About Us

Building on Past Years’ Success

Each year dozens of Eagle Harbor Tennis players and friends join the Rotary Club of Orange Park Sunrise in presenting the Tennis4Cancer tournament.
Building off our 11-year history, the 2023 Tournament had another successful event with over 280 players and net proceeds raised of $53,000.
A check was presented to the American Cancer Society for $26,500 and another $26,500 was kept for distribution to local charities in Orange Park and Clay County during the Rotary year.
In the 11-year history of the event, the total money raised for these two charities equals nearly $400,000.

Now that our 6-year pledge to contribute $100,000 to the capital campaign of the Hope Lodge has been completed, the focus we are working towards is contributing $60,000 towards the lease or purchase of a van to help the Hope Lodge with transportation of their guests/patients to appointments at different local hospitals and clinics.

Our Story

Although the Tennis4Cancer tournament is the biggest annual fundraiser for the Rotary Club, members raise money in other ways, as well as participate with manpower at many local events.

In the Rotary year that started July 1, 2022, and ended June 30, 2023, the club donated over $36,000 to these local charities:

Clay County Rescue Mission
Defense Acquisition Professional Alumni Association Scholarships
Clay County Habitat for Humanity Leaders Build
Rise Against Hunger – Fletcher High School Rotary Interact Club
Rise Against Hunger – Ridgeview High School Rotary Interact Club
Rise Against Hunger – St Johns Classical Academy Interact Club
Wreaths Across America – Jacksonville Memory Garden Cemetery Orange Park
Wreaths Across America – Magnolia Cemetery Orange Park
Wreaths Across America – Jacksonville National Cemetery
Clay County Education Foundation
First Coast Women’s Services
Pace Center for Girls
Quigley House
Clay County Science Fair
Hanley Foundation
Childrens Home Society
Rotary Club Green Cove Springs PETS Project
Rotary Youth Leadership Academy Scholarships
Waste Not Want Not
Rotary Club of Fleming Island’s Bahamas Eye Glass Project


Rotary Charities

Rotary is a service organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide, who:

• Provide humanitarian service
• Encourage high ethical standards in all vocations
• Help build goodwill and peace in the world
• Supporting a wide variety of charitable efforts in Clay County, Florida and the World.

Hope Lodge Jacksonville

The American Cancer Society has 32 Hope Lodge communities across the country that provide a free place to stay during treatments so people with cancer can focus on getting back.  These communities provide comfortable guest suites with private baths, as well as inviting spaces with all the comforts of home, including a communal kitchen, dining area, laundry rooms, and places to gather or find a quiet respite- all at no costs to guests.  https://youtu.be/4GIjgkNSyac

In 2023 the Jacksonville Hope Lodge provided:

    • 18,714 nights of free lodging
    • Served 839 guests.
    • Average nights provided 22.3
    • Hope Lodge guests transported to treatment 870 throughout the First Coast


This is a story about Hannah;  Hannah stayed at the Jacksonville Hope Lodge before and after her bone marrow transplant.  She was at the lodge for a total of four months and rang the bell 3 weeks ago!  https://youtu.be/jyIP1AyhARk

Screenings are so important- know when to get yours!

Thanks to events like the Tennis 4 Cancer tournament, the guests of Hope Lodge have reliable transportation to get to and from their treatment.

Click here for more information on the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation Hope Lodge.