UW tennis tourney set for Saturday
by Elisabetta Zengaro
Jun 13, 2014 | 773 views | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Inclement weather forced tennis enthusiasts to take a rain check for the United We Win tennis tournament at the Cleveland Country Club.

The tournament was originally scheduled for May 31 but will now be on Saturday.

“Because of the rain we had to reschedule, but it’s good news because we had more teams sign up,” said Milena Araujo, director of tennis at the Cleveland Country Club.

Araujo said 20 teams have signed up, for a total of 40 players, and the teams are divided into categories depending on skill level.

The tournament will start at 9 a.m. and last until about 5 p.m.

United We Win is sponsored by the United Way of Cleveland-Bolivar County and all proceeds of the tournament benefit the United Way.

“It is a doubles tournament, and while it is competitive, it is also pretty laid back and fun,” said Jamie Jacks, volunteer for United Way. “For the $35 entry fee you get snacks, lunch and some United Way goodies. The United Way is still trying to reach its goal for the year, and we are hoping that this tournament will get us closer to that goal.”

Jacks said they hope to raise over $2,000.

United Way is a worldwide organization based in 45 countries and territories.

The United Way is an organization devoted to improving community life through the promotion of education, financial stability and healthy living.

The money raised will go toward the United Way agencies, which include American Red Cross, Bolivar County Literacy Council, Boy Scouts Chickasaw Council, Community Counseling Center, 4-H of Bolivar County, Girl Scouts Heart of the South, Helping Hands Community Assistance, Our House Inc., Sunny Seniors, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, and United Service Organizations.

For more information, contact the United Way of Cleveland-Bolivar County at (662)-846-1646.