The RITA Foundation was awarded the Edward A. Turville President’s Award at the November 12th, 2022 USTA Florida Annual. This was a weekend of celebration, inspiration and motivation to keep leading the game of tennis in Florida.
The foundation first began as a tennis tournament fundraiser in 1996 to raise money for breast cancer research and treatment. Shortly after that, it became a volunteer nonprofit to raise awareness and money to help in the fight against cancer, especially breast cancer. Today, there are three different local RITA fundraiser events held per year to help generate even more revenue. (let’s outline those events here). All of the work done by the RITA Foundation is 100% voluntary, there are no employees or salaries involved. Everything that is donated goes directly to cancer research. Since its inception, the foundation has raised over $5 million, touching lives across the greater Jacksonville area.”