Game, Set, Match Gala

Saturday, September 28, 2019
7:00 pm
Lakewood Country Club


Game, Set, Match Gala

The Metropolitan Tennis & Education Group and the Alexander-Carter Family Foundation invite you to attend the Game, Set, Match Gala. This year’s Gala will be held Saturday, September 28th at the Lakewood Country Club. Live music entertainment will be provided by Let It Flow The Band. The evening provides the perfect chance to mix and mingle and enjoy the beautiful surroundings and cuisine of the renowned Lakewood Country Club.

Come be part of this important event celebrating you - who support our organizations - and the incredible achievements of our scholar athletes. Rarely is there an opportunity to be involved with such exceptional event with an even greater goal. Together, we are creating brighter futures for our youth.


Leslie Allen Leslie Allen is an International Tennis Hall of Fame honoree and member of the Eastern Tennis Hall of Fame. Off court Allen has worn many hats; including a winning Division I collegiate women’s varsity head coach, a television commentator, a Kraft Tour global media director, and a top 20 player representative on the WTA board and director of Development and Public Relations for the Jackie Robinson Foundation. Through Win4Life Enterprises and the Leslie Allen Foundation, Allen works with corporations, colleges, nonprofits, and individuals to inspire and teach the life-skills needed to be a winner on and off the playing field.


Jeri Ingram Jeri Ingram is a former nationally ranked junior tennis player. After her junior years of play she went on to play tennis for the University of Maryland where she was the 1989 ACC Champion and ACC MVP. Jeri played on the professional WTA Tour for eight years and retired in 1996. She now serves on the USTA Mid-Atlantic Section Board of Directors and is currently the Executive Director and Developmental Coach for the Metropolitan Tennis and Education Group.

Special Guest Host

Jessica Larché Our hostess for the evening is Jessica Larché, an Emmy Award-winning journalist, motivational speaker, wellness advocate and creator of the Decide to Live ® Podcast with Jessica Larché. She spends her mornings waking up thousands of families in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia and Eastern North Carolina as the main anchor of News 3 This Morning, the highest rated morning show in the metropolitan area.

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