Save the Date - 2023 Tournament is scheduled for 5/4/2023 - 5/7/2023

The pro draw will start Thursday, May 4th, 2022 with the goal of having the finals on Saturday, May 6th. The amateur draw will remain a Friday – Sunday event.

About the Sweet Caroline Open

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 2023’s charities, Front Porch Housing or Carolina C.O.P.S. please click the DONATE button below. To learn more about these organizations, see the descriptions below and links to their websites.


 

2022 Professional Champions

LPRT Singles:
Champion – Paola Longoria
Runner-Up – Alexandra Herrera

LPRT Doubles:
Champions – Alexandra herrera & Jessica Parrilla
Runner-Up – Salas Solis & Paola Longoria

2023 Charitable Impact

For the 2022-2023 tournament year, the Sweet Caroline Open has selected 2 charity organizations for the focus of our fundraising efforts.

Front Porch Housing – Helping Families Build a Foundation
Front Porch Housing is a two-year supportive housing program designed to help individuals and families in need build a firm foundation with the goals of continued sobriety, gainful employment, financial independence, and spiritual maturity. We partner with community sources such as Miracle Hill, Renewal, Jasmine Road, The Phoenix Center, Serenity Place, and more.

Website: https://frontporchhousing.org/

Carolina Concerns of Police Survivors – Rebuilding Shattered Lives
When Carolina C.O.P.S. learns of a line of duty death in South Carolina, they reach out to the family of the fallen as well as the department. Their goal is to assist survivors in putting the pieces of their shattered lives back together again on the road to hope.

Carolina Concerns of Police Survivors received it’s Charter from National C.O.P.S. on March 20, 1990 and was registered as a South Carolina corporation on October 1, 1990 with Paula Radford serving as its first President. Paula is the surviving wife of SC Highway Patrol Trooper George Radford, EOW 10/29/1988. Since its organization, Carolina C.O.P.S. has had eight presidents: Paula Radford, Audrey Way, surviving wife of North Charleston Officer Robert A. Way, EOW 2/18/1985; Sally Guerry, surviving wife of Georgetown Asst. Police Chief Spencer Guerry, EOW 3/9/1994; Shelia Myers, surviving wife of Edgefield Deputy Allen “Pete” Myers, EOW 9/19/2000; Susan Parker, surviving wife of SC Highway Patrol L/Cpl. Jonathan Parker, EOW 5/16/2005; Beverly Coates, surviving mother of SC Highway Patrol ACE Team Trooper Mark H. Coates, EOW 11/20/1992; and Lois Rao, surviving mother of SC Highway Patrol – ACE Team Senior Trooper Michael J. Rao, EOW 6/12/2002; Linda Pope, surviving wife of Cincinnati Police Officer Daniel J. Pope, EOW 12/6/1997.

Website: https://carolinacops.org/

Past Charitable Impacts

2022 (1) Fostering Great Ideas – Reimagine Foster Care
Fostering great Ideas brings Great Ideas to life that improve lives, restore hope, build meaningful relationships and increase community-wide engagement. Their commitment to children provides significant support for them during their foster care journey. Through the work of the dedicated team at Fostering Great Ideas, healing is possible and success is attainable.

2022 (2) Carolina Concerns of Police Survivors
When Carolina C.O.P.S. learns of a line of duty death in South Carolina, they reach out to the family of the fallen as well as the department. Their goal is to assist survivors in putting the pieces of their shattered lives back together again on the road to hope.

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.

Past Sponsorships