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Tennis for Tatas
Kim Atkins Tennis Tourney funds breast cancer fight

Grab your racket and give breast cancer a solid backhand stroke. Register for the Kimberley Chance Atkins Foundation’s 9th annual Tennis Tournament today and be part of a movement devoted to changing the fate of women everywhere. The tournament, held this year at Summit Chase Country Club in Snellville, runs Aug. 22 to 24, but the registration deadline is Aug. 10

Mixed Doubles matches begin Friday, Aug. 22 from 7 p.m.- 10 p.m. and costs $40 per team. Saturday, Aug. 23 and Sunday, Aug. 24 brings Men’s and Women’s Doubles which run $80 per team. Players each receive a Goody Bag, T-Shirt, and Lunch Ticket for Saturday. Festivities conclude on the Aug. 24 with performance-based awards followed by a celebration at noon.

If hitting the court isn’t your thing, you can still participate by finding a sponsorship, ranging from $100 to $5,000, that works for your budget.

Proceeds go toward fighting breast cancer by providing women with the tools for “early detection and education about prevention, treatment options, and recovery,” according to KCAF’s website. Inspired by the life of Kimberley Chance Atkins, a wife, mother, and teacher who lost her life to breast cancer at the age of 32, the KCAF hosts several events a year to fund vouchers for mammograms in Newton and Rockdale counties.

“It is thanks to sponsors, supporters and volunteers like those associated with the Kimberley Chance Atkins Foundation that the funding for these potentially life-saving mammograms have been provided,” said a Rockdale Medical Center spokesperson.

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