Tennis rackets were originally made of wood, which wasn't ideal, since tennis balls were originally made of fire. Feel the heat of competition with this GrouponLive deal.
- $25 for two tickets to the Slammin' & Jammin' Charity Tennis Showdown (a $50 value)
- When: Saturday, May 17, at 1 p.m.
- Where: The Carriage Club
- Seating: general admission
- Door time: 12 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
Slammin' & Jammin' Charity Tennis Showdown
Tennis pros from the Kansas City area descend on the courts at The Carriage Club on Saturday, May 17 for a day of thumping serves and breathtaking rallies. All proceeds generated from the court-blistering affair benefit the Genesis Promise Academy. Last year, the tennis tournament raised more than $160,000 for the cause.
Genesis Promise Academy
As one of the only K-8 charter schools in Kansas City serving at-risk and high-risk inner-city youth, Genesis Promise Academy has built a nationally recognized curricula designed to place young students on the path to success. Founded in 1975, Genesis has thrived by adjusting learning structures to suit the individual needs of each student while fostering critical thinking skills and problem-solving. Their formula is also bolstered by an emphasis on teacher-parent outreach and collaboration—going the extra mile to ensure that students do not fall through the cracks.