Friday, 12 August 2011 00:00
The 31st annual Stop World Hunger Tennis Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 10 – a great opportunity to play tennis and help those in need.
Fortunately, hunger doesn’t affect most of us directly. Unfortunately, more than 300,000 people on Long Island receive food assistance annually. Throughout the world, it’s estimated that six million people die each year from starvation.
Over the past 30 years, Stop World Hunger, Inc. has forwarded more than $100,000 to Catholic Relief Services to assist them in their efforts to feed God’s hungry children. Assistance is provided based on need, regardless of race religion or nationality.
Tennis events consist of men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s doubles, women’s doubles and mixed doubles. The registration fee is $6 for singles and $10 for doubles. Divisions are created according to ability level and geographic location. Players schedule their own matches at mutually convenient times and sites. The registration deadline is Wednesday, Aug. 31.
Applications can be forwarded to more than 30 tennis facilities across Long Island and are available by writing to: Stop World Hunger Tennis, 53 Elm Place, Amityville, NY 11701. For more information, call (631) 789-3618.