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Jacqueline Baer
(214) 559-8352
jacqueline.baer@tsrh.org

“10,000 Kids in 10 Days” Texas Tennis Open Kickoff Event at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children

PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S TENNIS PLAYERS TO VISIT PATIENTS AT
TEXAS SCOTTISH RITE HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN TO KICKOFF
“10,000 KIDS IN 10 DAYS” PROGRAM
Texas Tennis Open athletes to host tennis clinic at TSRHC
WHO: Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) touring pros participating in Texas Tennis Open
Local Dallas/Fort Worth teaching pros
Texas Tennis Open representatives
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) patient and Highland Park High School tennis player John Travis Rothwell, age 15 of Dallas
TSRHC patients, families and staff

WHAT: TSRHC is the beneficiary of the 2011 Texas Tennis Open event, which will take place August 20 – 27, 2011. Select WTA players will visit patients at TSRHC for a special tennis clinic to kick off the “10,000 Kids in 10 Days” program. The “10,000 Kids in 10 Days” program is a grassroots initiative to introduce tennis to 10,000 kids in the community. The event at TSRHC is the first event of the program, which will include various clinics throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

WHEN: Friday. August 19, 2011
10:30 a.m. – Tennis clinic begins at TSRHC tennis court
11 a.m. – WTA players sign autographs for TSRHC patients in hospital

WHERE: Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
2222 Welborn Street
Dallas, Texas 75219
*Note: Please meet a TSRHC representative at the Ground Level of the D Parking Garage at the end of Welborn Street to be escorted to the event. Security will direct you.

ABOUT TEXAS TENNIS OPEN: The Texas Tennis Open, an International level Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) event offering $220,000 in prize money, will feature a 32-player singles draw and a 16-team doubles draw in 2011. The inaugural event will be held one week prior to the prestigious US Open, and will feature an outstanding field of international players ranked in the top 75 in the world. For more information about the Texas Tennis Open go to the tournament’s website at TexasTennisOpen.com or follow the tournament on Twitter or Facebook.

HOSPITAL INFORMATION: Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children is one of the nation’s leading pediatric centers for the treatment of orthopaedic conditions, certain related neurological disorders and learning disorders, such as dyslexia. Admission is open to Texas children from birth up to 18 years of age. Patients receive treatment regardless of the family’s ability to pay. For more information, to volunteer or to make a donation, please call (214) 559-5000 or (800) 421-1121 or visit www.tsrhc.org.
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