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'A Day For Puerto Rico' Fundraiser to Benefit Tennis Facilities

March 20, 2018 04:47 PM

Rome, Ga. – With the help of Puerto Rico native and Olympic Gold Medalist Gigi Fernández, Coosa Country Club will host ‘A Day For Puerto Rico’ on April 14 at the Coosa Country Club Tennis Center.

Melanie Oudin
Melanie Oudin at the US Open.

Tickets for the event are available to the public beginning March 26 and can be purchased at www.adayforpr.com. The fundraiser will feature the following events:

  • Picoteo by Celebrity Puerto Rican Chef André Gómez at 7 p.m. on April 13;
  • Adult Doubles Clinic with Gigi Fernández at 10 a.m. on April 14;
  • Junior Clinic with Tennis Professionals Gigi Fernández, Melanie Oudin and Edina Gallovits at 2 p.m. on April 14;
  • Exhibition Match, Party and Silent Auction with Melanie Oudin and Edina Gallovits at 6 p.m. on April 14.

Proceeds from ‘A Day For Puerto Rico’ will support the rebuilding of neighborhood tennis facilities identified by the Puerto Rican Tennis Association (PRTA) and will help fund tennis programs for local children.

Two US Open presidential suite tickets, which were donated by the PRTA, will be featured in the silent auction. Other silent auction and raffle items include the opportunity to shadow University of Georgia Head Tennis Coach Manny Diaz for a day, signed rackets by American tennis professional Taylor Fritz and Puerto Rican tennis professional Monica Puig, and tickets to the BB&T Atlanta Open. Raffle tickets are currently available for purchase at www.adayforpr.com.  

“We are so honored to join forces with some of the biggest names in tennis, especially Gigi Fernández, to help support tennis in Puerto Rico,” said Coosa Country Club Tennis Director Juan Pablo Selle. “The PRTA has identified several areas that are in dire need of restoration after the hurricanes, and we hope this event will help bring this amazing recreational sport back to those neighborhoods.”