Ace for Science Tennis Tournament raises money for schools

By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email

NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- The Eck Tennis Pavilion at Notre Dame teamed up with the South Bend Alumni Association to host the inaugural Ace for Science Tennis Tournament Saturday afternoon, all in an effort to raise money for South Bend schools.

They kept things small, 16 teams faced off against one another, with a special chance to ace the dean of the college of science.

All the money raised goes to help science programs and clubs at South Bend schools.

“Maybe the school needs money to take a field trip to the planetarium,” said former South Bend Mayor Steve Luecke, director, South Bend Alumni Association. “A lot of times a small $200 grant can make a lot of difference for a small intermediate school science program and help to light that spark in kids to get them interested in science.”

Between donations, sponsorships and sign-ups they raised more than $7,500.

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