Hudson- Lake Forest Country Club, 100 Lake Forest Dr., Hudson, will be host to TLC Tennis Family Play Day on Aug. 24.
Director of tennis Tracy Trunck started this annual event last year in order to give something back to the community and those in need.
"As a Christian, I believe it is important to use your talents to do something good," said Trunck. "I also wanted the children I teach in the TLC program to understand how important it is to give back."
Trunck opened up a magazine one day and found an article about Smile Train, an organization which gives free cleft lift surgery to children in need in order to provide them with a new smile and a new life.
"I went online and researched the organization and spoke with a representative and decided this was a wonderful organization," said Trunck.
Trunck has been teaching tennis to people of all ages for 14 years including her TLC group at Lake Forest, the Towpath tennis club, and a middle school team at CVCA.
Trunck taught approximately 60 children this summer ranging from beginners to advanced players.
The TLC Family Play Day will be mostly children oriented but their families and friends are encouraged to join in the fun as well. There will be a free tennis lesson as well as several games and food donated by Lake Forest Country Club.
"Everyone is encouraged to come out and donate even if they don't have any kids," said Trunck.
All donations will go to Smile Train in hopes of paying for a child's operation.
"Last year we were able to raise enough money to pay for an entire procedure for a child plus a hotel room for the family," said Trunck. "The children felt very good about themselves."
Susan Beebe, a close friend of Trunck's, has been helping her get the word out about the event. Trunck has been teaching Beebe's daughter Kaitlyn for four years.
According to Beebe, Trunck, the TLC staff, and her students will be working together to run the event.
"Tracy is a very talented individual," said Beebe. "She also has a big heart for giving back to the community."
TLC Family Play Day will be from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. A table will be set up to take donations at the event.
"I am really hoping this event will be a success," said Trunck. "It should be a fun day meeting people and trying to make a small difference."
For more information on Smile Train visit smiletrain.org.
Phone: 330-541-9400 ext. 4163