44th Annual Sickle Cell Tennis Tournament

44th Annual
Sickle Cell Tennis Classic

August 7 - 11, 2021

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Sickle Cell Tennis Classic
Donates $10,000 to A.I. duPont Hospital for Children.




At a Wine and Cheese Reception held in June 2019 at the Medical Director's Residence at the Nemours Hospital facility, a $10,000 check from money raised at last year's Sickle Cell Tennis Classic was presented to Wilmington's A.I. duPont Hospital for Children.


The tournament host, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Zeta Omega Chapter and their 5013 charitable Arm, Pearls of Hope Foundation, Inc., presented this donation to be used to help fund research for Sickle Cell Anemia a painful blood disorder affecting ethnic populations worldwide.


Funds were raised by members of the hosting organizations soliciting patrons, ads, and community donations for the 41stth Annual Sickle Cell Tennis Classic held last August 2018.  Over the years the Tennis Classic has raised more than $305,000 for Sickle Cell research.


The event served as the kick-off to the 2019 Sickle Cell Tennis Classic season (the 42nd year).  This year the tournament will be held the weekends of August 3-4 and August 10-11, 2019.  To register, make a donation or learn more, click on the links above.