The Jim Stevick Memorial Foundation raises scholarship money for underprivileged kids by hosting an annual tennis tournament with numerous sponsors. I jumped on board in 2004 to develop a Website for the tournament and maintain it year to year. All of my work on the site has been 100% volunteer charity work. I even provide the Web hosting and domain name registration.
My goal was to create something highly practical and easy to use. In 2005, I used Paypal’s Instant Payment Notification (IPN) protocol to integrate Paypal into the online entry, and now over half the participants sign up and pay online! Everything is automated and database driven. This has reduced the cost of running the tournament and has made it more scalable. The chairman of the committee, Anthony Lee, has praised my work and will provide a reference upon request.