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Eat Play Love

Houston ISD Board of Education Trustee Jolanda Jones @JolandaJones speaks with Houston Style Magazine's Totally Randie @TotallyRandie about her love of tennis legend Zina Garrison and supporting Black children to the wonderful world of tennis and the arts. The Zina Garrison Tennis and Education Academy a non-profit organization, kicked off a competitive doubles tournament where two pairs “took it to the net” to see who would reign supreme. VIP tents were located at three locations helmed by Hell's Kitchen winners and contestants, Chef Michael Gabriel, Chef Rich Mancini and Chef Bev Lazo. A dinner and auction followed at the home of Philanthropists, Richard and Marty Finger. Author and Celebrity Chef, Jake Smollett, oversaw the EPL foodie experience. Wimbledon champion, Martina Navratilova and Zina Garrison entertained guests along with the Merlot Music of Houston Band featuring vocals from Liz Vaughn. A fierce auction bidding for a portrait by New Orleans' visual artist, filmmaker and activist, Brandan "BMike" Odums took place. There was also be a dedication of Zina Garrison's memorabilia from her 14-year professional career to the Smithsonian Museum of African American History. The Zina Garrison Tennis and Education Academy has taught tennis, health, and fitness to children free of charge for 26 years. ZGA provides 45 weeks of free programming each year for all young people in the Houston area. ZGA not only provides world-class tennis instruction, but also provides college preparatory classes, wellness and nutrition lessons, interactive garden instruction, and ACE training, and so much more! has taught tennis, health, and fitness to children free of charge for 26 years. ZGA provides 45 weeks of free programming each year for all young people in the Houston area. ZGA not only provides world-class tennis instruction, but also provides college preparatory classes, wellness and nutrition lessons, interactive garden instruction, and ACE training, and so much more!