Record participation highlights Lobbin’ for Literacy tennis tourney
June 23 2010
By: Dave Marler
Tennis tournament award winners
More than 130 tennis players, young and old, recently turned out to raise a racket for literacy by participating in the seventh annual Charlie Joseph’s CLCP Lobbin’ for Literacy Tennis Tournament. Special thanks go to tournament organizers Bill Champion, Cheryl Pitts and all the tennis staff who, despite record participation, did their usual wonderful job of conducting a first-class competition.
The tournament could not happen without the generous support of Joey and Paula Keeth who once again served as title sponsor and provided every participant a certificate for lunch at Charlie Joseph’s. What a great incentive to support literacy!!!!
Other support was provided by Documents LLC and Tommy Hutchinson CPA, PC as silver sponsors: Mountville Mills and Hawkins Oil Company as patron sponsors, and CB&T, C’Sons Restaurant, J. Hunt Salon and West Georgia Health; all of whom provided door prizes.
“Each of the organizers and sponsors recognize the importance of literacy in our community,” said Debbie Burdette, Executive Director of Troup CLCP. “Their generous donations of time, talents and treasure demonstrate their commitment to eliminating illiteracy in Troup County.”
Proceeds from the tournament will be used to sustain the Troup County CLCP Summer Reading Program in the Benjamin Harvey Hill and Lucy Morgan communities. Held during the months of June and July, the CLCP Summer Reading Program provides books, arts and crafts supplies, school supplies and snacks for participating children.
Mama Jama and other special guests provide the children with stories and encouragement to continue reading during the summer months. New and gently used books are given to the children to read during the summer months while they are out of school.
Thanks to everyone that participated, spectated or donated. Together, we are all part of the Literacy Solution in Troup County where our efforts are changing our community one life at a time.