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Mid-Cities SOS annual tennis benefit in May slated to help kids

Game, set, match and make a difference in a child’s life at the same time.

It is time for the 2015 Mid-Cities SOS (Supporters of SafeHaven) Tennis benefit and this year it is mixed doubles and women’s doubles.

First up is the mixed doubles tournament on May 8 with a warmup at 6 p.m. held at the Southlake Tennis Center located at 450 W. Southlake Blvd. in Southlake. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., each team will play in a round robin, with the winners from each division playing in the finals. The levels are 6.5, 7.0, 7.5 and 8.0 combined NTRP (National Tennis Rating Program) Levels. Additionally, each team is guaranteed five rounds of play. The awards presentation is slated to follow, beginning at 8:30 p.m.

The women’s doubles tournament begins with an 8:15 a.m. May 12 Warm-Up for levels 3.5B and 3.5A then continues to May 13 for levels 4.0B and 4.0A-plus and concludes on May 14 with levels 3.0B and 3.0A at the Southlake Tennis Center. Lunch and awards will take place from 1-2 p.m.

All this fun for just $50 per player and at the same time a child’s life is being changed for the better.

If you need any further information, call Mia Poorman at the Southlake Tennis Center at 817-421-5605 or email her at

This is always a “grand slam” of an event.

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If golf is more your “swing,” the 2015 Pro Players Golf Classic has a few open spots. Held May 11 at Timarron Country Club. located 1400 Byron Nelson Pkwy. in Southlake, this tournament is unique in the fact that each foursome is paired with a professional athlete to complete a team.

The cost per foursome is $2,800, which not only includes one of the best “swag bags” around but also includes food and libations at each hole. Plus, you and your friends get to hang out with many of the most high profile athletes around. Due to security reasons, none of the celebrity athletes names are being released early, however past player include former Dallas Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Ware, MLB All-Star and World Series champion Johnny Damon, Dallas Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr and Dallas Stars center Vernon Fiddler.

Face it; this is a day of crazy fun. To register, go to the Pro Players Foundation website at and registration information is found at the bottom of the page.

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