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Indoor Tennis Courts, Outstanding Benefits for Sioux Falls, South Dakota

About CITC

Get Sioux Falls in the game
tennis, a lifetime sport

The Mission

The Mission of the Community Indoor Tennis Center is to create a facility for the Sioux Falls community and surrounding areas that will support all tennis opportunities, whether competitive, recreational or educational, for all players according to all protections afforded by local, state and federal regulations.

The Need

High school tennis lessonsTennis as a sport increased in participation by 9.6% in the past five years with 18.6 million people ages 6 or older playing tennis on a regular basis.

The creation of a publicly accessible indoor tennis facility is needed to serve our residents. This facility will provide a healthy, lifetime activity for everyone regardless of ages, income levels and physical abilities.

Sioux Falls has no indoor public tennis courts. As a result, our public tennis program is available for only 10 weeks each year. The closest public indoor tennis courts are 4 hours from Sioux Falls.

 

 

 

Community Indoor Tennis Center, indoor public tennis

The Plan

The Community Indoor Tennis Center (CITC) will be located on the new Sanford Sports Complex. This land has been donated by Sanford Health, making this community asset much more affordable than a typical project of this scope.

 

Sioux Falls Tennis Association plans for indoor tennis courts at Sanford Sports Complex 

Facility features

• 55,000 sq. ft. structure
• 7 tennis courts
• Classrooms
• Locker rooms
• Social area
• Office
• Bleachers for viewing tournament play

After initial construction cost of $3,500,000 has been raised through a combination of grants, foundations, business and community donations, the CITC will be 100% self-supporting.

The Community Indoor Tennis Center will provide a year-round, high-quality tennis experience for all residents in the Sioux Falls area.

 

This state-of-the-art facility will make affordable tennis available for virtually everyone in our community, including programs for under-privileged children, area school children, local colleges, adults and senior citizens.

CITC is already building partnerships with the City of Sioux Falls, the Sioux Falls Park and Rec Department, Sanford Health, Sioux Falls Public Schools, Sioux Falls Catholic Schools and South Dakota Activities Association. With support from Sioux Empire United Way's Connecting Kids and Sioux Falls Tennis Association, the CITC will provide scholarships to youth who otherwise could not afford to participate in tennis.

Leadership

BILLSTEVE METLIJerry Nachtigal

CITC CHAMBER DRIVE CO-CHAIRS

L to R,  Steve Metli, Jerry Nachtigal and Bill Townsend 

CHAMBER LEADERSHIP TEAM:  Steve Landon, Cadwell Sanford Deibert & Gary LLP;  Mark Millage, Kilian Community College; Tom Simmons, Midcontinent Communications;  Carolyn Winchell, Forward Sioux Falls,  

CITC CHAMBER PROJECT MANAGER:  Jennifer Kirby, Community Volunteer

CITC / Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation Liason,  Jen Sohre, Community Volunteer

CITC BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Lou Bosch,  Cindy Huether,  Matt Johnson,  Mike McInerney,  Keith Thompson,  Mary Thompson,  Bill Townsend

 

Economic Development

An indoor tennis center will have a Multi-million dollar economic impact
Tennis tournaments held indoors can bring a large economic impact to Sioux Falls

Tournaments

Sports tourism created by the Community Indoor Tennis Center will generate income for our community from jobs and increased tax base to revenue from tournaments, clinics and exhibitions. The growth of tennis will help create a more vibrant economic base for our city.

A Sioux Falls Visitors’ Bureau study estimated an average tennis tournament would bring approximately $300,000 into Sioux Falls.

With additional indoor tennis courts, Sioux Falls would have the opportunity to host high school, college, local, regional and national tournaments that are presently being hosted by other communities.

Visitors to our area from neighboring communities, as well as from around the country, will strengthen our retail, hotel, restaurant and service industries.

Quality of Life

Net gain for Sioux Falls

Children

Tennis creates a better quality of life for individuals, families and communities.

One of the unique attributes of tennis is that it can be enjoyed throughout every stage of life. From young to old, tennis provides a healthy, low-impact exercise option. The CITC is designed to provide affordable access for everyone.

Indoor tennis will also provide another attractive amenity for people and businesses considering relocating to Sioux Falls. While we have one of the country’s best park systems, the growth of year-round recreational facilities is critical to our community’s growth.

