The Odlum Brown VanOpen’s 2nd Annual Community Day presented by London Drugs was an incredible success. The fun-filled day saw youth from Tennis BC’s Girls in Action outreach program and CLICK: Contributing to Lives of Inner City Kids participate in a day of tennis provided by Hollyburn Country Club and Tennis Canada coaches.

“We look forward to Community Day each year as a great way to see how tennis can have such a positive impact on youth throughout Metro Vancouver and across British Columbia,” said Odlum Brown VanOpen Tournament Director Rik de Voest. “Events like this play an integral role in providing youth with access to the important social, emotional and physical development found in sports.”

In addition to having fun on the courts, the youth attending also heard Tennis Canada Head of High Performance for Western Canada Oded Jacob and players from the High Performance program share stories of how to overcome adversity, set and achieve goals, and make dreams become reality.

“It is our thrill to put together such a wonderful day for youth in our community. It’s an honour to give back in this way and put so many smiles on so many faces!” added de Voest.

Todd Beechinor, a tennis Coach at Hollyburn Country Club, is coaching Wilson Whitlock who CLICK: Contributing to Lives of Inner City Kids brought to the Odlum Brown VanOpen Community Day presented by London Drugs at Hollyburn Country Club, Saturday June 16, 2018

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Raffle to Support Local Charities

The Odlum Brown VanOpen is running a raffle in the hopes of raising $20,000 for the event’s two charities – the Tennis BC Girls in Action outreach program and CLICK: Contributing to Lives of Inner City Kids.

With the support of the community, all prizing has been donated, meaning that 100% of ticket sales will be contributed towards the charities. Ticket prices are $10, with a 1 in 2,000 chance of winning one of these fabulous prizes:

Grand Prize | 3 day VIP Package for two to the 2019 Rogers Cup in Toronto, including accommodation and airfare.

Second Prize | 90 minute hitting session with former ATP Player and Tournament Director, Rik de Voest, for up to 3 people including lunch.

Third Prize | Tennis Swag Bag

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