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Firehouse Subs 20th Annual Men’s Doubles Tennis Tournament
May 16, 2019 @ 5:00 PM - May 18, 2019 @ 5:00 PM
As the largest local fundraiser benefiting the nonprofit Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, the tournament has helped provide more than $2.8 million to fund public safety grants along the First Coast. In recognition of the tournament’s 20th anniversary, the event’s theme is a Tribute to Our American Heroes, celebrating and thanking first responders and military personnel for their service and commitment to safety.
Matches begin at 5 p.m. on Thursday, and at 8 a.m. on Friday and Saturday; all open division contenders will compete for a portion of the $12,500 cash prize courtesy of the Awards Sponsor, AlphaStaff.
In addition to competitive tennis, spectators and guests are invited to participate in the variety of activities throughout the weekend.
• Silent Auction: Opening on Friday and closing on Saturday at 3 p.m., guests can shop to support the Foundation. Bidders will be eligible for a chance to win packages such as two VIP passes to THE PLAYERS Championship; two-night stay at Universal deluxe hotel and two one-day Park to Park tickets; two-night hotel accommodations at Hawks Cay Resort in Duck Key, Florida; private in-home wine sampling for 12 people and more.
• Family Fun Day: On Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. attendees are invited to participate in Family Fun Day, which will include face painting, a balloon artist, a trackless train, a police robot and motorcycle provided by St. John’s Sheriff’s Office, an all-terrain vehicle provided by St. Augustine Fire Department and more.
• Check Presentation: On Saturday at 11 a.m., a check presentation will take place to highlight equipment grants awarded across Florida’s First Coast, recognize the volunteer of the year and honor the tournament and its longstanding impact in northeast Florida.
• Cannonball Punch Blowout: On Saturday at noon, attendees 21 years of age and older may enjoy the annual celebration featuring the world-famous Cannonball Punch, provided by Jacksonville’s own Firehouse Subs muralist, Joe “Artbrush” Puskas. Mojo Kitchen will begin serving delicious barbecue at 3 p.m.