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April 14, 2010

"Love" of the Game

This Spring, two excitement-filled and tennis-focused events are encouraging people from across Charleston County to pursue lifelong sports. These events are providing participating staff members, students, and parents— regardless their tennis experience— with great opportunities of fun, socializing, and prizes.

On Monday, April 12, Charleston County School District (CCSD) was well-represented at the "Citizens of the World" event at the Family Circle Cup. The evening offered a variety of interactive activities for the entire family, including practices and an exhibition game with professional tennis players. The event also featured the inaugural tri-county tennis challenge involving the Charleston, Berkeley & Dorchester school districts. CCSD students, parents, and staff members from numerous schools- including Charleston Progressive Academy and Jennie Moore Elementary- came in droves to cheer on their team. These fans were not disappointed as CCSD won the tournament and was crowned the first-ever challenge champion!

The fun continues on Saturday, May 1, at the second annual Superintendent's Cup Tennis Tournament, the perfect kick-off for Teacher Appreciation Week. Approximately 55 CCSD schools will be represented with teams of staff members all competing for the prized Cup trophy, which was earned last year by Haut Gap Middle. The 2010 Superintendent’s Cup will be won by a point system. A school earns points in the areas of 1) participation, 2) the promotion of lifelong sports and the tournament on a school level, and 3) match wins.

This year's event includes a Fun Walk, which is open to the public and begins immediately after the 8:30 a.m. opening ceremonies at the Charleston Tennis Center. Students, staff members and parents are encouraged to register and participate in this relaxing stroll on the beautiful West Ashley Greenway. Teams must register by April 15. Schools that enter a team of at least six staff members earn 20 points toward the CCSD Superintendent’s Cup.

In March, students were asked to submit logo ideas for the two tennis events. The t-shirt worn by the winning CCSD team at the "Citizens of the World" event featured a logo designed by Justin Moultrie, a student at West Ashley High School (WAHS). WAHS student Kelsey Henson's logo design will be used on the t-shirts at the Superintendent's Cup event on May 1.

Register for the Fun Walk, learn about sponsorship opportunities, or read more about the event by visiting the 2010 Superintendent's Cup page today!

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