The ninth annual Charlie Joseph’s Lobbin’ for Literacy tennis tournament, to benefit Troup County Certified Literate Community Program, is scheduled for June 22 to 24 at the McCluskey Tennis Center. With competition across several skill levels.
Proceeds from the tournament benefit the CLCP Summer Reading Program in the Benjamin Harvey Hill and Lucy Morgan communities. Held during the months of June and July, the CLCP Summer Reading Program provides books, arts and crafts supplies, school supplies and snacks for participating children. Mama Jama and other special guests provide the children with stories and encouragement to continue reading during the summer months.
“While the players all want to win their matches, the real winner is the fight against illiteracy in Troup County,” said Debbie Burdette, executive director of Troup County CLCP. “Once again this year players can visit www.troupclcp.org and register online to participate. For those who choose not to play but still want to support the tournament, they can donate online through our secure website. Whether you’re on the court or watching from the bleachers, your support helps to ensure another successful summer reading program for local children.”
Troup County CLCP is a collaborative between local business, education, government and community. To accomplish its goal of a certified literate community, the CLCP encourages a love of reading as a foundation for lifelong learning and supports those programs with similar goals.
CLCP promotes literacy awareness and programs to assist students in need of basic literacy education. Anyone interested in learning more about Troup County CLCP and its efforts againts illiteracy in the community may visit www.troupclcp.org.