The 40th Annual Sickle Cell Tennis Classic, sponsored by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, In., Zeta Omega Chapter, and the Pearls of Hope Foundation, Inc., the 501 (C) (3) charitable arm of Zeta Omega, will take place the weekends of 8/5 & 8/6 and 8/12 and 8/13/17, at Rodney Street Courts and Rockford Park Courts in Wilmington, DE, starting at 8:00 AM. Funds raised from the Tennis Classic will be donated to the A.I. Dupont Nemours Children’s Hospital Partnership for Children’s Health to benefit Sickle Cell Anemia research/programs. To date, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Zeta Omega Chapter and Pearls of Hope, Inc., have donated over a quarter million dollars as a result of this tennis classic. Everyone is invited to attend this exciting and fun event for the entire family, which supports a very worthwhile cause. To register for the tournament, or for more information, log onto: www.sctennistournament.org.