The 25th Annual Gala For The Zina Garrison Academy@MacGregor Park-Houston, Texas-Sat.,Feb.18th,2017
It was the 25th annual gala to support The Zina Garrison Tennis Academy. The guest list Included : 2017 HONOREE Mayor Sylvester Turner SPECIAL GUESTS Olympians – Past & Present included: GALA CHAIRS Zina Garrison & Doug Dawson
HONORARY CHAIRS Pastor Kirbyjon H. Caldwell Pastor Suzette Caldwell Steve Albert Dave Black Daniel Cohen Kim Davis Richard Finger Jeanne Gillen Joe Gillen Jorge Lefebvre John Lucas Mark Miller Doug Reynolds John Spirtos Phyllis Williams Venus Williams.
Zina Garrison, a native Houstonian, learned tennis in a free program started by John Wilkerson at MacGregor Park. During her career, she was a women’s singles runner-up at Wimbledon in 1990, a three-time Grand Slam mixed doubles champion, and a women’s doubles gold medalist at the 1988 Olympic Games.
Wanting to give back to the community and provide similar opportunities to other young people, Zina and her coach founded the Zina Garrison Academy in 1993 with her prize money from the Family Circle Cup.
ZGA is a non-profit organization that provides a free year-round tennis/fitness, wellness, and education program for children ages 4 – 18 in Houston, Texas. ZGA operates from MacGregor Park through a partnership program with the Houston Parks and Recreation Department.
Since 1993 they have touched the lives of over 30,000 kids!
The evening included a VIP cocktail reception and a secondary cocktail reception, with a scrumptious dinner and some tasty dessert treats!
We would like to thank Zina Garrison and her staff for the invitation and hospitality for this amazing event.