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5th Annual “Make a Racket for the Kids” Fundraiser

October marks the 5th annual Make a Racket for the Kids tennis & pickleball tournament to help raise funds for Children’s Advocacy Centers of Mississippi, whose work has been helping defeat child abuse for 20 years.

The pickleball tournament will kick off the festivities on October 6th at The Country Club of Jackson, with all playing levels welcome. The competitive levels for this event will be both intermediate and advanced. On October 21st the tennis mixed doubles event kicks off at Parham Bridges Tennis Center in Jackson. All playing levels are welcomed, with combination levels of 6.0 and below, 7.0 and 8.0 and above.

“We are thrilled to be able to host this event for the 5th consecutive year. Make a Racket for the Kids is one of those special events that allows the community to come together, have fun, and raise funds for our cause that has helped save over 44,000 children in our state.” said Liz Torricelli, the Community Outreach Coordinator for CACM.

The entry fee to play either tennis or pickleball is $45, to play both tennis and pickleball $80, and $25 for non-players to participate. For additional information on Make a Racket for the Kids, contact Liz Torricelli directly via phone at 601.940.6183 ext.1005 or via e-mail at You can also register now by following this link: HTTPS://MSCHAPTERCACS.NETWORKFORGOOD.COM/EVENTS/32954-5TH-ANNUAL-MAKE-A-RACKET-FOR-THE-KIDS. Anyone can also follow along with CACM’s journey through social media at @childadvocacyms.

About Children’s Advocacy Centers of Mississippi (CACM)

Children’s Advocacy Centers of Mississippi (CACM) is the membership organization of Mississippi’s statewide Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs), where children who have been victimized can receive a coordinated, victim-centered response from investigators and service providers. Over 6,000 children enter one of the 12 child advocacy centers each year to talk about the unimaginable. These child-friendly settings are designed to create a sense of safety and security for child victims. CACs also share the goal of stopping child abuse before it even starts. Incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 2008, CACM is an accredited state chapter of the National Children’s Alliance (NCA). In addition to our highly acclaimed reactive work, CACM is committed to pro-active work, fostering systemic and societal change to protect children.


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