The Capital Tennis Association (CTA), a local not-for-profit organization that coordinates and promotes tennis in the gay community, recently donated $15,275 to the Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League (SMYAL), according to Walker Chaffin, director of the group's annual tournament.
The money was raised during the CTA's 14th annual Capital Classic Tournament this past October.
''We picked SMYAL because it helps the younger gay community,'' said Chaffin of CTA's choice of beneficiary. ''Their funding has to be spent on certain things, so they can use this money on anything they want.''
Last year CTA donated nearly $7,000 to the Whitman-Walker Clinic's Lesbian Health Service. CTA's donation to SMYAL marks the group's largest-ever charitable contribution. Chaffin said it would not have been possible without the help of the group's biggest sponsors, Brandon Green & Associates and Stoney Creek Farm.