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The 14th Annual McDaniel Tennis Tournament is just around the corner, and when we say ‘around the corner’ we mean it’s NEXT WEEK!! So mark your calendars and get out to support this fun event which raises funds for health insurance and scholarships for the players and ball boys of Casa de Campo.
Since 2005 this organization has been dedicated to providing assistance and support for all the Tennis Ball Boys and Working Players in Casa de Campo’s La Terraza Tennis Center and La Romana Country Club. Rick McDaniel explains: “In 2005 while playing in the Annual CdC Caddies Tournament I asked my playing partner, Marty Chattman, ‘Why doesn’t someone start a tournament for our Tennis Teaching Pros?’ Marty replied, ‘That’s a good suggestion and since it was your idea why don’t you do it!’ So in 2006 with the cooperation of the La Romana Country Club, we held our first tournament.”
It has been 14 years since that first tournament and it has provided the help that the pro’s and ball boys need in regards to health insurance and scholarships. This year the tournament will be played from the 6th to the 10th of March 2019 at La Romana Country Club and La Terraza Tennis Center, a competition between the professional players of both Casa de Campo’s tennis clubs; the La Terraza and La Romana Country Club. Doubles have been incredibly successful for this tournament so this will be the 4th year with pre-arranged draws, featuring 20 of the best players in Casa de Campo.
Like last year, Mr. McDaniel has prepared a very special surprise for all the attendees, on Wednesday 6th there will be an opening cocktail and a very exciting exhibition match which you can’t miss!! See below the complete schedule of events.
Donations go specifically to the Player’s Health Insurance, the Ball Boys Scholarship Fund and College Scholarships for two students. Contribution checks in dollars can be made out to McDaniel Family Foundation, and in pesos to Fundación Familia Daniel. Any member of the McDaniel Tennis Committee will be pleased to accept your donation, or you may drop it off at the LRCC office. To see and learn more about the foundation, visit their website by clicking here.
Become a sponsor, if you’re not one already, and lend a helping hand to the players and ball boys of LRCC. This year we hope the CDC community comes out to support and donate as usual! Enjoy yet another weekend of superb tennis in the name of a great cause is in store! We hope to see you all there!
14th Annual McDaniel Tennis Tournament
Wednesday, March 6th
12 pm – Sponsor appreciation luncheon 12pm at La Romana Country Club
5 pm – Mixed Doubles Exhibition at La Terraza Tennis Center, followed by a cocktail reception.
Thursday, March 7th, 9 am – Tournament play starts at La Terraza Tennis Center
Friday, March 8th, 9 am – Tournament quarterfinals at La Terraza Tennis Center
Saturday, March 9th, 9 am – Tournament semi-finals at La Romana Country Club
4 pm – River Cruise with cocktail party and raffle (Contact any member of the tennis committee for more information)
Sunday, March 10th, 4 pm – Finals at La Romana Country Club followed by the Awards Ceremony for all the players