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RGV Life Magazine Issue#4

The latest edition of RGV Life Magazine

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RGV Life Magazine Page03 spotlight CARL CHILTON THE LOVE OF TENNIS BY ERICA CASAS Carl.. Still Going Strong Carl Chilton Tennis Open was held throughout the weekend of May 27th-29th. In attendance at this year’s Tennis Open was Carl Chilton, who served as the First President of the Tennis Association in 1995. Mr. Chilton was also President of the Brownsville Rotary Club in 1956, which hosted this event. The tournament took place at the Brownsville Tennis Center, a first class tennis center that opened in 2001, after Brownsville Tennis Association (BTA), led by Carl Chilton, raised funds then approached the city commission to partner in the development of this Municipal Facility; it is now owned by the city and operated by BTA. Carl Chilton Hanging Out It boasts 16 lighted tennis courts, new nets and resurfaced tennis court flooring and is operated by tennis pro, Serafino Couoh. The Brownsville Tennis Center has been selected to host numerous Western Tennis Conferences and is truly a gem within our city that is open to the public. The event turned out a success and plans are in the works to make this an annual event. The tournament consisted of Women’s Singles/Doubles, Men’s Singles/Doubles, Juniors Singles/Doubles and a 60 and above category plus any combination. Gener ous sponsors contributed to this event in support of a good cause. All monies funded the “Aces for Laces Program”, that will provide new pairs of shoes for children in need within the Brownsville community. Counselors throughout Brownsville school campuses compiled a list of children in need and the list will be provided to the Brownsville Rotary Club. Vouchers will then be issued to the identified children and a date and location will be set at which Brownsville Rotary Club members and volunteers will assist the children in selecting their brand new pair of shoes for the upcoming school year. The tournament was run by high school tennis coaches that volunteered their time and efforts to ensure the Carl Chilton Tennis Open was the success that it was.

Page04 PRAISE ON THE HILL An amazing event of laughter, music and most of all Spiritual Awakenings. As usual the Praise on the Hill event was a huge success. RGV Life Magazine was excited to have been a part of this amazing and incredible event.