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Volunteers needed for Family Circle Cup

Charleston, SC (January 25, 2011) – The Family Circle Cup is now accepting applications for 375 adult volunteer positions for the April 2 - 10 event.  Detailed volunteer information and official applications are available on-line at FamilyCircleCup.com and at the Family Circle Tennis Center Clubhouse on Daniel Island.  Marking the tournament’s 39th consecutive year, the Family Circle Cup is scheduled April 2-10, 2011 at the Family Circle Tennis Center in the Best Tennis Town in America, Charleston, SC.

"The success of the Family Circle Cup is dependent upon our volunteers, who are essentially an extension of the Cup staff," Eleanor Adams, Family Circle Cup Tournament Manager, said. "They are the welcoming faces each day at the event and their friendly and outgoing personalities are what give this tournament the Charleston charm."

The volunteer registration fee is only $60 and provides with a week full of benefits.  Each volunteer will receive a tournament credential allowing access to all nine day sessions of tennis, including the semifinals and finals, an officially logoed hat and uniform that consisting of a polo shirt and a jacket.  Additional benefits are available for those who choose to work 8-9 shifts, including a commemorative t-shirt and two night match tickets.  Those who choose to work 10 or more shifts will receive a commemorative t-shirt, four night match tickets and lunch each day during their shift.  All volunteers enjoy perks including special volunteer events and discounts.

Adult volunteer opportunities involve 18 areas including Guest Services, Player Lounge, Transportation, Media Center, Information Technology, Ticket Office, Ushers, Food & Beverage Compound, Draw Boards, Scoreboards, Volunteer Cafe, Adult Ball Crew, Court Maintenance, and other areas.  Adult volunteers are required to work at least 6 shifts (24 hours), either before the tournament, or during the nine day event. For more information about adult volunteerism at the Family Circle Cup, direct inquiries to Jo Cooper, Volunteer Coordinator at parrotdice@homesc.com, or by leaving a message on the Family Circle Cup Volunteer Hotline at (843) 849-5309 where all messages will be promptly returned.

"The energy that our volunteers bring to the tournament plays a large part in why our fans keep coming back year after year," commented Jo Cooper, Family Circle Cup Volunteer Coordinator.  "The excitement of our first-time volunteers, paired with the experience and skill of our veterans, makes the event memorable for everyone in attendance."

The Family Circle Tennis Center, home of the Family Circle Cup, is a public facility owned by the City of Charleston and operated by Meredith Corporation that also hosts a variety of additional events including concerts, festivals, tennis tournaments and other activities throughout the year.  Charleston, South Carolina bested 81 U.S. cities in being voted the Best Tennis Town in America in the United States Tennis Association’s (USTA) 2010 contest.  The Family Circle Cup receives four days of live broadcast domestically on ESPN2, and is viewed internationally by over 25 countries, featuring over 140 hours of live and delayed global broadcast time, reaching 4.33 million viewers worldwide.  With over 21 million readers, Family Circle is one of the most widely read monthly magazines in America and is one of 14 leading subscription magazines owned by Meredith Corporation. The Tennis Center features a 10,200 seat stadium, Grand Lawn, 17 tennis courts lighted for night play, Pro Shop, and a full service event management staff capable of handling all aspects of an event including ticketing, operations, sales, marketing, public relations, and food & beverage.  For tickets or more info, call (843) 856-7900 or visit familycirclecup.com.

 
 

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