Bali International Women's Association (BIWA) is again organizing a charity tennis tournament to raise much needed funds for nutrition and scholarship programs for the underprivileged children of Kaliasem Village in North Bali.
"Last year we collected Rp. 10 million (approximately US$1,080) which went to the purchase of 40 sets of school benches for elementary school SD Seraya Barat Bali Timur," said Mayke Boestami, the President of BIWA in announcing the tournament.
Organized by members of BIWA in cooperation with the Bali Tennis Academy, the tournament will take place April 1-9, 2006 at the Nikko Bali Resort & Spa. Open to public, the tournament sets four categories of play: Junior, Amateur, Senior and Open.
"We are looking forward to beat last year's participation of 120 to reach at least 150 participants this year," commented Joyce Nelwan, a member of BIWA’ tournament committee.
Registration for the tournament will close on March 27, 2006, with "Draws" scheduled for March 29, 2006. Registration forms are available at:
• BIWA Center telephone ++62-(0)361-285552
• Bali Tennis Academy telephone ++62-(0)361-773377
• Istana Regency Tennis Courts telephone ++62-(0)361-727862.
Registration fees start from Rp. 50,000 (approximately US$5.45).
BIWA is a non-profit organization comprised of Indonesian and expatriate women who meet on a monthly basis and undertake projects in support of the community, with special emphasis on education and health care issues.
Formed to foster friendship and understanding between women of different nationalities, as well as contribute to the cultural development of women in general, BIWA was founded in 1974 in response to a famine crisis for which the original BIWA members organized their first successful charity fundraiser. Since then BIWA has been at the forefront of sourcing, funding and carrying out social welfare projects in Bali.
BIWA currently boasts 207 members from 21 countries.
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