Raise a Racquet for Kids tennis tournament

Friday, October 10, 2008 (All day)
EVENT: Raise a Racquet for Kids tennis tournament & Italian dinner/auction

To benefit pediatric cancer research at the UA Steele Children’s Research Center

DATE & TIME: Friday, Oct. 10, 5:30 p.m.: Italian dinner, activities for children, tennis exhibition, silent and live auctions

Saturday, Oct. 11, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.: Men’s and women’s doubles match play

PLACE: Tucson Racquet and Fitness Club
4001 N. Country Club Road

CONTACT: Liz Taggart, (520) 626-7051
The seventh annual Raise a Racquet for Kids (RARK) fundraising event kicks off at 5:30 p.m., Friday Oct. 10, and continues through Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Tucson Racquet and Fitness Club, 4001 N. Country Club Road. Raise a Racquet for Kids is a combination of tennis tournaments, silent and live auctions, dinner and live entertainment. Come enjoy a fun-filled evening that the whole family can enjoy.

Proceeds from Raise a Racquet for Kids help fund the pediatric cancer research at the UA Steele Children’s Research Center.

Raise a Racquet for Kids begins Friday night Oct. 10, with a free tennis clinic for kids taught by local pros and members of the UA men’s and women’s tennis teams, silent and live auctions, Italian buffet, live musical entertainment and a tennis exhibition. Saturday morning’s events feature men’s and women’s doubles matches.

Tickets for the Friday dinner/auctions/entertainment are still available and may be purchased by calling Liz Taggart at 626-7051. Cost is $25 per adult and $10 per child.

MEDICAL WRITERS/ASSIGNMENT EDITORS NOTE: Media are welcome to cover this event. To make arrangements, please contact Darci Slaten at 626-7217.