Davisville Cup once again came through, raising more than $20,000 in our annual charity event to support our favourite tennis charity: Philpott Children’s Tennis, which provides tennis camps for disadvantaged children throughout the city.
The theme for the 2023 event, held June 10, was musicals. We hit some high notes filling the courts with costumes, set designs, props and players honouring some of our favourite Broadway hits. .
Davisville Cup is an all-day event that continues into the evening. Participants are put into teams and, in keeping with the theme, come on out to the courts dressed in full costume, playing amazing tennis to the sounds of amazing music! Empty bellies are a must, for breakfast, lunch and snacks are included during the day, with appetizers served during the evening party.
An always- awesome silent auction will be active in person and online throughout the day!
In keeping with the spirit, each participant must raise a minimum of $50 , but all aim for more, much more! With 2023 added in, Davisville has raised about $220,000 to date for Philpott!
A group of dedicated individuals run Davisville Cup for our members and for the Philpott charity.
To date, Davisville Cup has raised about $220,000 for the Philpott fund! This unique event is a chance for Davisville members to enjoy a great day playing tennis while making a difference in our community.
Each participant is asked to either donate or fundraise a minimum of $50. To make this as easy as possible for you, Philpott has created a page for us that you can use in your fundraising efforts: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/doug-philpott-inner-city-childrens-tennis-fund/p2p/davisvillecup
Once you are registered for the event on Court Reserve, click on the link above and follow these easy steps:
1. Join as an individual, following the steps on the site.
2. Share your link with your network through e-mail, social media or word of mouth. Please ask your supporters to assign pledges to you. (Once you have joined as an individual, your name will appear in the drop-down menu.)
3 – When you arrive on June 10, bring either a printout or your phone to open up the page with your total pledge amount,.
Find out more below (note that you will have to log in to CourtReserve first!), or look for our booth on Opening Day! We sell out at 72 participants: Make sure that you are one of them!
This is the best day of the summer at Davisville, and not to be missed. Come back for the 2024 version.
What is Davisville Cup
It is our annual charity tournament that is all about FUN! Participants are organized onto teams and each team is given a theme. Costumes, court decorations, food and music are all part of this unique tournament. Past themes include: Countries, Davisville High, Day at the Movies, Battle of the Bands, Time Travel, Circus, Super Heroes and Pirates! We have seen cheerleaders, gangsters, rockers and hippies, cavemen, aliens, sideshow freaks, Jack Sparrow, Inspector Gadget and more. This year, will be no different!
Dating back to 1996, Davisville members have organized a charity tennis tournament to support local charities. What began as a weekend tournament food drive has evolved into an important fundraiser. Philpott is able to run a complete camp location because of the success of what we do. Take a bow Davisville!
How does the tournament work?
In the course of a day, each team will have the chance to face off against each other. Matches are scheduled at an A, B, C level so that players find themselves in competitive matches… even while they are having fun. Each game is timed and scores are calculated by most points when the buzzer goes off. Fun games with everyone competing take place throughout the entire event. At the end of the day, teams compete in our finale, “Round the World”, to accumulate more points towards their final score. This is a fun tournament and so we also give points for spirit and highest dollars raised per team member.
What else can I expect at Davisville Cup?
Lots of stuff! We jam pack this day so that you feel really good about participating. We start the day off with breakfast. Every participant enjoys a delicious Davisville BBQ lunch and is encouraged to attend our after party to celebrate our success. The day also includes a large silent auction with an assortment of items to bid on. Each participant walks away with a thank you gift and you have many chances to win great prizes. You don’t want to miss this day!
What do I have to do to Participate?
Sign up early! This event sells out quickly – then fundraise a minimum of $50 in pledges. The more you raise the better and we have prizes for our Top Fundraisers. In the past, we have awarded Top Fundraisers with a Trip to Montreal to see a Rogers Cup match, an afternoon at Centre Court at the Rexall Centre, Tennis Racquets and VIP Tickets to Toronto’s Rogers Cup.
What is Philpott Children’s Tennis?
This organization runs 13 free tennis camps for inner-city children in Toronto’s neighbourhoods where youth programming is needed. Their mission is to promote health, physical and moral well being among needy or disadvantaged inner-city children by providing skills development programs. Since 1991, the Philpott Children’s Fund has helped introduce Toronto inner-city children to tennis. Qualified instructors have taught children the basics of the game, but equally important, they have helped them learn valuable lessons about interpersonal skills and discipline. Davisville Tennis Club’s involvment allows Philpott to run an entire camp every year. www.philpottchildrenstennis.ca