tamassia/Kristin Mumford, Andrew Pogonyi/Kelly Rasero, Zeke Maki/Brian Zantis