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Serve It Up for the Kids raises money for children's charities

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

The tennis courts at Bacon Park were busy Thursday as they hosted a round robin tournament for a good cause.

Ninety-six ladies who usually compete against each other in the Savannah Tennis League came together Thursday for the third annual Serve It Up for the Kids Round Robin, a tennis fundraiser that helps local children's charities.

Money raised through the entry fees, sponsorships and raffles will benefit Horizons of Savannah and The Savannah Children's Theater.

They also plan to establish a scholarship for a graduation Chatham County senior who played at least two years of high school tennis.

"It's really gratifying for these ladies to be able to come play on a social level, not so competitive, while giving back to their community and their charities," said Chris O'Malley with the Serve It Up for the Kids Round Robin. "Combined money raised the first two years was $5,300. We expect today alone to raise $10,000. So our charities are going to benefit, the kids are going to benefit. It is amazing what people will do if you just ask."

All 15 courts at the Bacon Park Tennis Complex were booked for five hours Thursday for the Serve It Up Event, which became so popular they had to add a waiting list for players.

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