Tennis event raises money for adventure

Panorama Recreation Centre hosted its first Rally for the Kids late last month, raising more than $8,000 for adventure therapy program Power to Be.

Panorama Recreation Centre hosted its first Rally for the Kids late last month, raising more than $8,000 for adventure therapy program Power to Be.

The event, held May 25, drew more than 250 people to Panorama for a silent auction and tennis exhibition.

More than 60 items were auctioned off to raise money for Power to Be, a therapy program for developmentally challenged kids and adults that uses outdoor activities such as kayaking and canoeing.

Eric Knoester, racquet sports coordinator at Panorama, describes the event as incredibly positive.

“It was a nice chance for the tennis community to get together,” he said. “[It was an opportunity] to reconnect while doing something good.”

It was the first time this fundraiser had been held at Panorama, but Knoester hopes that in some capacity it will become an annual event.