Pillars of Hope Tennis Smash


The Mitchell Thorp Foundation and San Diego Aviators of World Team Tennis partnered up to present the Pillars of Hope Tennis Smash at the Omni La Costa Resort and Spa on July 31. The event featured top-ranked professional tennis players in the world, such as James Blake, Shelby Rogers and more.

Proceeds from the dinner, tennis play, and silent and live auctions will benefit the Mitchell Thorp Foundation (MTF) a public 501c3 organization, that was founded in 2009 by Brad and Beth Thorp in honor of their teenage son, Mitchell, who died of an undiagnosed illness in 2008. The Foundation’s mission is to help families in the region, who have children suffering from life-threatening illnesses, diseases and disorders, by providing financial, emotional support and resources to their desperate situations. In addition, the “Pillars of Hope” award was presented that evening which honors top doctors, educators, therapists and practitioners.

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