The Music City Tennis Invitational (MCTI) recently announced its 39th year and a weekend of tennis, charity, fellowship, music, and fun with country music star Jake Owen serving as the spokesperson for this year’s event. The annual tournament, scheduled for April 21-22, is the only fundraising event that directly benefits the Center for Child Development at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.
The Center provides screening, evaluation and referral services for youth who are developmentally delayed, intellectually disabled or suffer from ADHD or autism spectrum disorders.
“I am thrilled to be participating in this year’s MCTI, in particular because its proceeds benefit children directly who need services that are not covered by medical insurance,” Owen said. Charitable donations raised from the tournament and songwriters showcases at the Bluebird exclusively provide funding for these services.
The two-day tournament will take place on April 21-22 at the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Tennis Center at Vanderbilt University, where tennis players will compete with recording artists, celebrities, and other music industry insiders. The tournament is open to tennis players of all levels, from beginners to professionals. Registration for one player is $235 or $195 for USTA members. More information on sponsorship and volunteer opportunities or player registration can be found at www.musiccitytennis.com.