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LG&T Tennis Challenger in Search of Volunteers

June 3, 2009 01:09 AM

The 16th Annual Levene, Gouldin & Thompson (LG&T) Tennis Challenger is coming to Recreation Park in Binghamton from August 8-16, 2009.  The LG&T Tennis Challenger is a $50,000 USTA Men's Pro Circuit Event.  It is 9 days of high-level tennis, and it takes place just before the U.S. Open.  Over the years, the LG&T Tennis Challenger has proven to be a great stage for professionals from all over the world, as they get tuned up for the Open.

Tournament Director Laurie Bowen and her team are looking for volunteers.  All shifts are three hours long and consist of working set up/clean up, ticket sales, food service, and/or VIP events.  Drivers are also needed to transport the players from Recreation Park to their accommodations and back. 

The Tournament Staff appreciates any and all help from volunteers, but they are most in need of people to help set things up in advance of the Tournament (beginning Monday, August 3) and to help clean up and take things down on August 16 (after the Championship matches conclude) through August 19.

Those who commit to volunteering for multiple shifts will receive the following incentives:

-6 hours of volunteer time = tournament pass
-12 hours of volunteer time = tournament pass and a t-shirt
-24 hours of volunteer time = tournament pass, a t-shirt, and a hat

What could be better than volunteering and watching great tennis while meeting up-and-coming professional tennis players at the same time!!  If you have a love for tennis and have never been to the LG&T Tennis Challenger before, you definitely need to come to the courts at Recreation Park and check it out.  Why not volunteer?   It’s lots of fun!  Once you put in the time, you’ll want to come back every year.
For further information on the LG&T Tennis Challenger, visit the tournament website at:
www.tennischallenger.com.   If you are interested in volunteering and/or have questions, please contact Rebecca Stollman, Volunteer Coordinator, at rlstollman@yahoo.com, stollman@binghamton.edu, or by phone at 607-765-2584.