Cary, NC – Atlantic Tire Championships has announced several partner charities of the tournament. The tournament, a United States Tennis Association (USTA) Pro Circuit event will be held at Cary Tennis Park from September 10th – 18th. It will feature men’s professional tennis players, some coming directly from the US Open.
Atlantic Tire Championships will raise money for charities through a weeklong silent auction of local college memorabilia. Benefactors of the auction will include Abilities Tennis Association of North Carolina, which offers tennis clinics to intellectually disabled athletes across the state, as well as North Carolina Tennis Foundation, which provides financial support to programs including National Junior Tennis & Learning, Wheelchair Tennis and North Carolina State High School Championships. Inter-Faith Food Shuttle will also receive a portion of the silent auction proceeds as well as food donations collected during the qualifying rounds of the tournament. Donations to Inter-Faith Food Shuttle will aid in feeding over 118,000 hungry children around the Triangle.
Atlantic Tire Championships will also host a charity event run by Western Wake Tennis Association that benefits both Transitions LifeCare and the Western Wake Tennis Association Scholarships, which funds local youths interested in attending tennis camps.
ABOUT THE USTA PRO CIRCUIT:
With approximately 90 tournaments hosted annually throughout the country and prize money ranging from $10,000 to $100,000, the USTA Pro Circuit is the pathway to the US Open and tour-level competition for aspiring tennis players and a frequent battleground for established professionals. The USTA launched its Pro Circuit 37 years ago to provide players with the opportunity to gain professional ranking points, and it has since grown to become the largest developmental tennis circuit in the world, offering nearly $3 million in prize money. Last year, more than 1,000 men and women from more than 70 countries competed in cities nationwide. John Isner, Maria Sharapova, Sam Querrey, Sloane Stephens, Kei Nishikori, Victoria Azarenka and Andy Murray are among today’s top stars who began their careers on the USTA Pro Circuit.