Pillars of Hope

The Mitchell Thorp Foundation (MTF) partnered with the San Diego Aviators World Team Tennis to bring a smashing Pillars of Hope Tennis Smash event to the Carlsbad community. Held at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa and co-chaired by George and Sherryl Jackson, the event saw 150 guests and raised $95,000 which will go toward the MTF’s programs for medical and home assistance, healing and rehabilitation, mobility van conversion, and youth leadership. The Pillars of Hope Award was given to Dr. Andrew Accardi and Dr. George Tidmarsh, for their medical research for cures to life-threatening illnesses, diseases, and disorders. Special guests included Shelby Rogers, Darija Jurak, and Maria Sharapova. Other highlights included music by Michael Edon, a live auction with auctioneer Darren Diess, and a tennis clinic from the pros for kids. For more information visit www.mitchellthorp.org.