MTG is thrilled to announce the return of the Matthew Shepard Jam. A tennis-themed fundraising event to honor Matt and benefit the Matthew Shepard Foundation.
Never Forget! This year marks 25 years since Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old student at the University of Wyoming, who on October 7th 1998 was brutally attacked and tied to a fence in a field outside of Laramie, Wyo. and left to die. On October 12, 1998 Matt succumbed to his wounds in a hospital in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Erasing Hate Since 1998! The Matthew Shepard Foundation is a not-for-profit organization, founded by Matt's parents Judy and Dennis, that promotes tolerance and acceptance of all people regardless of sexual orientation, color, religion and culture. The organization's primary mission is to visit schools and community/religious organizations throughout the country to dispel fear, educate and encourage people to embrace and celebrate diversity. The Foundation has successfully lobbied for the extension of the federal hate crime laws to include punishment for crimes committed and motivated by LGBTQ+ fear and hatred.
Visit www.matthewshepard.org for more information on this amazing organization.
Please Read Judy Shepard's Poignant Message to MTG from 2018.
Let's get together and do our part! Join us for an afternoon of round robin tennis play and socializing to honor Matt by raising money for a very important cause.
Event Date, Time and Location:
When: Saturday, October 14th 12pm-4pm
Where: 119th Street in Riverside Park http://www.119ta.net/directions
Rain Date: Sunday, October 15th 12pm-4pm.
Food and drink will be provided and we will hold a raffle with lots of cool and exciting prizes.
Registration, Donations and Volunteers:
Choose your level:
Erase Hate - $40 or Never Forget - $60
All net-proceeds go directly to help fund the organization’s critical work.
During the registration process you will have the opportunity to give more, volunteer and donate raffle prizes for a product or service.
Hope to see you all there!