In anticipation of a past Fall Fundraising Campaign (which launched with our ProAm Tournament & Fundraiser), Junior Program participant Jamal took to the streets on behalf of The Fort to answer a pressing question: Who is Fred?
(Will we find Fred? Stay tuned!)
You might recognize some (A LOT) of Fort faces in this video about tennis in the Hispanic community. Our Tennis2College students and staff star in this testament to the power of tennis that is accessible and inviting across the boundaries of race, gender and socio-economic status.
Thanks to Josh Zenner for sharing this story!
The Fort community joins South in mourning the loss of Sha-Kym Adams
8.28.14 - 15-year-old Sha-Kym Adams, an avid football player and a long-time Tennis2College participant, drowned in Lake Nokomis in August. He will be greatly missed by The Fort community.
Young tennis star battles odds to succeed in Minnesota
7.5.14 - Junior standout Alexis Nelson caught the attention of the Star Tribune after a string of successes, which she credits to her supportive community.
Alexis Nelson is Just 15 & She's Aiming for the US Open
6.24.14 - Junior tennis phenom Alexis Nelson was featured by CBS Minnesota just before competing in the 2014 US Open Northern Qualifier.
Fred Wells Tennis & Education Center featured in "Heroes Issue" of Tennis Magazine
11.11.13 - We made it into Tennis Magazine among individuals and organizations "whose efforts have made a difference in the world."
After college, a scholarship recipient gives back
8.19.13 - One of our longtime Tennis2College students, volunteers and employees is featured in this Star Tribune article about the Wallin Scholarship, which she’s using to attend Macalester College in the fall.
Cool Things Kids Do: Blake players serve up racquets to Edison
5.23.13 - Check out a true moment of tennis sportsmanship that went viral in the Twin Cities. We’re proud to be able to say that a bunch of the guys involved play at The Fort!
Tennis program ‘hooks’ kids into learning useful academic skills
5.22.13 - Charles Hallman wrote a great profile of our Tennis2College program for the Minnesota Spokesman Recorder.
Ruben Rosario: Immigrant who survived war but died in traffic accident inspires scholarships
5.17.13 - Our own Maalik Konop-DeFreitas was one of the first students awarded a Medard Prosper Memorial Scholarship.
Chaos, dreams and Tennis2College at Fort Snelling tennis center
(Twin Cities Daily Planet)
4.22.13 - Check out this three-part feature on our Tennis2College program that ran in the Twin Cities Daily Planet!
Prep tennis: Maalik Konop-Defreitas, Aren Wilson give Highland Park 1-2 punch
4.20.13 - Fred Wells gets a little shout-out from some of our regulars in this Prep tennis feature.
Prep tennis: Class 2A boys’ bracket has a definite St. Paul City flavor
6.3.13 - A few of our players–Maalik Konop DeFrietas, Ian Olesak and Carson Hiers–are the focus of this great feature on the St. Paul City Conference’s showing in the boys state tournament.
Eric Butorac and the Minnesota Tennis Challenge
4.10.12 - Fred Wells benefited from a great event with the help of a remarkable individual.