Dragonfly Foundation scores large grant from ATP Aces for Charity | Community Spirit
MASON, OH (FOX19) - The Dragonfly Foundation was among 14 charities globally to receive the ATP ACES for Charity grant in the amount of $10,000 for 2013. The Western & Southern Open tennis tournament that is played each August in Mason, OH nominated The Dragonfly Foundation for the generous grant.
The Dragonfly Foundation works closely with Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center to provide comfort and joy to kids and young adults with cancer and blood diseases. Gifting programs for patients and families, ongoing support programs, a patient/family space in northern Cincinnati, and weekly, sometimes daily, social events are some of the ways The Dragonfly Foundation "cares while they wait for a cure."
Since 1974, the Western & Southern Open had donated more than $7.7 million to Cincinnati Children's. The hospital is the primary beneficiary of the longstanding event, which is supported by more than 1300 annual volunteers.
"The mission of The Dragonfly Foundation to help young patients and families affected by cancer and blood diseases is one that marries perfectly with the tournament's charitable endeavors," said Western & Southern Open CEO, Elaine Bruening. "Their tireless efforts made our nomination very easy. We are glad to be able to do our part to help sustain The Dragonfly Foundation's mission."