Children playing tennis, getting lessons

capital campaign updates

Serving our entire community

ALMOST THERE!!!!

December 2013

We are almost there!  Because of the generosity of the City of Sioux Falls, 216 Companies from the Chamber Appeals Drive,  over 100 individuals and families and USTA/Northern we have raised over $3.2 million toward our goal of $4 million!

If you have not given please consider a gift.  Every contribution, no matter the size, brings the CITC one step closer!

We need your help! Go to the pledge button and follow the directions!  Be a part of this community project today!    

 

 

   CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF OUR VOLUNTEERS AND CHAMBER MEMBERS!  WE EXCEEDED OUR CHAMBER CAPITAL CAMPAIGN BY RAISING $1,248,113!  THIS COMPLETES OUR PHASE II OF FUNDRAISING.

PHASE III WILL BEGIN NOVEMBER OF 2013 WITH A GOAL OF $1.5 MILLION.  WE WILL KEEP YOU UPDATED ON OUR SUCCESS!

The generosity of Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce members puts our community one step closer to realizing a dream: the first-ever indoor, public tennis facility in Sioux Falls located in the Sanford Sports Complex. Phase 3 of CITC fundraising begins in November with a goal to raise the final $1.5 million needed for construction.

 Thank you to our DONORS:

 

A&B Business Solutions

Advana Mortgage

Agan Drywall Supply, Inc.

Al and Carol Johnson

Amesbury Hardware Products

Andrew and Natalie Damgaard

Anonymous

Architecture Incorporated

Argus Leader Media

Austad’s Golf

Auto Body Specialties, Inc.

AvailAbility Employment Services

Avera McKennan Hospital
     & University Health Center

Baete-Forseth Inc.

Bagel Boy

Bartlett & West

Becky Fiala

Bell Incorporated

Bill and Lorrae Lindquist

Bill and Lynne Byrne Charitable Fund

Bill and Teresa Townsend

BillionAuto.com

Bluestem Capital Company, LLC

Bob and Kathryn Leech Charitable Fund

Boen & Associates, Inc.

Boyce, Greenfield, Pashby & Welk, LLP

Brandt Solomon & Anderson LLP

Brian and Janet Bird

Cadwell Sanford Deibert & Garry, LLP

Canfield Business Interiors, Inc.

Carolyn Winchell

CenturyLink

Chad and Kari Hultgren

Chris and Robin Houwman

Chris Clayton

Cimarron Label

Citi

City of Sioux Falls

Click Rain, Inc.

Clint and Eris Nielsen

CNA Surety

Coca-Cola Bottling Company/Chesterman Co.

Component Manufacturing Company

Concrete Materials, A Division
     of Sweetman Construction Co.

CorTrust Bank

CR Management, Inc. dba Culver’s Restaurant

Craig and Kristin Snyder

Culligan Water Conditioning

Curt and Glenda Hage

Cutler & Donahoe, LLP

Dacotah Bank

Dakota Beverage Company

Dakota King, Inc.

Dakota Sports, Inc./Hauff Mid American Sports

Dan and Arlene Kirby - Kirby Financial, LLC.

Dan and Janet Costello

Dan and Katie Fritz

Dan and Lydia Healy

Dana and Michelle Loseke

Daniel and Laura Donohue

Dave and Becky Nelson

Dave and De Knudson

Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, L.L.P.

David and Marcia Chicoine

David and Tracy Kroon

Delta Dental

Dennis and Patsy Holzwarth

Dennis Howell Construction, Inc.

Design Tanks, LLC

Diane and Earl Reese

Dick and Kathleen Sweetman

Don and Katie Barnes

Donald and Dr. Jacquelyn Choate

Dr. Al and Pat Akerson

Dr. Ashraf Elshami and Erin Frost-Elshami

Dr. Bob and Laurie Wenger

Dr. David and Carin Rosinsky

Dr. David and Jane Munson

Dr. David and Julie Elson

Dr. Diane Bottolfson and Dr. Bruce Prouse

Dr. Donald and Shelly Kosiak

Dr. Donald Knudson

Dr. Edward and Bridget Czarnecki

Dr. Fred and Ann Entwistle

Dr. James Breit

Dr. Jason and Susan Hurd

Dr. Kevin and Susan Horner

Dr. Marian and Andrea Petrasko

Dr. Mark and Jean Bubak / Dakota Allergy & Asthma

Dr. Patrick and Kaye Lawler

Dr. Richard and Barbara Friess

Dr. Richard and Suzanne Rauschenbach

Dr. Scott and Rhonda Lockwood

Dr. Troy and Canee’ Schmidt

Dr. Vaughn and JoAnn Meyer

Drake Orthodontics

Drew and Melissa Nielsen

Drew and Tina Reaves

Drs. Myriam and Anthony Sierra

Dustin and Anne Haber

Egger Steel Company

EideBailly, LLP

Electric Supply Co.

