And the winner is…

The big winner at our 5th Annual Women’s Paddle Tennis Tournament? Girls’ education! Thank you for making our event such a smashing success!

Through registrations and raffle ticket sales, we raised a whopping $4,275! This sum will fund eight annual tuition scholarships for our KEEP-supported girls at the Kakenya Center for Excellence.

These scholarships are delivering real results to girls in rural Kenya: Not only have all 40 KEEP-supported KCE eighth-graders passed their recent national exams, they have attained the highest average score in KCE history! And scored in the top 26% nationally! This is especially remarkable given the condensed academic calendar due to COVID.

Mary (above), the top-scoring KCE student, has been admitted to Moi Kapsowar Girls, a prestigious national high school. Mary hopes to study neurosurgery at an international university one day. Way to go, Mary! 

Please join us in congratulating the entire KEEP-supported eighth-grade class. We are incredibly proud of how much these girls have accomplished during such a challenging time.

And congratulations to our tournament winners!
1st Place:  Cheryl R.
2nd Place: Meredith O.
3rd Place:  Lynn S.
3rd Place:  Sara W.
3rd Place:  Jo V.

And the raffle prizes go to…
1. Cask Fine & Rare Wines Gift Certificate: Wendy M.
2. Deborah Ann’s Sweet Shoppe Gift Certificate:  Sophie S.
3. College Admissions Counseling Session with InterviewMama:  Rebecca R.
4. Jaipore Royal Indian Cuisine Gift Certificate:  Debbie S.
5. Private Barre Classes with Jenny Gold:  Kelley S.
6. Tease Beauty Bar Gift Certificate & Mini Iron:  Tammy E.
7. Katonah Reading Room Gift Certificate:  Sara W.
8. Pedigree Ski Shop Gift Certificate: Shannon B.
9. Fancy Cake Delivery from Katonah Cakes:  Sara W.

Special thanks to our sponsors at Waccabuc Country Club, La Tulipe Desserts, and our very generous raffle prize donors. And finally, a huge thank you to all of the tournament and raffle participants. We couldn’t have done it without you!