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Congratulations 2020 Pine Tree Champions

Open - Lexi Nelson & Tobias Wernet
Masters - Meghan Kimber/Kevin Werwie
Grand Masters - Leslie Gale & Bryan Biever

Hear the amazing story of the Pine Tree Apple Tennis Classic (PTATC) and learn about the research programs at Children's Minnesota that benefit from funds raised by Pine Tree Apple Classic Fund.  

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December 18, 2018

 

Pine Tree Apple Classic Fund gives $260,000 to Children’s Minnesota for Childhood Cancer Research

 

Each August, over 110 of the area’s top men’s and women’s tennis players take to the courts at Life Time in White Bear Lake, Minnesota to participate in the Pine Tree Apple Tennis Classic (PTATC), an annual, mixed-doubles tennis tournament that raises funds for childhood cancer research at Children’s Minnesota.

On Thursday, December 13, 2018, the Pine Tree Apple Classic Fund (PTACF) Board presented Children’s Minnesota staff with a check for $260,000 from funds raised at this year’s PTATC.  “In this 33rd year of the PTATC and first operating as our own non-profit organization, we’re thrilled to make this contribution to Children’s Minnesota on behalf of our PTATC 2018 players, sponsors and donors,” said Kevin Werwie, PTACF President.  “This is the second largest fundraising year in our event’s history.”

 

Funds raised by the PTATC support research to find better ways to treat children with cancer and to keep them active and strong during and after their treatment.

Dr. Kris Ann Schultz, Medical Research Representative at Children’s Minnesota explained, “Children's cancer research isn't only what happens in the lab.  Real advances happen when we all pull together-- tennis players, sponsors, donors, researchers, coordinators, children and their families.  When we all work together, we really can improve outcomes for kids with cancer.  Pine Tree is a wonderful example of that-- so many advances made possible by this inspiring group,” 

 

Since its inception in 1986, the PTATC has raised over $5.5 million for cancer research at Children’s Minnesota.

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