LAURINBURG — The Scotland County Tennis Center hosted a fundraiser for Christmas Cheer on Dec. 6.
Enjoying an afternoon of tennis, 20 players also raised more than $300 for the local charity. Scotland County Tennis Association board member Page Pratt organized the event and was pleased with the results.
“Other tennis groups put on events to benefit charities in their areas and I thought we could do the same,” he said. “Several of us have volunteered with Christmas Cheer over the years and we hope the funds we raised will help their mission this holiday season.”
In addition to benefitting Christmas Cheer, the afternoon of tennis allowed the new director of tennis, Rod Reilly, to meet many local tennis players. Players spanning four counties and six decades participated in the event.
“It was good to see a variety of people out to support Christmas Cheer and meet Rod. I think it gave him a sense of the variety of people he’ll work with while he’s at the tennis center,” said Pratt.
While the fundraiser and mixer was the last scheduled event for 2015, the tennis association expects more tennis-related activities in 2016. Another version of the Doubles League, lessons for children and adults and more mixers are already being planned for the new year.
For information about upcoming tennis plans, call Rod Reilly at the tennis center, 910-277-2592.