Support the future of the Fred Wells Tennis & Education Center by attending the first annual FORTify Our Future Gala. All proceeds from the Gala benefit the Fred Wells Tennis & Education's Center Capital Campaign enabling us to renew our lease with the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board and continue delivering tennis, physical fitness and education programming to the Twin Cities. 

Enjoy food, drink, entertainment, games, silent and live auction and more during this fun-filled evening! Hear from keynote speaker Dan Faber, Executive Director of the United States Tennis Association Foundation, as well as Fred Wells alum Nelson Iginla who took advantage of the The Fort's National Junior Tennis & Learning program as a youth and recently graduated with a Master's Degree from the Stanford Graduate School of Business after earning his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania. 

Gala Impact
All proceeds from the FORTify Our Future Gala will go towards financing the final phase of our Capital Campaign which includes:
* Mandatory replacement of air-supported dome over back courts
* New LED lighting in back dome
* Energy-efficient air conditioning
* Upgraded parking facilities with new lighting, security cameras and 28 additional parking spaces
* New sound systems in both domes

By making these mandatory improvements, the Fred Wells Tennis & Education Center will be able to renew its lease with the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board and continue providing tennis and life skills programming to the community and our TennisWorks after-school participants for years to come!

Bid on Great Silent & Live Auction items including: 
2020 US Open President’s Box package
* 2020 International Tennis Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Tournament Package
* North Shore Getaway
* Exclusive Mexican Vacation Resort Packages
* Fort Bubble Party
* Lessons with Fort Pros
* And Much More…

To learn more about our Gala, visit For questions or more information, please contact Lisa Mushett at or at 612-252-8367.

Venue Details
Hotel Intercontinental - Saint Paul Riverfront
11 West Kellogg Boulevard, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102, United States
Our Mission: We bring people together of all ages, abilities and backgrounds to embrace the lifelong game of tennis while serving under-resourced youth with the support of the community.