Elmen Family Foundation

Erik and April Syverson

Ethan Allen Design Center

Fiegen Construction Co.

First Bank & Trust

First Dakota Title

First PREMIER Bank/PREMIER Bankcard

Frank and Barbara Rance

Fred and Mary Stahmann Family Fund

Fred Fischer Memorial

Frisbee Plumbing and Heating

Fuller & Williamson, LLP

Gage Brothers Concrete Products, Inc.

Garry Associates, LLP

Gary and Joan Olson

George and Joan Sercl

George and Stephanie Gongopoulos

Glen and Amy Herrick

Gourley Properties

Graber & Associates

Graham Tire Co., Inc.

Grand Prairie Foods

Great Western Bank

Greater Mankato CTA

Greg and Kris Ticknor

Greg and Meg Johnson

Greg and Sheri Carmon

Gregg and JJ Gohl

Gregg and Julie Greenfield

Gunderson’s Jewelers

Hari Har Inc. - Hampton Inn of Sioux Falls

Harold’s Photo Centers, Inc.

Henry and Margaret Trysla

Holiday Inn City Centre - Lester Hospitality

Holiday Inn Express

Home Federal Bank

Howalt-McDowell Insurance, Inc.

Howes Oil

Hy-Vee

Independent Insurance Agents of Sioux Falls

Insight Marketing Design

Interstate Office Products, Inc

Jamie and Susie Simko

Jan and Jerry Bork

Jason and Christin Bartels

Jason and Wanda Harris

Jay and Michelle Powell

JDS Industries, Inc.

Jeff and Muriel Nelson

Jerome and Nina Kappes

Jerry and Ann Nachtigal

Jill Steele

Joe and Jennifer Kirby Charitable Fund

Joe and Lisa Eckert

John and Lou Bosch

John and Mary Simko

John Morrell & Company/Smithfield Foods

Jon and Jessie Schmidt

Jon and Joylynn Buus

Jon and Suzanne Veenis

JSA Consulting Engineers/Land Surveyors, Inc.

Kading, Kunstle & Goodhope LLP

Karen Heege

Karen Koob

 Kevin and Karen Jergenson

Kevin and Kristen Plank

Kevin and Peggy Kirby - Face It Together

Koch Hazard Architects

Kouri Insurance Agency

Krier & Blain, Inc.

KSOO - Div. of Results Radio and Cumulus Media

L.G. Everist, Inc.

Landscape Garden Centers

Larry and Anita Bierman Family Endowment

Lawrence & Schiller

Legends

Lewis Family Drug Stores

Lindquist & Vennum LLP

Liz Donohue

Lloyd Companies

Lynn, Jackson, Shultz & Lebrun, P.C.

Maguire Iron, Inc.

Malone Capital Management Inc.

Marco, Inc.

Mark and Nancy Wahlstrom

Mark and Pat Graham

Mary Jane Fenn

Matt and Mel Johnson

Maximizing Excellence, LLC

Maximum Promotions, Inc.

McDonald’s Restaurants - Sioux Falls

McDowell Financial Group

MetaBank

Michael McInerney

Michelle Katen

Mickelson & Company LLC

Midcontinent Communications

Mike and Susie Heineman

Mike Crane and Candy Hanson Charitable Fund

Mike, Cindy, and Kylie Huether

Mike Townsend

Mitch and Tracy Johnson

Montgomery’s Furniture Gallery, Inc.

Murphy, Goldammer & Prendergast, LLP

NAI Sioux Falls

Nathan and Susan Quello

Nelson & Nelson, CPAs, L.L.P.

Nielsen Insurance Services, Inc.

