The UWA Tennis Team has set out to challenge the record for world’s longest doubles match on Nov. 15, 2013, at UWA. The team is taking on this significant challenge not just to play a tireless tennis match, but to give to a foundation known for its overwhelming compassion. The record to beat is 56 hours, 37 minutes and 13 seconds, and The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the charity that these athletes are playing to donate money to.

According to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, this disease affects the lungs and causes the epithelial cells not to work properly, causing one to get sick. This achievement will show the diligence, determination, kindness, humility and endurance of these brave players who are willing to attempt a world record. It is important that we go support these young men and their efforts to achieve something so time-consuming, mentally demanding and downright gruesome to their bodies. The match is for a very important cause and a great way to raise more awareness about Cystic Fibrosis and how it can take lives.

Libby Hankins,a UWA cheerleader, is affected by Cystic Fibrosis. Let’s show our support by attending this 3-day event starting on Nov. 15 at 7:00 a.m. and running through Nov. 17. To sponsor or donate to this great Foundation and the efforts of the Tennis Team, forms are available in the athletic department and other divisions of campus. This is an opportunity for the community to be more involved with the school to help educate ourselves as well as others on the disease.

For more information please contact Adam Drysdale at drysdalea@uwa.edu, Coach Glenn Fanelli at 205-609-7393, or the UWA Tennis Team.

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