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Fernández Hosts Day For Puerto Rico Charity


Puerto Rican tennis will receive a rebuilding boost this weekend.

Hall of Famer Gigi Fernández and the Coosa Country Club in Rome, Georgia are hosting "A Day for Puerto Rico" fund-raiser this weekend.

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The event will benefit the rebuilding of neighborhood tennis facilities identified by the Puerto Rican Tennis Association.



Donations will also fund tennis programs for local children.

"Our goal is to get racquets into children’s hands and provide a safe and healthy place for the people of Puerto Rico to recreate and begin to live a normal life," Fernández said.

Fernández will host a two-hour adult doubles clinic tomorrow morning followed by a 90-minute junior clinic.

Melanie Oudin will face Edina Gallovits in tomorrow's 6 p.m. exhibition match followed by a party and silent auction.

For more on the event please visit A Day For Puerto Rico.

Update: Fernandez and crew raised over $50K for Puerto Rico:

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