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It's A Racquet connects the tennis community to support community needs including mental wellness and suicide prevention.
Why We Started It's a Racquet
Susan had been playing tennis for a few year and Mark was a sponsored racquetball player. They would join their groups of friends with a holiday party in December each year that Susan named Its a Racquet. After some long recoveries from illnesses in their family at different times, they decided to replant this event in the least active month of the year, and give back to the community which at the time was in shock after a widespread occurrence of teen suicides especially in the Olathe School District. Without much direction and trying to create more fun for their growing and wonderful tennis community, they originally chose the active JCMH organization and have progressed into the addition of NAMI-Kansas, and made this a more public event with 3 different Racquet activities, food and auction to raise awareness of mental health needs and suicide prevention.
Susan and Mark Murphy
It's A Racquet 2020 - Overland Park Racquet Club
January 18, 2020
The 2020 event was a fundraiser for mental health awareness and suicide prevention. It was held at the Overland Park Racquet Club from 6 to 10 p.m. We had over 200 participants, many of which took part in tennis, pickle ball and ping pong throughout the evening. OPRC also provided some of their pros for an exhibition match. We also had a silent auction featuring donations from many of our patrons. We raised over $12,000 which went to our two named charities for this event - National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI - Kansas) and Johnson County Mental Health.
It's A Racquet 2019 - Genesis Health Club - OP
January 19, 2019
Details and pictures coming soon!
It's A Racquet 2018 - Overland Park Racquet Club
January 19, 2018
Our super great group of guests raised $2,350 for the Johnson County Mental Health Coalition which offers 24/7 support for our community and the suicide epidemic we seem to have . Many of our guests are planning involvement with the organization moving forward-there were 3 reps there with lots of materials. Every tennis player enjoyed the opportunity to play 41 in addition to normal tennis matches, ping pong, eat, have a chair massage, and socialize.