Celebrities include Rev. Edlen Cowley, City Council Member Chad West, Lay Speaker at The Village UMC, Melissa Clay and UMC Rev. Andy Lewis.

Special to The Dallas Examiner

The Juneteenth Tennis Exhibition will offer a different type of family-friendly spin on the national holiday. High school players from Southern Dallas will participate, hustlin’ to earn three tennis tutoring scholarships. The exhibition will open June 17 at 7 a.m. at the Kiest Tennis Center, located 2324 W. Kiest Road.

Additionally, two special events are scheduled.

One is the Celebrity Doubles Match will begin at 8:30 a.m. Celebrities include Mayor Eric Johnson; City Council Member Chad West; Rev Andy Lewis, director of Missional Outreach and Assistant to the Bishop of the North Texas Conference at United Methodist Church; Rev. Edlen Cowley, district superintendent in the North Texas Conference at UMC; and Melissa Clay, director of children and youth and lay speaker at The Village at UMC.

“We hope to spur more interest in tennis in youth in more communities,” said committee chair Gemeral Berry Jr. “We’re also thrilled to have Chad, Melissa, Edlen and Andy in our Celeb Match. Accomplished folks making a difference, The gathering simply demonstrates wide support for our program. It’s for a good cause and folks attending should have plenty fun seeing our celebs play their hearts out and sweat a little bit.”

Secondly, the “New School vs. Old School” Match is scheduled to return.

“It pits two young players against two very old dudes,” Berry said.

The charity event is organized by Camp Wisdom UMC and primarily supports its Youth Outreach.

Ticket may be purchased at the event or online at tithe.ly. For more information, contact the Camp Wisdom’s administrative assistant, Pat Wilson at info@cwumcdallas.org or 817-680-6203, or Ms. Beasley at minnie.faye@sbcglobal.net or 214-205-9991.

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