Women of Washington County are invited to step out for a day of tennis and fellowship this weekend.
Delta Cotton Belles is hosting its 12th annual Ladies Tennis Day on Saturday starting at 8 a.m. at the Greenville Golf & Country Club and Cypress Hills Tennis Club.
There is a non-refundable entry fee of $60 per player, which includes lunch and a Wine & Cheese gathering in the afternoon.
Carol Cashion Doolittle, Delta Cotton Belles president, said the Ladies Tennis Day coordinators are honored to have players, sponsors and volunteers who continue to support this exceptional fundraiser.
“I invite the community to come out to the Country Club to see not only the fabulous tennis being played, but all the activities surrounding the day. The Survivors Luncheon is extremely moving and represents the importance of Delta Cotton Belles in the lives of many,” Doolittle said.
There are many ancillary activities wrapped around Ladies Day for others that want to support DCB without playing tennis, including raffles, tribute bags, honoring and memorializing individuals with breast cancer and the Survivors Luncheon. Tickets to the lunch and wine and cheese gathering are available for $25.
All proceeds go to the mission of DCB, which works to serve the needs of the surrounding communities from providing breast health education to the provision of services and support programs for individuals diagnosed with breast cancer.
Regina Russell, Delta Cotton Belles 2nd VP/Tennis Tournament Chairman, said the Ladies Tennis Day would not be successful as it is without the many volunteers that work weeks before and throughout the event.
“I am grateful for the response and energy of everyone involved. We encourage people to support Delta Cotton Belles by playing tennis but also purchasing raffle tickets and tributes,” Russell said. “Come out and enjoy the day with lots of pink.”
The annual fundraiser supports programs throughout the year to serve women and men in 10 Delta counties, such as Pink Promise, Wrapped in Pink, Pink Check Up and Thrivers Support Group.
The Pink Program provides free mammograms to the working uninsured and underinsured; Wrapped in Pink focuses on providing services for individuals who have been diagnosed with breast cancer; Pink Check Up offers clinical breast exams performed by physicians and nurse practitioners free of charge; and Thrivers Support Group meets to encourage all survivors to live each day to the fullest and share their journey with others.
To register for the Ladies Tennis Day, call the Greenville Golf & Country Club Tennis Pro Shop at 662-332-7201.
For more information on Delta Cotton Belles and/or the tennis tournament, call 662-390-6009 or visit the website at deltacottonbelles.com
In 2007, Greenville resident Beth McKnight was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer and realized there was not a local breast cancer program. In 2008, Delta Cotton Belles was formed. Although McKnight lost her battle to breast cancer in 2011, her mission of breast health has been the organization’s logo ever since.
DCB is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to raising funds for breast cancer awareness, education and treatment for women in nine counties throughout the Delta.
Thanks to volunteer programs, including Pink Promise, Pink Check Up and Wrapped in Pink, DCB is able to pay and provide free mammograms, wigs, mastectomy bras, breast forms and more to the insured and uninsured breast cancer victims alike.