The Milwaukee Tennis Classic (MTC), Inc. and the Al Hurvis/ADAMM Education Foundation, Inc. are non-profit foundations, based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which collaborate in presenting an annual national intercollegiate tennis tournament for men and women coupled with a scholarship/outreach program for disadvantaged youth in the greater Milwaukee area. The generous support and backing of these organizations were critical in establishing the foundations upon which the San Diego Veterans Tennis Classic (SDVTC) was created.
As a result of relationships created through the presentation of their annual tennis tournament, MTC and Hurvis/ADAMM have developed a collaborative connection with the men’s and women’s tennis programs at the United States Naval Academy (USNA), Annapolis, MD. For the past several years USNA Midshipman have received men’s and women’s wild card spots to participate in the prestigious Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Gold Level MTC Tournament. In addition to the tennis competition, several hundred young people from disadvantaged backgrounds enjoy a field trip to interact with the players and coaches, watch the matches, and enjoy a “Lunch at the Classic” which is donated by a local restaurant and involves briefings from USNA players.
When the University of San Diego (USD) announced the development of a new $8 million dollar tennis complex, representatives of the MTC and Hurvis/ADAMM partnered with the USNA tennis programs to meet with USD Men’s Tennis Coach Ryan Keckley to discuss a potential collaboration which has now become the San Diego Veterans Tennis Classic. MTC and Hurvis/ADAMM provided the initial funding used to bring the idea of the SDVTC into reality and secure tax exempt status which was received on August 6, 2019 from the IRS.
During the development stage of the SDVTC, USNA alumni and US Navy veterans stepped forward to support USD and USNA in its creation. SDVTC became the collective work of all of them, but it could not have started without the initial backing of the MTC and Hurvis/ADAMM foundation. Therefore, SDVTC takes this opportunity to thank MTC and Hurvis/ADAMM as founding sponsors of this tennis competition and community outreach event. This event would not be possible without your generous support.