AHS & Cooper team up with first responders

January 24th, 2018 - The "rivalry" continues, and on January 27, it's all going down for a great cause.

Members of the AHS tennis team will join members of the fire department, while CHS tennis players will team up with police officers in a 23-match doubles competition for the ages.

"It's really special for our kids and for the school and everything because those people, they sacrifice so much," Cooper coach Trance Rosenquist said. 

"The police officers, the firefighters, the military, all of them sacrifice for all of us to make sure we're safe, and do a great job of protecting us, so it's just a little way that we can try to figure out how to maybe have some fun with those guys, and do something fun and spend some time with them and get to know them and just build some relationships with some really special people in our community."

The event, set for 10 a.m. at the Rose Park Tennis Center, will serve as a fundraiser for relief efforts still going on across the Texas coast since Hurricane Harvey hit landfall in late August.

Proceeds will be donated to relief agencies in the Houston area.

Cooper sophomore tennis player Jay Hodge said, "It's super meaningful because these people need it way more than we do and I'm super happy to be able to be a part of that." 

Admission is free, but funds will be collected from the sale of customized T-shirts with the event logo and grilled hamburger meals. Short sleeve T-shirts will be $25, long sleeve $30 and a hamburger, chips and dessert meal for $7. 
Donations are also welcome. 

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