Kroc Center to Host Adult Classic Tennis Tournament

June 21, 2013

The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center will be host the annual Kroc Center Adult Classic Tennis Tournament Friday June 21 – 23, 2013.  Beginning rounds start at 5:00 pm Friday night.  Saturday matches begin at 8:00 am and will play through early evening.  Semi-Finals are played Sunday beginning at 8:00 am.  The community is invited to attend the tournament and watch the best tennis players in the Upstate compete.

Staff members share that 160 participants are anticipated to play in the tournament, which includes Men’s and Women’s Singles and Doubles, and Mixed Doubles.

“This is just another great opportunity for ministry at The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center” shares Major Kent Davis, Area Commander and Senior Kroc Officer.

The Kroc Tennis Center is a 16 court lighted tennis facility; the largest in the Upstate, boasting 8 clay courts along with 8 hard courts.  The Tennis House features a veranda with 360 degree viewing; perfect for the community to watch some spectacular tennis throughout the weekend.

Steve Cook, Director of Tennis, will be available for interviews.

About The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center of Greenville, SC

Joan Kroc, wife of McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc, had a clear vision in mind: build state-of-the-art recreational and arts facilities in underserved communities throughout the nation to ensure that all individuals have equal opportunities to grow their natural gifts and talents. Through her bequest and the support of area citizens, The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center of Greenville, SC is a fulfillment of her vision as it strengthens character and encourages positive values consistent with the mission of The Salvation Army.  The 20-acre recreational, cultural and worship facility provides the Greenville Community with family, personal, spiritual and youth services that enrich lives and build community. For more information, call 864-527-5948

About The Salvation Army:

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since 1865. Nearly 33 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. About 83 cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in nearly 9,000 communities nationwide. 

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