ALMONT — The Second Annual Lucky-Fox Open Charity Tennis Tournament is just around the corner.
The event, set for July 21-22 in Almont, is coming off a successful debut event which saw it raise $2,000 for the American Breast Cancer Foundation.
Lucky-Fox Open organizers Rachel Fox (left) and Kelly Schwartzkopf (right) congratulate their opponents after a tournament match last year. They are expecting an even bigger tournament for this year’s event which will benefit the Save the Children Foundation. photo by Kevin Kissane.
The tournament is organized by former Almont High School standouts Kelly Schwartzkopf, who went on to play at Alma College, and Rachel Fox, who played a season at Grand Valley State University.
"We are looking to double the turnout from the first year where we had about 50 players compete," Schwartzkopf said. "We got the word out a little earlier and figure to get more players from the surrounding area than we did a year ago," she noted.
"It should be even bigger and better than the first year which exceeded our expectations. We are looking to raise even more money than we did then."
All the proceeds from the 2007 event will be donated to the Save the Children Foundation.
The age groups are Under-12, Under-14, Under-16, Under-18, Open and Mature Open. Each of those divisions will include singles and doubles.
Anyone interested in playing or helping out with donations for the event are encouraged to contact Schwartzkopf at 810-417-0877 or Fox at either 586-453-9272 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sports Editor, Kevin Kissane has been covering sports for the Tri-City Times for over 20 years and is one of the most recognizable personalities in the area. Kevin when not covering anything from little league baseball to football, or softball to basketball, can be found on the links playing his favorite sport, golf.