Established in June, 2014, The Fred Sommer ACES Tennis Scholarship is a needs-based memorial scholarship designed to provide students ages 8-17 with the opportunity to learn and love the game of tennis. Fred Sommer was a longstanding member of the Aspen Hill Club who passed away after a courageous three year battle with brain cancer. The ACES program, with additional support from the Aspen Hill Club, enables children to participate in Aspen Hill’s Junior Tennis Program. Since its inception in 2014, ACES has awarded over 50 scholarships to Maryland area students.
The Fred Sommer ACES Tennis Scholarship, Inc., is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization with the goal to provide year round need-based scholarships so that children may benefit from the social, emotional and physical growth that accompanies sports participation.
Schedule of Events – Friday, March 29, 2019, 6:00—10:00pm
6:30—8:30pm— Tennis Play
8:15—10:00pm—Dinner, Silent Auction and Drawing
Cost: $60 per person, Pre-registration required. Deadline to register: Monday, March 25th, 2019. Includes: dinner, one drink ticket, a $35 tax-deductible donation to the Fred Sommer ACES Scholarship Fund, Inc. and Zumba Jam or 2 hours of tennis donated by the Aspen Hill Club. Registrations are available at the Club.
Not a tennis player? Not a problem! Join us for Zumba Jam on the basketball court from 6:30—8:00pm!
Light refreshments will be available in the Main Lobby, plus a chance to bid early on silent auction items. You also get a sneak peek at all of the items you can win at the drawing, including:
AHC fitness, aquatics, tennis and group exercise classes and training at discounted rates.
We did it again! The American Hero Classic powerlifting meet on November 10th was a huge success. Raising $1,050 for Paralyzed Veterans of America has never been more fun. For many of our participants it was their first experience training for and competing in a powerlifting meet. We provided powerlifting clinics and did one on one training for many of the participants to prepare them. In case you haven’t heard of powerlifting the basic premise is to Squat, Bench press and Deadlift as much weight as you can with in three attempts for each lift. Form is critical, so the participants not only trained to build strength but also did lots of work on technique and form. If you didn’t get a chance to experience the excitement mark your calendars for November 9th 2019! See you next year.
Here is a summary of what went down:
- Participants lifted over 5 tons, 10,475 pounds
- $525 donated to Paralyzed Veterans of America based on weight lifted
- We raised an additional $525 through the generous donation of our members
- We had more than 75 spectators attend throughout the event
At the Aspen Hill Club we love to give back to our community and are always looking for new ways to make a difference. Throughout the year we host different fundraising drives for local charities. Keep an eye out for a 2019 Schedule of Events. In the meantime, here are our current and upcoming drives:
- Eye glasses & Sunglasses —benefiting New Eyes for the Needy (Short Hills, NJ)
Provides people in the United States with eyeglasses and sends recycled eyeglasses to needy people overseas.
- Cell Phones & iPods—via Shelter Alliance benefiting the Spouse Abuse Resource Center (Bel Air, MD) Help raise funds for a local charity while keeping phones out of landfills.