With the world greatly affected by the devastating hurricanes last fall, the tennis community has shown its big heart, helping out and raising money for relief efforts on many occasions.
Coosa is so excited to be hosting 'A Day For Puerto Rico' on Saturday, April 14. Tennis stars Gigi Fernandez, Melanie Oudin and Edina Gallovits will be joining us for this world-class fundraiser. Check out how you can support the rebuilding of neighborhood tennis facilities in Puerto Rico. Link in bio. #adayforpr
While Puerto Rico native and Rio 2016 gold-medalist Monica Puig and Maria Sharapova went onto the ground of the island, another Puerto Rican Gigi Fernandez is teaming up with America’s Melanie Oudin for A Day for Puerto Rico.
The two-day exhibition event saw pro-am tennis with Fernandez at the Coosa Country Club in Georgia and on Saturday featured an exhibition match between recently-retired Oudin and fellow American Edina Gallovits-Hall.
A day for PR kid version! pic.twitter.com/igD306PLMB— Gigi Fernandez (@gigifernandez) April 14, 2018
Fernandez, a gold medal-winning tennis player for the US, has made helping her native Puerto Rico a major cause, and the exhibition event helped raise lots of money for the island for Hurricane Maria relief as it continues to heal.
Many came out to the club in Georgia to raise money for a good cause and play with Fernandez.
Finally heading home after a full day in Atlanta/Rome GA. #AdayforPR was a HUGE success. Raised over 50k. Tennis courts in @PuertoRicoPUR are getting repaired with the help of the @Usta Caribbean. Thanks to everyone involved. pic.twitter.com/BrNElI5ftF— Gigi Fernandez (@gigifernandez) April 15, 2018
The event was an overwhelming success and with the support of the tennis world and people like Fernandez, Puerto Ricans have some extra hope as they continue to recover from last year’s hurricanes.
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