Jill and Kelli at BYC KOC Adult Group Elzy and Jeff BYC cornholdKOC action KSC kid tennis KOC BYC fun  BYC guests 2 BYC guests 3BYC Guest ping pong

Wow! What a day.

Hundreds of King Street Center friends and fans made August 26 a very special experience. See King of the Court photos here and Backyard Classic pictures here!

We are so grateful to Dealer.com and Burlington Tennis Club for generously hosting a fun day of tennis followed by fantastic dinner & lawn games. Together local businesses, vendors, players, raffle purchasers, volunteers, and friends helped to raise just over $50,000! Because of you, these events and the raffle will have a lasting impact in our classrooms and in the community for King Street Center kids.

Over 240 guests enjoyed a lovely evening at The Backyard Classic. Punctuated by a cornhole tournament (congrats to the winners, Wish You Were Ear!) and delicious dinner by Farmhouse, Fork in the Road, and Shy Guy Gelato, our host committee and guests showed that you can do good and have fun at the same time.

During three King of the Court sessions, Jake Agna and fellow tennis pros challenged almost 100 players of all ages in group-games like doubles top-dog and first-to-three. We saw some amazing plays – and everyone left a winner!

The Rally for King Street Center Raffle included incredible prizes that drew enthusiastic support from the community all summer long. We appreciate all the local businesses who donated goods to the raffle as well as the hundreds of individuals who added their names into the bowl of tickets.

All of you make it possible for us to give Burlington’s most vulnerable youth a strong start to their academic year. Through your play, we are able to provide high quality Toddler & Preschool Programs, Afterschool Excellence & Teen Programs. Thank you.

Presenting Sponsor Dealer.com

King of the Court Sponsors: Burlington Tennis Club, Patagonia Burlington, Rock Point Advisors, Snyder Homes

In-kind Sponsors: City Market, Farmhouse Group Events, Nectar’s, Zero Gravity

Backyard Classic Hosts: Erica & Greg Danford, Stacie & Mark Fagan, Erik Giard-Chase, Elizabeth & Kevin Hern, Ashley & Lee Klein, Bryan & Kristen Landerman, Mike Lane & Catherine Carvelli, Jai Macker & Emma Voci, Eric & Annie Ode, Ann & Wayne Pastore, Teresa & Chris Scott, Vicky Smith & Dave Porteous, Chris & Liz Snyder

Rally for King Street Raffle Donors: Burlington Tennis Club, Farmhouse Group, Oktoberfest VIP Dinner, Alchemist, Hen of the Wood, NY Giants v Seahawks, Seventh Generation, Darn Tough Socks, Ben & Jerry’s, Cloud 9 Catering, Davis Deli Provisions, Dedalus Wine, Mad River Glen, Pitcher Inn, Ambler Design, Paddle North, Mt. Mansfield Ski Club, Patagonia Burlington, Country Club of Vermont

Raffle winners have all been contacted & received their special prizes. If you have any questions, please reach out to kelli@kingstreetcenter.org.