Raise a Racquet for Kids

Saturday, November 14, 2009 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Raise a Racquet for Kids tennis tournament and BBQ dinner/auction to benefit pediatric cancer research at the UA Steele Children’s Research Center

The eighth annual Raise a Racquet for Kids (RARK) fundraiser will be held Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Tucson Racquet and Fitness Club. RARK is a combination of tennis tournaments and events, 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 pediatric cancer research at the UA Steele Children’s Research Center.

This year, a junior tennis tournament -- the Got Love Challenge Rallying Kids with Cancer -- begins at 4 p.m. There will be silent and live auctions, a barbeque dinner, live musical entertainment provided by the Tucson High Steel Drum band and a free tennis clinic for kids, provided by members of the UA tennis team.

Tickets are still available and may be purchased by calling Mariana Vazquez at (520) 626-9773. Cost is $25 per adult and $10 per child.

  • 1-4 p.m. -- Men’s and women’s doubles tournament
  • 4 p.m. – ‘Got Love Challenge’ Rallying for Kids with Cancer junior tournament
  • 5 p.m. -- Silent and live auctions; dinner and entertainment