With a portion of the proceeds going to the families of the King Soopers shooting
After a pandemic-induced hiatus last year, one of the oldest, largest, and most recognized USTA tournaments on the Front Range, the BTA Austin Scott Memorial Tournament, is back and better than ever… This 54th annual version of the event will be held Saturday through Saturday, May 15 – 22, at the beautiful CU South Tennis Complex, in the shadow of the Boulder Flatirons.
Why better than ever? Well, this year not only will participants get a chance to work the rust out of their game, but they’ll be contributing to a worthy cause as well. A portion of all tournament proceeds will be contributed to the Boulder County Crisis Fund. This fund was set up by the Community Foundation Boulder County specifically to aid families of the victims of the King Soopers shooting. The BTA board has pledged a minimum of $500 toward the fund, with an additional 10% contribution of any monies outstanding after tournament expenses are covered.
So it’s a win-win. Play a little competitive tennis and address a community need. Every little bit helps! Please note: Deadline for registration is May 9 at midnight.
Here’s the link to the USTA registration site for the tournament…
Disclaimer: The USTA has introduced a new registration app for tournaments, and like most new apps, it’s still a bit buggy. It won’t let us add any mixed events — and it insists that our tournament ends three days early. We’ll keep trying to add some mixed, and you can ignore the wrong dates.
Of course, businesses can’t play tennis. But they can still help out… If you are part of a business of any size, consider a sponsorship. The Austin Scott, like all other tournaments, counts on sponsors to help support and fund tournament operations. And any help provided means more of the tournament proceeds go to the Boulder County Crisis Fund. Plus there are very real benefits, including your company name on the t-shirt, vendor space, mention in the BTA newsletter and website, your company name on a prominently displayed banner, etc. The tournament typically gets in the range of 200 – 325 players, with many additional spectators. Contact tournament director Timmy Bromell, at firstname.lastname@example.org, to find out more.
The BTA Board