Terry Paukert Tennis Complex Renovation Campaign
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Help Us Renovate The
Tennis Complex at Riverside Park

Through community philanthropy, and the help of donors like you, a group of Grand Forks citizens and the GF Parks & Rec Foundation are raising funds to renovate the newly renamed Terry Paukert Tennis Complex at Riverside Park. The renovation project aims to improve the playing surface and viewing area at the tennis complex, while honoring Grand Forks tennis legend, Terry Paukert.

Contact Information

GF Parks & Rec
Jill Nelson


Marc Neilsen

Tom Spicer

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Campaign Overview
Fundraising Goal: $100,000
  • Renovating the Courts
    (Patching & Repairing Cracks & Resurfacing)
  • Adding Bleachers for Spectators
  • Adding Restrooms
    (Concrete, Fenced Area for Port-a-Potties)
  • Beautifying South Entrance
    (Reconstruct & Expanding the Walkway)
Terry Paukert
Complex Namesake & GF Tennis Legend

Terry is a Grand Forks native who was active in tennis, hockey, and football while in high school and later attended UND on a hockey scholarship and was also a member of the tennis team. Terry worked as a high school teacher for many years and coached numerous hockey and tennis teams in the community. In recognition of his efforts to develop strong, confident athletes he was the recipient of the United States Tennis Association C. Burton Junior Development Award. Despite retiring in 2012, Terry continues to volunteer his time coaching young athletes of all ages free of charge at Riverside Park each summer, which has affectionately been dubbed “Terry Tennis” by his players. Terry continues to be active in boys and girls high school tennis, volunteering his time to both high schools to assist in growing the game of tennis in the community.

Donor Recognition

Donors of $1,000 or more will have their names displayed on a Donor Wall.
(Located on the back of the south side entrance sign – facing towards the courts)

Naming Opportunities
  • Ask us about potential naming opportunities for the tennis courts and bleachers
More Ways to Give
Recurring Gifts

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Matching Gifts

Easily double your gift if you or your spouse’s employer participates in a matching gift program. Contact your HR Department for information.

Stock Gifts

Donate gifts of appreciated securities and you may be eligible for a charitable income tax deduction for the full fair market value of the stock, while avoiding the capital gains tax.

IRA Gifts

Donors age 70 1/2 or older can transfer up to $100,000 annually from their IRA directly to the GF Parks & Recreation Foundation without subject to income taxes on distribution.

Planned Gifts

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