All levels welcome! Round robin doubles tournament play from 1 to 4 pm, followed by BBQ and awards. Choose your own partner, or be paired based on your experience level, and you will play four abbreviated sets. Bring your racket, and let’s serve up some fun for the kids!
Each year, Tennis for Tots is held in memory of David and Lynn Angell, who were tragically killed on September 11, 2001. David, creator of the successful television show “Frasier” and “Wings,” and Lynn were long-time advocates for abused and neglected children. Since their passing, The Angell Foundation has carried on the couple’s vision, generously supporting this event and the work of the Alliance.
Thank you to The Angell Foundation, City National Bank, Rosemary & Peter Casey, Jim Preminger, Beth Roberts, Bill Tanner, Brad Johnson, Mark Pedowitz/The CW, CBS/Paramount, LATC, Chris Beareton, Robert Sloan, and our many other past sponsors, players and donors for contributing to the event over the years.
Featuring Iliza and Justin Willman with more signing on!
More than 500 guests from the entertainment and philanthropic community will come together for a hysterical show to support the work of the Alliance for Children’s Rights. The Right to Laugh event has raised over a million dollars in the last eight years, allowing the Alliance to protect the rights of impoverished and abused children and youth so that they have safe, stable homes, healthcare and the education they need to thrive. Please sponsor our 8th Annual Right to Laugh event, and help us serve thousands more kids!
Right to Laugh Event Chairs
- Peter Benedek – United Talent Agency
- Peter Principato – Principato-Young Entertainment
- Kymberly Marciano-Strauss – Mini Maven Magazine
National Adoption Day is a joyous event celebrating the forever families across the nation. Four hundred cities in all 50 states perform about 5,000 adoptions in one day. Local Adoption Days are also held in Los Angeles throughout the year every few months.
History of the Adoption Day Program & National Adoption Day
The Los Angeles Adoption Day Program started in 1997 as a partnership between the Alliance, the Los Angeles Juvenile Court (Children’s Court), DCFS, and Public Counsel. The innovative program began as a solution to the overwhelming number of foster child adoptions stuck in a backlog. Together, we cleared the backlog and in doing so, established a national model for performing adoptions. Since 2000, National Adoption Day has joined 50,000 children with permanent families. Learn more.