Former Top 10 female professional tennis player, Brenda Schultz McCarthy, who holds the world record as the fastest server in WTA history, received the Community Service Award; former USPTA Pro of the Year, Tennis Channel commentator, and creator of the “Modern Tennis” teaching program earned the Media/New Technology award and Sir William Baumner IV, owner of Smart Money Management in Boca Raton and tennis philanthropist was the recipient of the Ace Role Model of the Year Award.
Scott Williams, founder of Match Point Ministries, Inc., hosted an awards luncheon and a full day of activities during the Delray Beach Open with clinics, and a group dinner. The evening was capped watching former #1 Men’s player, Andy Roddick, compete at the ATP Champions Tour competition.
Scott is the author of “Serious Tennis” and several other instructional books plus the best-selling Spiritually Tough Tennis DVD series used each season during summer camps. “We are creating a new technology learning program in partnership with Brett Hobden in 2014 that we feel will be a game changer for tennis coaches and players,” stated Williams.
“We created these annual awards and events as an outreach to create awareness of the tennis and media ministry while honoring individuals for their contributions of service and philanthropic efforts off the courts as well as their sportsmanship on the courts,” added Williams.
MPM partners with Fellowship of Christian Athletes
MPM has teamed up with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) in the past year to do joint fundraising golf and tennis celebrity events. The strategic partnership with the FCA, using MPM as a sports-specific ministry, will expand to offer two Spiritually Tough FCA Tennis camps this summer including a sleep-away camp July 27th as well as a local FCA camp for South Florida July 14-18, 2014, utilizing the great biblical resources and materials the FCA produces. In August, Spiritually Tough Tennis will also partner with Brenda Schultz Academy in North Carolina.
MPM launches new Events Group to assist non-profits
MPM Events Group was also launched in 2013 to partner with area non-profits to assist in fundraising and event management to help with sponsors, live and silent auctions and organization. With over 25 years handling all aspects of events like golf and tennis celebrity pro-ams, to talent shows, concerts, fashion shows, prayer breakfasts, and galas, it was a natural expansion for MPEG. PraiseFest 2013, 7th Annual FCA Celebrity Golf and Tennis Classic, World Leaders Group and the Ken Blanchard Cup all worked with MPEG in 2013.
The Good Sports Magazine Show, entering its 10th year on the air features Spiritually Tough Tennis Tips with Scott Williams and has been part of the MPM Media Ministry since 2004. The Good Sports Show airs weekly, live, worldwide on www.GraceNetRadio.com interviewing coaches, athletes, and sports executives about their stories and testimonies.
Good Sports to launch TV series
The Good Sports television pilot has been filmed and 2014 plans are calling for production to start in the 2nd quarter for national syndication with fundraising underway and commitments secured from a national Christian network to air the first 13-week series.
For more information on Match Point Ministries Spiritually Tough Tennis camps, fundraising events or the Good Sports Magazine Show, contact Scott Williams at 561-210-2126 or log on to: matchpointministries.com.
Carl Foster is the host of The Good Sports Magazine Show airing every Monday from 6-7pm on GraceNetRadio.com as well as marketing executive with the Good News of Florida and Blackstone Media Group. To contact him, please email him at [email protected].