PARKLAND, FL- Friday was a day of tennis, making memories and supporting Make Our Schools Safe. The morning began with a boutique, women's round robin tennis session and exhibition match with local tennis professionals. The evening featured youth round robin sessions with a special performance from the group Shine. 

The day was a great success by raising $40,000 according to Lara Jordan-Kalidyn. Money raised from the event will benefit the work Make Our Schools Safe is doing to improve school’s safety and security initiatives; specialized fencing to produce single point of entry, ballistic glass on schools, stop the bleed kits and training, Alyssa’s Law (silent panic alarms in schools), mental health awareness and suicide prevention. 

Parkland resident Rachel Rosas has attended the event both years and appreciates the camadaerie of the tennis community supporting their own through the Parkland tradgedy. "The event was so well oragnized. It was like a mini reunion of our tennis friends from all over the area coming to support Lori," she said.

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Mark your calendars for next year's event. Make Our Schools Safe will host their third annual Tennis Round Robin and Shopping Boutique Event on Friday, May 8, 2020.

For more information or to support this cause please visit https://makeourschoolssafe.org/