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The 3rd Annual Cancer Charity Tournament

The 3rd Annual Hillsborough County Tennis Association / Florida Suncoast Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure / Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (Force) Doubles Ladies Tennis Tournament is set for Saturday through Sunday, Oct. 16-17 with a Tournament Party event at each site. Tournament matches will start Saturday morning continuing on Sunday. Proceeds from the women’s multi-level doubles tennis tournament will go to Florida Suncoast Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE), supporting breast and ovarian cancer research and treatment. A portion of the proceeds will go to HCTA Scholarship and their Inner City Community Base Tennis Programs.

“Last year, with help from area clubs over 150 wonderful women tennis players, and our many sponsors, raised more than $20,000 to fight breast cancer,” says tournament director Marisol Casablanca. “This year we aim to do even better.”

At 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, clay court tennis matches are slated to start at the two host clubs: Emerald Greens (West Hillsborough) and Hunter’s Green (North Tampa) Golf & Country Club. Play will be in 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5 and 5.0 levels.

Each tournament site will host a Tournament Event Party and a Saturday luncheon. On Sunday afternoon the championship rounds will be held at Hunter’s Green. Winners from each site at each level will play championship matches starting at 4:00 PM.

Sign up today for a chance to be a 2010 HCTA/Komen/Force champion! Hurry - entries are limited, and you don’t want to miss out on the area’s biggest annual women double tennis charity event.

To register, visit the HCTA online at www.tampatennis.org. The per-player entry fee is $40 for Hillsborough County Tennis Association Ace members and $50 for non-HCTA members. For further information contact Marisol Casablanca Tournament Director at 813.997.2790 tampatennis@gmail.com or you may contact these individuals: Emerald Greens: Nola Smith reveley@aol.com. Interested in sponsoring this wonderful event please contact Sue Friedman at suefriedman@facingourrisk.org

The Hillsborough County Tennis Association (www.tampatennis.org) is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization; all donations (including entry fees and payment for party tickets) are tax deductible.

The HCTA was founded in 2007 with a mission to promote and develop tennis in Hillsborough County. The primary mission of the Hillsborough County Tennis Association (HCTA) a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization is to promote and grow the sport of tennis at all ability levels and for all populations in the greater Tampa area. HCTA supports diversity and participation in local tennis. Each year the HCTA runs fund-raising events benefiting local charities. Thanks to the efforts of the junior development committee the HCTA also sponsors local Sanctioned Rookie tournaments and a Junior Development Scholarship program where scholarships are given to families in need of assistance.

The Florida Suncoast Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure began in 1999 in Pinellas County and has expanded to a six-county area. The Florida Suncoast Affiliate’s service area is: Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Sarasota counties. To date, the Affiliate has raised over $5.1 million through various fundraising events up to 75% of funds raised are returned to the community through grants to non-profit organizations

Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE) is a national nonprofit organization devoted to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. Based in Tampa, FORCE was founded to assure that no one would ever have to face hereditary breast or ovarian cancer alone. Through our programs, events, and website (facingourrisk.org), FORCE promotes research on hereditary cancer and educates people about cancer risk, prevention, detection and treatment. FORCE’s Tampa Bay Outreach Group serves the needs of people facing hereditary cancer in the Tampa Bay area.

 

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