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100 Years of History, Served toward a Good Cause

100 Years of History, Served toward a Good Cause

Oakmont Tennis Club is celebrating its 100th anniversary this summer. And, when it hosts its Red Clay Open in Allentown, Pa., the event won’t just be about the club.

In addition, Oakmont is making it about something much bigger.

Partial proceeds from Oakmont’s 100th Anniversary Red Clay Open will benefit Erica’s Art Carts at St. Luke’s Hospital. Erica’s Art Carts launched after the passing of Erica Curtis, a talented artist, and former USTA Middle States employee. Erica passed away after a battle with cancer at just 40 years of age.

The carts are packed with art supplies for patients who can’t leave their rooms during treatment. The purpose is to serve as a distraction during cancer treatments — something art did for Erica during her own fight.

The art carts have been popular amongst hospital patients.

The Oakmont Red Clay Open takes place August 3-10 and features a number of draws, from Boys’ and Girls’ Singles all the way to Mixed Open Doubles.

Erica’s father, Neil, is serving as the Tournament Director.

More information can be found by clicking here.

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