Thank you to all of the tennis players, sponsors and volunteers who made the 28th Annual Morning Star School Tennis Classic an enjoyable fundraiser that raised funds to benefit children with special learning needs.  We had 110 players this year taking part in more than 130 events. With such great support from the tennis community and our Morning Star Family, we no doubt had a successful tournament.

We would like to thank Chris Cary and the Carrollwood Country Club team for being great hosts once again this year and to thank Alan Williams for running another great event. 

If you would like to learn more about our annual Tennis Classic, please contact Paul Reed at Morning Star School via phone at (813)-935-0232 or via e-mail at

Thank You.

We are grateful to the following individuals, families and businesses for sponsoring the 28th Annual Morning Star School Tennis Classic

Major Sponsor - Century Bank of Florida


Star Sponsor - Carrollwood Country Club

Star Sponsor – The Avery Family Foundation


Associate Sponsor - Liberty Elevator Corporation

Associate Sponsor – Carol L. Berlet MD

Associate Sponsor - Mr. Roland Hausmann

Associate Sponsor - St. Paul Catholic Church


Associate Sponsor – Rooms To Go

 Associate Sponsor – Florida Gas Contractors, Inc.



Lunch Sponsor – Saint Timothy Catholic Church


Lunch Sponsor – Morgan & Morgan

 Lunch Sponsor – Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP

Lunch Sponsor - Kaye Shannon

Lunch Sponsor - The Cristal Family


Trophy Sponsor – The Jonas Family

Trophy Sponsor – Paul & Valerie Reed


Ball Sponsor – MarineMax

Ball Sponsor – Patrick Lind


Beverage Sponsor & Court Sponsor - Ehrlich Animal Hospital

Beverage Sponsor - Judy & Joe Brady

Beverage Sponsor – Vigo Importing Co.

Beverage Sponsor – The Cano Family

Beverage Sponsor - The Burton Family

Beverage Sponsor – Robert & Cheryl Starowicz


Breakfast Sponsor and Court Sponsor – Nola Smith

Breakfast Sponsor – Rev. Michael C. A. O’Neill, I.C.

Breakfast Sponsor – Freida & David Hertel

Breakfast Sponsor – Marlene Evans

Breakfast Sponsor – Robert & Katina Johnston


Snack Sponsor – Jim & Holly Charles

Snack Sponsor – Dole Packaged Foods

Snack Sponsor – The Hubaykah Family


Vacation Sponsor - Sirata Beach Resort


Vacation Sponsor - McKibbon Hotel Management


Vacation Sponsor - Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel

Vacation Sponsor - Emerald Greens Condo Resort


Court Sponsor – Noel Boeke

Court Sponsor - Sky K. Vernon Enterprises

Court Sponsor – Nola Smith

Court Sponsor – Bubba and Mary Turnes

Court Sponsor – Publix Super Markets, Inc.

Court Sponsor – Joseph Almaguer, DDS, PA

Court Sponsor – Cash Register Sales, LLC

Court Sponsor - Bashor & Legendre, LLP - Certified Public Accountants

Court Sponsor – LMN Communications LLC

Court Sponsor – St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church

Court Sponsor – The Griffey Family

Court Sponsor – Safeguard Crates and Transport, Inc.

Court Sponsor – St. Mary Catholic Church

Court Sponsor – Sylvia Birkin

Court Sponsor – Espiritu Santo Catholic Church

Court Sponsor – Most Holy Redeemer Church

Court Sponsor – Children’s Choice For Therapy

Court Sponsor - The Lundquist Family

Court Sponsor – Guardian Information Services, Inc.

Court Sponsor – Paul & Valerie Reed

Court Sponsor – Frank & Jacqueline Reed

Court Sponsor – Mary Jane & Andrew Burke

Court Sponsor – Dr. Ralph W. Fortson

Court Sponsor – The Sekirime Family

Court Sponsor – The James Family

Court Sponsor – The Vernon Family

Court Sponsor - The Ferret Family

Court Sponsor - The Hernandez Family

Court Sponsor - The Dykstra Family

Court Sponsor - Ehrlich Animal Hospital

Court Sponsor - The Calimano Family

Court Sponsor - Nick & Melanie Reader

Court Sponsor - The Paulina Ruiz Family

Court Sponsor - The Lowry Family

Court Sponsor - Calvery Services, Corp.

Court Sponsor - Diane Rocco

Court Sponsor - The Dinka Family

Court Sponsor - Astra Products Co.

