Community members helped to raise more than $2,400 during a recent fun-filled tennis tournament to benefit cancer research.
The “Rally For Life Tennis Tournament” fundraiser was held Feb. 26 at the Marguerite Tennis Center and Felipe Center and attracted 72 players and more than 100 spectators. The event kick-started fund-raising activities for the Mission Viejo Relay For Life event in June at Saddleback College.
Johnny Contardo, of Sha Na Na and Grease fame, began the exciting tournament by singing the National Anthem. He was followed by teams of two competing in round-robin style play with more than $1,000 in prizes for the top three teams. The event also included a catered lunch, silent auction and games.
The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life is a fun-filled overnight event designed to celebrate survivorship and raise money for research and programs. The event offers something for everyone – from the newly diagnosed and caregivers to friends and long-term cancer survivors. The goal is to fight cancer together so people can enjoy more birthdays.
For more information about Mission Viejo Relay For Life, visit mvrelay.org.