On Saturday, June 11, at TWOS Athletic Club, the JPO Foundation held the 1st Annual James P. O'Connell "It's All About Love" Tennis Charity Event. With perfect weather(Thanks James!) over 350 kids and adults enjoyed a fun filled day of tennis clinics, a professional exhibition, lunch, and wonderful fellowship.
French Open Doubles Champions Luke and Murphy Jensen outdid themselves with their enthusiasm and excitement throughout the day. Murphy's addresses to the adults in the morning and then to all the kids in the afternoon were just terrific and will long be remembered.
Due to the generosity of over 40 sponsors and of course everybody that attended, the JPO Foundation raised more than $30,000 that will go to local mental health providers with the hope of keeping another family from this nightmare.
The event was such a success, we are hoping to bring back Luke and Murphy again next year. It will probably be in July 2023 after Wimbledon. We'll get more details out soon.
The O'Connell family and everybody at the JPO Foundation would like to thank all the teaching pros, volunteers, and planning committee members who worked so hard to make this event a fantastic living legacy to James.
We hope you enjoy these photos and videos. We can't wait for next year!