Court Sponsor - Patricia Shelton

Court Sponsor - Emily Camarena

Court Sponsor - Dora Camarena

Court Sponsor - Doug Howell

Court Sponsor - The Favret Family

Court Sponsor - Julian & Oliver Ortiz

Court Sponsor - The Aceves Family

Court Sponsor - The Jade Cummings Family

Court Sponsor - The Tania Barbre Family

Court Sponsor - REVIVE - Therapeutic Massage & Esthetics (Essential Balance)

Court Sponsor - The Teachers of Morning Star School

Court Sponsor - Great Clips at Fresh Market in Carrollwood

Court Sponsor - John Grande

Court Sponsor - In Honor of Mrs. Pino From John Gleason

Court Sponsor - The McDede Family

Court Sponsor - The Nalewajek Family

Court Sponsor - Doug & Kath Rothschild


Cash Donation – McIlwain Dentistry & Ahren’s Orthodontics

Cash Donation - Thor Moody

Cash Donation - Nury Darrow

Cash Donation - The Dinka Family

Cash Donation - Calvery Services, Corp.

Cssh Donation - The Smith Family

Cash Donation - Mary & Paul Jacobs

Cash Donation - The Stoltzfoos Family

Cash Donation - Joanne Valdez

Cash Donation - Jim & Kaye Pollard

Cash Donation - Flor Perez

Cash Donation - DCS Contracting, LLC

Cash Donation - Michael & Tania Hausmann

Cash Donation - Herman Fernandez Jr.

Cash Donation - Marcia Earl

Cash Donation - Emily Camarena

Cash Donation - Andrew Mayts, Jr.

Cash Donation - Irene Adams


Gift Cards for Cakes - Wright's Gourmet House

“Dip” Certificate – The Melting Pot.

Gift Certificates - Boston's Restaurant & Sports Bar

Admission Passes - Busch Gardens Tampa

Gift Certificate – Tampa Bay Outfitters

Gift Certificates – Shells Seafood Restaurant

Gift Certificate – Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Gift Certificate - Foil Hair Studio

Gift Cards - The Armstrong Family Contributed Gift Cards to:

  • Outback Steakhouse
  • Bonefish Grill
  • Carrabba’s Italian Grill
  • Macaroni Grill

Gift Cards - The Wiedrick Family Contributed Gift Cards to:

  • Maggiano's
  • Bonefish Grill
  • Olive Garden
  • Starbucks

Gift Card - The Burton Family Contributed a Gift Card to Spa Finder

Gift Cards - The Milian Family Contributed Gift Cards to:

  • Cheesecake Factory (2)
  • Outback (2)

Gift Cards - The Anthony Diaz Family Contributed Gift Cards to:

  • AMC Theaters
  • Best Buy
  • Applebee's (2)

Gift Cards - MP Tennis in Carrollwood Contributed (3) Gift Cards to MP Tennis

Gift Cards - Paul & Valerie Reed Contributed (3) Gift Cards to MP Tennis

Gift Certificate –

Gift Certificate - Portrait Innovations

Gift Certificate - The Tropics Boat Tours

Gift Certificate - IERNA's Heating & Cooling

Gift Certificate - Pure Barre Carrollwood

Gift Certificate - Tampa Bay Downs

Gift Certificate - Century Buick GMC

Gift Certificate - Caspers Company - McDonald's - Dinner for Four

Gift Certificate - PRP Wine International - Frances Wolf

Gift Certificate - Mister Car Wash

GIft Cards - The Genessis Gomez Family Contributed Gift Cards to:

  • Olive Garden
  • Applebee's
  • JC Penny
  • Macy's

Gift Cards - The Moreno-Rodriguez Family Contributed Gift Cards to:

  • Barnes & Noble
  • The Cheesecake Factory
  • Chili's


Tent Sponsor - Jim & Holly Charles Donated Two Tents to Morning Star School


Gift Basket Sponsor – Seal Swim School

Gift Basket Sponsor - The Alvarez Family


Merchandise Sponsor – Kathy Wise

Merchandise Sponsor - Stampin' Up!


Goodie Bag Sponsor - UrgentRx

Goodie Bag Sponsor – Tom Wise and Dole Packaged Foods

Goodie Bag Sponsor – Dr. Robert Lupo and Physical Medicine Center

Goodie Bag Sponsor – Shells Seafood Restaurant

Goodie Bag Sponsor - IERNA'S Heating & Cooling

Goodie Bag Sponsor - Caspers Company - McDonald's

Goodie Bag Sponsor - Doterra Essential Oils