December 12, 2006 - by
Florida State Men’s and Women’s Tennis Raise Over $1800.00 In Hurricane Relief Tournament

Dec. 11, 2006

Tallahassee, Fla. –
The Florida State men’s and women’s tennis team hosted a round robin tournament Friday night in freezing temperatures to raise money for victims of Hurricane Katrina. Participants teamed up with members of the men’s and women’s team to raise a grand total of $1,810.00.

“I’m amazed at the turnout,” said tournament coordinator, Lauren Curtis. “To have 20 people paying to be out on the courts in 40 degree weather on a Friday night, as well as the support from the men’s and women’s tennis teams, just really shows people’s desire to help those affected by the hurricanes last year.”

“I think the tournament went really well,” said men’s head coach Dwayne Hultquist. “We were a little worried that some people wouldn’t show due to the weather but everyone came out for a good cause and had a great time.”

All proceeds raised in the tournament will be donated to the Church of Good Shepard in Pass Christian, Mississippi to help restore local communities and families affected by Hurricane Katrina.

Fifth Annual “First Serve” Pre-Season Banquet Soon To Sell Out

The Florida State tennis programs will host their fifth annual “First Serve” kick-off banquet at the Tom and Ginny Futch Ballroom on the third floor of the University Center Club on Jan. 26, 2007. The men’s and women’s tennis teams set a goal of gaining 550 attendees for the 2007 banquet and are not far from doing so.

“We have already set up 46 table hosts,” said banquet coordinator Chelsey Green. “We expect to reach our goal of 550 attendees before the end of December.”

The banquet will begin at 7 p.m., with a social cocktail hour from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Prices for the banquet are $25.00 per person, $250.00 for a table of 10, or $500 for a business table of 10 (priority seating and a mention in the program will be awarded to the business tables). For more information please contact Green at cmg03h@fsu.edu or 850-644-1738.

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