40th Annual
Sickle Cell Tennis Classic

August 5-6 and August 12-13, 2017

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Sickle Cell Tennis Tournament History

 

Annual Sickle Cell Tennis Classic - History

 

THE TOURNAMENT

1978 -1980 Organized by the "Rodney Street Players" Tennis

Club; Founders were Alan Clark and Wilbert Fletcher.

1982 - 1983 Hosted by Rodney Tennis Association & BPA (Brandywine Professional Association)

1984 - 1989 Hosted by BPA.

1990 - 1991 Hosted by BPA & SMASH Tennis Club.

1992-2005 Hosted by BPA.

2006 -  2017 Hosted by AKA Sorority, Inc - Zeta Omega Chapter and Pearls of Hope Foundation. Inc.

PREVIOUS SPONSORS

Access Group, Inc.  Alliance Consulting, Inc
Als' Sporting Goods   Lend Lease Cars
Dupont Company     Texaco
Pepsi Cola Company  Winner Group
Beneficial  Mellon Bank
Hercules Inc.  Merchants Bank
Miller Brewing Penn Racquet Sports

 

CONTRIBUTORS

There have been many contributors over the past years. The list of them is to lengthy to list here. So in fairness to all, the list of individuals, companies and corporation who have supported this cause over the past is available upon request.

 

SICKLE CELL RESEARCH FUNDS DISTRIBUTION

Over the years, more than $285,000 has been donated for National Sickle Cell Research.

Funds are currently being donated to

Nemours Partnership for Children's Health for sickle cell disease research at the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

 

PAST CELEBRITIES

  • Connie Hawkins and Billy Knight (professional NBA players)

  • Earl "The Pearl" Monroe, (professional NBA player)

  • Chip Hooper (Tennis Professional)

  • Lori McNeil (Tennis Professional)

Tournament Officials

Watson Brown  302-239-4105
James F. Monk, Jr.  302-323-0161

 

E-mail: sctt@sctennistournament.org