Creating those moments, those opportunities for children to
imagine what they could be is magical in its long term impact.
THIS IS WHY THE MARDY FISH CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION EXISTS.
INVESTING IN MFCF IS AN INVESTMENT IN A CHILD’S FUTURE, IN THEIR DREAMS AND IN THEIR ASPIRATIONS.
THE RETURNS MAY NOT BE REALIZED FOR YEARS, BUT
PLANTING JUST ONE SEED CAN SOMETIMES GROW INTO
THE MOST IMPORTANT DECISION
YOU WILL EVER MAKE.
MORE THAN TENNIS
THE MARDY FISH CHILDREN'S FOUNDATION PROVIDES A RICH CURRICULUM OF CREATIVE PROGRAMS.
These programs embrace and incorporate the principles outlined in Mardy's Six Healthy Habits as our core principles. Each of our programs are designed to balance youth development while enriching children's lives through physical activity and nutritional education. Our focus on Mardy's Six Healthy Habits as MFCF's core principles, which are endorsed by several leading Vero Beach pediatricians, lays a strong foundation to build the competencies necessary for the future of our two major programs: Kids on Court and Kids in Motion.
KIDS ON COURT
Kids on Court in partnership with LOTA Sports offers year round tennis programs to all students of Indian River County. Reaching more than 1000 children each year, Kids on Court teaches the fundamentals of tennis while instilling life building skills such as Mardy’s Six Healthy Habits, good sportsmanship and good listening. SIGN UP NOW!
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KIDS IN MOTION
Kids in Motion is a grant-based enrichment program provided to individual Indian River County elementary schools through the Mardy Fish Children’s Foundation. The MFCF is looking to provide opportunities for schools to offer quality programs to their students encompassing the value of Mardy’s Six Healthy Habits.
"Exercise is the single most powerful tool that we have to optimize the function of our brains." Dr. John Ratey Spark
HELPING OUR CHILDREN GROW HEALTHY AND STRONG!
All funding comes from generous individuals, foundations and corporations. If you are interested in supporting our children and the mission of the Mardy Fish Children's Foundation and would like to make a donation, below are several ways to give.
For other opportunities to donate such as stock donations or a legacy gift,
please call us at 866-633-4070
Make checks payable tthe
Mardyhy Fish Children's Foundation
Mail checks to:
P.O. Box 648158
Vero Beach, FL 32964 USA
PAY BY CREDIT CAR
Sponsor a program or event:
Call our office at 866-633-4070
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The donations received will be invested back into the Children of Indian River County to provide enrichment, health, and fitness after school programs.
Learn more about the
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for the Mardy Fish Children's Foundation.
The Mardy Fish Children's Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.
"Tennis players scored higher in vigor, optimism and self-esteem while scoring lower in depression, anger, confusion, anxiety and tension than other athletes and non-athletes according to Dr. Joan Finn and colleagues at Southern Connecticut State University"
Jack L. Groppel, Ph.D. USTA.COM
Founded by Mardy Fish, the former # 7 tennis player in the World, the Mardy Fish Children's Foundation collaborated with Pelican Island Elementary School in the Fall of 2007 providing enrichment and tennis programs. These programs provided a safe environment for children to go and participate in such activities as music, dance, art and sports. The Foundation has since grown to 15 elementary schools and 4 middle schools currently serving over 2,500 children in K-8th Grade.
The Foundation is now stronger than ever, with the recruitment of new leadership, the addition of more volunteers and advisors; and a new, heightened commitment and partnership with schools, teachers, families and community. This enables the Foundation to teach children to make better choices, empowering them by encouraging physical fitness, emphasizing healthy eating habits, and explaining how to have a positive self-image.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Mardy Fish - President
Tom Fish - Chairman
Joseph Pappalardo - Director
PO Box 648158, Vero Beach, FL 32964 USA
"Since tennis requires alertness and tactical thinking, it may generate new connections between nerves in the brain and thus promote a lifetime of continuing development of the brain, reported scientists at the University of Illinois." Jack L. Groppel, Ph.D. USTA.COM
In partnership with the School District of Indian River County, MFCF provides children opportunities to participate in fitness, nutritional and enrichment programs to prepare them to live healthy and productive lives.
We use sports as our textbook but teaching a child the skills to learn to reach beyond their grasp is the most important lesson we will ever deliver.
WHAT WE DO
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