Sports Foundation Gets Grant
The Joy of Sports Foundation received a $1,500 grant from the Tiger Woods Foundation Inc. that will enable the nonprofit sports organization to bring a program called the Dance of Tennis to 12 recreation centers in Anacostia and the Columbia Heights and Adams-Morgan neighborhoods.
The program began in 1967 and operates in Miami, Los Angeles and Philadelphia. It uses music and dance to teach the game of tennis, trying to show youngsters how to develop nonviolent behavior and increased self-esteem.
Fund-Raiser Set for Saturday
The 11th annual Washington Cookin' Gents fund-raiser will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Washington Convention Center.
The program, sponsored by the Coalition of 100 Black Women of D.C., will highlight culinary skills of more than 200 men, including local television and radio personalities, politicians and members of fraternities and church and other community organizations.
Tickets are $35 for the "all you can eat" event, which benefits the coalition's scholarship program.
In the past, the event has raised money for Grandma's House, D.C. Women's Commission on AIDS, the Wototo School and the Healthy Babies Project.
For more information and tickets, call the coalition's event-line at 202-862-3903.