40th Annual Sickle Cell Tennis Tournament

40th Annual
Sickle Cell Tennis Classic

August 5-6 and August 12-13, 2017

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Sickle Cell Tennis Classic
Donates $12,000 to A.I. duPont Hospital for Children.

 

 

 

At a Wine and Cheese Reception held in June 2017 at the Medical Director's Residence at the Nemours Hospital facility, a $12,000 check from money raised at last year's Sickle Cell Tennis Classic was presented to Wilmington's A.I. duPont Hospital for Children.

 

The tournament host, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Zeta Omega Chapter and their 5013 charitable Arm, Pearls of Hope Foundation, Inc., presented this donation to be used to help fund research for Sickle Cell Anemia a painful blood disorder affecting ethnic populations worldwide.

 

Funds were raised by members of the hosting organizations soliciting patrons, ads, and community donations for the 39th Annual Sickle Cell Tennis Classic held last August 2016.  Over the years the Tennis Classic has raised more than $285,000 for Sickle Cell research.

 

The event served as the kick-off to the 2017 Sickle Cell Tennis Classic season (the 40th year).  This year the tournament will be held the weekends of August 5-6 and August 12-13, 2017.  To register, make a donation or learn more, click on the links above.