Novak Sanitary Service

Ohara, LLC

OmegaQuant

P & M Steel Co.

Parker Transfer and Storage

Patricia Townsend

Patrick and Kathleen McGreevy

Paul and Koni Schiller

Paul and Michelle Lavallee

PayStubz

Perkins Restaurant & Bakery

Peska Construction, Inc.

Piersol Law Firm

Pinnacle Hospitality, Inc.

POET

R.J. and Mary Thompson

Ratchford Real Estate Inc.

Raven Industries

Regina River

Richard and Ellie Sabers

Richard and Michelle Van Demark

Richard and Tamara Seipel

Rick and Marcia Entwistle

Risk Administration Services, Inc.

River Plaza, Inc.

Rob and Angela Oliver

Rob and Holly Stiff

Robert and Kristine O’Connell

 Roger and Carol Stewart

Ron and Veronica Houston

Ronald and Joanne Moquist

Sammons Financial Group

Sands Drywall Inc.

Sanford Sports Complex

Sayre Associates, Inc.

SCHEELS

Schoeneman Brothers Company

Scott and Patti Abdallah

Scott Christensen

SDHOF - Love Tennis Grant

SDN Communications

SFACF Small Grant Fund

Sharon Haselhoff

Sheehan Mack Sales and Equipment, Inc.

Sheldon F. Reese Foundation

Shipley’s Garment Spa

Showplace Wood Products, Inc.

Sid and Lee Ann Sheggeby

Sioux Falls Construction

Soukup Construction, Inc.

South Dakota Trust Company Foundation

Steve and Kathy Sanford

Steve and Nancy McLaughlin

Steve and Shannon Van Buskirk

Steve and Suzie Kirby

Steve Metli

Sullivans

Sun Enterprises, Inc.

Tara McCallum

Taylor Family Limited Partnership

Team Tennis Challenge

Ted Thoms

The Bancorp Bank

The First National Bank in Sioux Falls

The Jerstad Family Foundation

The Olson Group

The Ramkota Companies, Inc.

The Tomar Fund

Thomas Weber

Thornton Flooring, Inc.

Thurman, Comes, Foley & Co., LLP

Tiger Corporation

Todd and Patty Pharis

Tom and Amy Barr

Tom and Anna Clayton

Tom and Kerry Boetel

Tom and Melissa Howes

TRANE

Troy and Karen Leonard

Tyler and Michelle Haahr

U.S. Bank, N.A.

UBS Matching Gift Program

University of Sioux Falls

USTA Northern

Waterbury Heating and Cooling, Inc.

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

Williams Insurance Agency

Wollman Insurance Group

Woods, Fuller, Shultz & Smith P.C.

Workplace IT Management

Xcel Energy

THANK YOU TO OUR VOLUNTEERS

 Aaron Boyd

Al Johnson

Anne Scherschligt-Haber

Ashley Thompson

Barb Rance

Bill Townsend

Bob Thimjon

Brad Coleman

Brendon Groen

Bruce Berger

Carolyn Winchell

Chris Conrad

Chris Dummermuth

Cindy Huether

Curt Hage

Dan Fritz

Dan Kirby

Darrin Smith

Dave Darr

Dave Knudson

Dave Thompson

Donna McCarthy

Drew Reaves

Gil Haugan

Jamie Simko

Jeff Hazard

Jeff Nelson

Jen Sohre

Jennifer Kirby

Jerry Nachtigal

Jessie Schmidt

Joe Kirby

John Simko

Julie Greenfield

Kate Barnes

Keith Thompson

Kent Cutler

Kevin Garry

Koni Schiller

Kris Ticknor

Kylie Huether

Larry Hamre

Lisa Whitney

Liz Donohue

Lou Bosch

Mark Millage

Mary Thompson

Matt Johnson

Matt Link

Michael Bender

Michelle Katen

Mike Huether

Mike Jamison

Mike McInerney

Mike Teslow

Pat Berry

Randy Strattong

Rick Entwistle

Rick Gourley

Rick Weber

Ruth Krystopolski

Sheldon Koski

Shelly Gardner

Stephanie Alt

Steve Kirby

Steve Landon

Steve Metli

Steve VanBuskirk

Steve Vlk

Terry Baloun

Tim Dardis

Tom Burchill

Tom Simmons

Tracy Kroon

Troy Leonard

 Special thanks to Cindy Elifrits Peterson, Maximizing Excellence LLC.

