Serving up meals tennis tournament set to take place this weekend

The tournament is set to kick off Friday night.

Photo: Kailey McCarthy

This weekend, the SOWEGA Council on Aging is hosting their sixth annual tennis tournament benefiting meals on wheels.

According to SOWEGA Associate Director Izzie Sadler, all proceeds from the tournament will go towards providing meals for the senior citizens right here in Southwest Georgia.

Sadler says the Council on Aging serves over 186,000 meals a year.

She adds, senior hunger is something that isn't often discussed but is very prevalent and the need continues to grow.

"Senior hunger often is something that happens quietly behind closed doors. Often times people think that it happens to people who are only in poverty or people who only live in a certain part of town but, that's not true, it could be your neighbor," said Sadler.

The cost to register for the tournament was $40 dollars which is the approximate cost of feeding one senior for an entire week.

The festivities kicked off Friday with a kids clinic and tournaments will being Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m.

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