NEW BRITAIN - The Childrenâ€™s Charity Tennis Classic is quickly approaching.
Set to get underway Friday, charity tournament will be held at the Don Davis Tennis Courts at Walnut Hill Park with the proceeds benefitting the Hospital for Special Care Pediatric Autism Unit.
With the event just days away, Don Lukowski, Chairman and Founder of the 39th annual classic, announced the schedule of events for this weekend, which is sure to feature a number of exciting matches.
The boys 14â€™s singles, girls open singles and boyâ€™s 16â€™s singles will play on Friday morning followed by the Boyâ€™s 18â€™s singles at noon.
There will also be a check passing ceremony on Friday at noon with New Britain mayor Erin Stewart, officials from the Hospital for Special Care, select sponsors as well as â€śStingâ€ť the New Britain Bees mascot, in attendance. The public is invited to attend.
On Saturday morning, play will begin with the parent/child doubles division, followed by Boys Open Doubles and Grand Masters.
The tournament will then wrap up Sunday afternoon with play in the mixed doubles division and young adult doubles.
Approximately 50 players have entered the three-day event. The public is invited to watch all matches and there is no charge for admission.
Anyone wishing to make a donation to the cause may contact Lukowski at DonL7533@aol.com or stop by Walnut Hill this weekend to make a donation in person.