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Tuesday
Feb092010

Tennis Anyone?

For those that don’t follow this blog regularly, a few other female blogger friends and I have joined up with PositiveDetroit.Net and Operation: Kid Equip for The Dictionary Project.

You see, words are important to us bloggity types. Words are all we have. We want the children of our community to love words as much as we do. We want to empower them. We want them to make up better words than bloggity.

Thus, Word-Up! Talking Trash For Kids was born. Local bloggers, Facebookers, Tweeters, friends, family, and followers are coming together to raise money for The Dictionary Project while having fun and playing tennis.

You Cannot Be Serious!

Oh, I’m serious! You can swing a racquet and hope for bragging rights, heckle the players from the sidelines, or just show your support. Either way, it’s sure to be a fabulous time while raising funds for a good cause.

Word-Up! is Saturday, February 27th from 9-11pm at the Birmingham Racquet Club.

All proceeds from the event will go to The Dictionary Project, an Operation: Kid Equip collaboration with PositiveDetroit.net and Local Female Bloggers, to help complete the mission of putting a dictionary in the hands of 25 % of Oakland County School District's 3rd graders.

Warning: Trash talk will be flying at this event, and is more than likely to land out of bounds at times. All attendees, playing or not, should arrive with well-padded egos.

How will it work?

  • Each court will play doubles for 20 minutes, then rotate up the river/down the river style and record the amount of games they won.
  • At the end of the 2 hours, we will add up all of the game totals and the players with the highest scores (winners can be on any court) will win a prize or some trash talk from the non-winners!
  • Theme is Stylish 70's Athletic Wear (not required, but strongly encouraged)
  • Prize will be awarded for Best Costume at event
  • Tennis and Spectator Spots are Limited and on a First Come, First Serve Basis
  • After party location will be announced during event

So put your headbands and tube socks on and join us for gentle ribbing. Bring your best game and channel your inner John McEnroe.

Word. Up. Word-Up!

Click here for more event details and to purchase tickets.

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Indoor Tennis and Outdoor Tennis Difference? I have been playing indoor hard court tennis my whole life, and I have never gone outdoors to play.

March 11, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterhead tennis racquets

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