The Ladies’ Pro Racquetball Tour in cooperation with Sportsclub Fitness and Wellness, South Carolina Racquetball Players’ Association, and OB Hospitalist Group host an annual international racquetball tournament for lady professionals and amateurs. The Sweet Caroline Open hosts the top 32 lady pro racquetball players in the world and over 100 amateurs from across the southeast in a three-day tournament.
Each year the tournament identifies a charity or organization with a worthy cause and gives back to that organization through the generosity of the tournament’s sponsors. Causes supported by the tournament in past years include ovarian cancer research, AEDs for police officer cruisers, combating human trafficking, and supporting domestic violence victims.
To donate to 2021’s charity The Family Effect/Serenity Place, who’s mission is to transform families at risk of collapse through addiction in young mothers, please click the DONATE button below.
2021 Professional Champions
Champion – Paola Longoria
Runner-Up – Alexandra Herrera
Champions – Samantha Salas Solis & Paola Longoria
Runner-Up – Alexandra Herrera and Montse Mejia
2021 The Family Effect – Serenity Place
This year’s charitable focus will be on supporting The Family Effect – Serenity Place. The Family Effect is a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing addiction as a leading cause of family collapse and harm to children. It supports programs such as Serenity Place through philanthropy and volunteerism.
Serenity Place is at the center of The Family Effect’s mission to transform families at risk of collapse through addiction. This critical program provides comprehensive, residential treatment to about 120 pregnant women, young mothers and preschool-age children each year. A full 84% of our women and children achieve their treatment goals while in the program.
Kimbley Smith, Director of Women and Children’s Treatment Services at Serenity Place, states, “The Family Effect and Serenity Place are honored to be chosen as the beneficiary of the 2021 Sweet Caroline Open. The funds raised as a result of this tournament will benefit numerous mothers and children during a challenging time in our country. We are also excited about the international spotlight that will be placed on the crisis of addiction and its effects on the family.”
For more information on the Sweet Caroline Open or the fundraising efforts for The Family Effect – Serenity Place, please contact Kevin Dehlinger at 864-288-7220.