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Tennis Tournament Benefit Local Foundation

June 4, 2009

PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) -- The Larry Mims Tennis Foundation is hosting the 4th Annual Tennis Benefit June 4-7 at the Cliff Farrar Tennis Facility in Phenix City, AL.  This Benefit has now grown to include over 100 players from an ever-growing region; this year's participants include several from Auburn, Eufaula and Montgomery, and also from Chattanooga, TN.

Larry Mims, a pillar in the local tennis community, passed away much too early from heart disease in 2006.  Larry's particular passion was helping children develop their tennis skills - skills that he believed would serve them well throughout their lifetime.  Larry's philosophy was that a combination of physical fitness and an understanding of the tennis rules and courtesies would be applicable to any situation.  To honor his memory a group of former students and friends got together and held a tennis benefit to raise money to support the American Heart Association's work.  The tournament was so popular that the students and friends formed a committee to host an annual tournament.  Each event was more successful than the previous so in 2008 the Larry Mims Tennis Committee formed the Larry Mims Tennis Foundation and earmarked a portion of the proceeds for the American Heart Association and to carry on Larry's work by helping children in the local area learn about and play tennis.

For more information go to:   www.larrymimstennis.com

 

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