May 1, 2019
Pine Tree Apple Tennis Classic 2019 - 34th Year of Playing for a Cure
This August, more than 110 of the area’s top men’s and women’s tennis players will take to the courts at Life Time in White Bear Lake, Minnesota to participate in the 34th Annual Pine Tree Apple Tennis Classic (PTATC). Since 1986, this premier, mixed-doubles tennis tournament has raised more than $5.5 million for childhood cancer research at Children’s Minnesota.
PTATC 2019 tournament dates are August 1 - 4, 2019. Rain or shine, the general public is invited to come out to watch exceptional tennis and enjoy great food and fellowship. Play moves indoors if there is inclement weather.
In lieu of tickets, there is a suggested “at the door” donation to attend this four-day tournament: $15/individual, $30/family.
For those interested in making a donation in support of childhood cancer research or sponsoring the tournament, details can be found at ptacf.org. The deadline to reserve a PTATC 2019 sponsorship is June 15, 2019; however, there is no deadline to contribute as a donor.
For additional tournament details or to learn about the research programs that benefit from the PTATC, visit ptacf.org. Questions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.