 

 

 

 

 

YOU ARE INVITED 

 

PRESS CONFERENCE/THE BIG REVEAL

 

When:             Monday, September 9, 2013  4:30 PM

Where:           McKennan Park Tennis Shelter

                        21st Street & S. 4th Avenue (NE corner of McKennan Park)

 The Community Indoor Tennis Center recently completed its $1 million community appeal through the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce.  The press and public are invited to attend Monday’s press conference to hear CITC campaign co-chairs Steve Metli, Jerry Nachtigal and Bill Townsend share the results of the Chamber Appeal as well as the timeline for making indoor tennis a reality in Sioux Falls.

 The Chamber Appeal is Phase 2 of a 3 phase fundraising effort to build the first public, indoor tennis center in Sioux Falls.  It will be located at the Sanford Sports Complex.  This press conference will include information on the third and final phase of fundraising on this $4 million facility.

 We look forward to seeing you on Monday at 4:30 PM when we will share this information about the CITC and answer your questions.

 

 

 

JULY 28th.. $965,510....with several asks out we are sure to hit our goal....check back! Almost there!

 JULY 19th....$923,010 and climbing.....

JULY 15th ...Congratulations to our Volunteers!  We are getting closer to our goal!  $904,810

JULY 2ND...We are well on our way....but need your help to make a strong finish.  $862,000  have been raised to date!  We have 3 more weeks to make our goal and we need your donation.  ANY amount is welcome! 

  Watch and listen for the following Interviews and Media Highlights in the next week!

Tues, July 9th/ 3:35 pm......ESPN 99.1 with Jeff Thurn call-in radio interview

Wed, July 10th/ 6:25 am......KDLT-TV live interview with Cindy Huether and Steve Metli

Wed, July 10th/ 5:00 pm.....KSOO radio  Live interview with Cindy Huether and Bill Townsend

Future Highlights coming with KELO-TV and the ARGUS LEADER....

 

 

 

 JUNE 19TH....GREAT NEWS!  AS OF TODAY THE CITC CHAMBER CAMPAIGN HAS PASSED THE $800,000 MARK IN PLEDGES AND VERBAL COMMITMENTS !!!!! THERE IS STILL A LOT OF WORK TO BE DONE TO REACH OUR GOAL OF $1 MILLION.  THE DEADLINE FOR OUR DRIVE IS JULY 31, 2013. 

IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY PLEDGED PLEASE DO SO NOW ON OUR WEBSITE. CLICK ON DONATE !  THIS IS A COMMUNITY PROJECT AND WE NEED YOUR HELP!

JUNE 18th...Please be sure to follow  updates and interviews with our Chamber Leadership Team: Bill Townsend, Steve Nachtigal and Steve Metli , Jennifer Kirby, Matt Johnson, Cindy Huether

  Tune in to..... KWSN-AM Sports Talk with Craig Mattick and Stu Whitney- 4:40 pm ( THURSDAY, JUNE 20TH)

                        CALLING ALL SPORTS with Ovenden and Henriksen- 2:00 pm ( WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26th)

                        

 

JUNE 16th....$782,010 in verbal commitments and pledges for CITC Fund Drive.

 

JUNE 10th.......In a recent email  to our volunteers. Jennifer Kirby, CITC Chamber Drive Coordinator  stated,  "It's a very exciting time in our campaign because we have now reached 75% of our goal!! That's amazing progress! We've achieved this success because of *your* hard work. Over 200 calls have been completed. Dozens of calls were completed just last week!"

 

MAY 31st..... the CITC Chamber Drive has raised $746,860 in pledges.

 

$10,000 Donation Kicks off Capital Campaign

 Christine Nichols from USTA Northern presented the CITC a check in the amount of $10,000,  April 2nd at the Kick-off Event

 

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As of 4/36/13, one in every five calls have been completed!  Great work team!  Of calls completed, 78% have said “yes.”  Many have given the ask amount.  We have seen instances where businesses even give more than was asked.

This is a tremendous start.  But it is only the start.  Even with our great momentum, 238 businesses are still waiting for their initial contact.  And as many of you are finding out, getting in touch with your contacts sometimes can take a bit of time. The earlier you reach out, the better.