Tournament will raise funds for construction at tennis center
July 1, 2014
Construction of shelters for shade between the clay courts at Waccamaw Regional Tennis Center at Stables Park is the goal of a tournament planned for next month.
Open to players 18 and up, the tournament will take place at the Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, and aims to raise $1,400. The funds will pay for materials for construction of two shelters. Pawleys Lumber has agreed to provide materials at cost, and shelter patrons including Ernie Cribb have agreed to volunteer their carpentry skills for construction.
“We get a lot of requests for some shade out there,” said David Bromberg, the center’s head tennis pro. As a result he and others at the center decided to get creative and look at options to add this amenity to the facility.
“This is going to be a really nice addition, where players can sit down between games and get some relief from the sun on days when its blazing out,” Bromberg said. We’re very lucky and grateful that some of our active tennis players also have the skills and willingness to do a construction project of this type.”
The shelters will be built to fit in with the design style of the center, so it will look like they were always intended to be there.
The format for the tournament will be four rounds of mixed doubles, switching partners. Winners move up one court, while runners up move down one court. There will be a total of eight games per round.
Cost to enter the tournament is $50 per team or $25 per player. Donations of any size will also be accepted. Bromberg and other center staff hope to get 40 players signed up for the tournament. To register for the tournament, call the Waccamaw Regional Tennis Center, (843) 545-3450.
The tournament will be followed by a celebration with appetizers and drinks. Participants are asked to bring a dish to share.
Midway receives awards for education and excellence
June 13, 2014
Midway Fire Rescue was recognized by the S.C. Association of Fire Chiefs this week for its outstanding efforts in the area of public safety education.
The Richard S. Campbell Public Education Award was presented to Midway during a ceremony the association had on Wednesday. This is the fifth time the department has received the award since it was introduced in 1991 to recognize fire departments for their commitment and dedication to fire and life safety public education for the citizens of South Carolina. No other combination department in the state has received the award more times...
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