The Sportsmen’s Tennis Ball is a celebratory semi-formal annual event showcasing another year of great tennis and academic achievement at Sportsmen’s. 600+ public officials, community & corporate leaders, tennis enthusiasts, youth and their families join Sportsmen’s to enjoy great food, a unique array of 90+ auction items and dancing to a live band. In addition to raising funds each year, we honor members of our community for their leadership and we spotlight the accomplishments of our youth.


5:30 pm   VIP Reception*
6:00 pm   Reception & Silent Auction
7:00 pm   Awards Dinner
9:00 pm   Live Entertainment featuring Athene Wilson Glover

STEC Athene *VIP Reception for Match Point Sponsors
and higher level sponsors only

STEC Gala Honorees

Tennis Trailblazer Tribute

Jim & Gloria Smith

Distinguished Member Honorees

Katrina Elder Bush
Lindsey Dashiell

Community Builder




Gala Committee


Gala Co-Chairs:
Julianne Bridgeman
Camille Clark

Honorary Chair:
Anita Ruthling Klaussen

[one-fourth]STEC Honorary Chair[/one-fourth]


Sandra Almeida
Helene Atwan
Barbara Baker
Diane Barry
Phil Belanger
Mikayla Bohane
Kerry Boyd


Marilyn Chase
Armando Dockery
Kathryn Ellis
Bob Frank
Barbara Hamilton
Laury Hammell
Alveta Haynes


Conway Haynes
Rep. Russell Holmes
Pamela Huber Villari
Mildred Jones
Cecilia Joseph
Ilise Krieger
Mary Long


Carmel Mullee
Matthew Olson
Amelie Ratliff
Allison Read
Dr. Paul Ridker
Peter Schutter
Viola Schutter


Gayna Sealy
Carla Sevilla
Dr. Daniel Solomon
Jay White
Jacquelyn Wiley
Toni Wiley
Frank Williams, Jr.


Our Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors

• John Hancock Financial
• Reebok

Ad-In Sponsor

• Blue Hills Bank
• Dr. Jeff and Mandy Bass
• Bethel A.M.E. Church
• Jack and Julianne Bridgeman
• Trinchero Family Estates

Ace Sponsors

• Brigham and Women’s Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
• Plymouth Rock Assurance

Scholarship Sponsors

• A Street Scrap Metals
• Richard and Barbara Baker
• Fred and Pam Dashiell
• Colleen Granahan and Daniel Field
• Robert and Rebecca Forrester
• Robert Frank and Jennifer Coplon
• Representative Russell Holmes
• Kate and Marty Mann
• Arthur’s Sunoco

Match Point Sponsor

• Raymond and Joan Green
• Anne R. Jacobs
• Amelie Ratliff
• Dr. Dan Solomon and Mindy Berman
• Sullivan & McLaughlin Companies, Inc.
• Anonymous


Table Sponsors

• Phil Belanger
• Bill & Lori Benjes
• Ruth Birnberg & Tom Shapiro
• Boston University School of Public Health
• Kerry Boyd
• Burger King
• Marilyn Chase and Richard Chase
• Armando Dockery
• Dorchester Bay
• The Elder-Bush Family
• Traci Green
• Alveta and Conway Haynes

• Hicks Auto Body
• Mildred Jones
• Katz Family
• Gordon and Lorna Kaufman
• Anita Ruthling Klaussen
• Albert and Dorothy Lewis
• Karen Lewis
• Peter Loewinthan
• Longfellow Health Clubs
• Longwood Cricket Club
• Carmel Mullee
• Karen O’Sullivan
• Javier Ramirez

• Kenneth Reich
• Leighton Richardson
• Dr. Paul Ridker
• Daria Smith
• Sportsmen’s Women’s B Team
• Sportsmen’s Women’s C Team
• The Stone Family
• Charitable Foundation
• Targete Family
• Touré
• Craig Underwood
• USTA New England
• Frank Williams, Jr.