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Nov. 12th Tennis Tournament to Benefit Multiple Sclerosis Society

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Carlsbad CA— Carlsbad resident Tricia Bothmer is hosting her 5th annual “Hit an Ace for MS,” a fundraising tennis tournament for men, women and juniors on Sunday, Nov. 12, at the Omni La Costa Resort and Spa, 2100 Costa Del Mar Road, Carlsbad.
Proceeds from the tournament will benefit MS research and programs and services for people affected by MS, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that interrupts the flow of information within the brain and between the brain and body. Cost to play is a donation to the National MS Society of $100 for adults and $50 for juniors. Donation includes a gift bag and admission to the post-tournament reception.

Tricia Bothmer (courtesy photo)

Bothmer, First VP and Financial Advisor with RBC Wealth Management, is organizing the tournament in honor of her sister Tracy, who lives in Chino Hills, Calif., and was diagnosed with MS in 2000.
“This tournament is honor of Tracy, for her strength, courage and inspirational spirits since being diagnosed with MS 17 years ago, and for all other individuals affected by this unpredictable, immune-based disease,” said Bothmer, who also serves as a board trustee with the Pacific South Coast Chapter. “I am willing to do whatever I can to be part of the solution and help the National MS Society’s movement toward a world free of MS and see a cure for my sister and others affected by MS. I am encouraged when I hear the progress of researchers and we are praying for a breakthrough that will ultimately enhance the lives of those living with MS.”
The 2017 event will feature three competitive divisions, including women’s, men’s and juniors. Start times include 10:30 a.m. for the junior tournament (check-in at 10 a.m.), 1 p.m. for the men’s and women’s tournament (check-in at 12:30 p.m.).
The public is invited to attend the fundraiser and donate to the National MS Society. The tournament, played in a round-robin format, typically draws more than 125 players and volunteers. The post-tournament awards reception includes a buffet, along with a live and silent auction and raffle. Spouses and friends frequently attend the awards reception following the tournament. Speakers at this year’s awards reception will include; Chris Hanson, former tennis professional, who was diagnosed with MS in 2008; Sarah Cantu, wife and mother of two children, who will share her journey in handling her MS diagnosis. This year’s auction items include tennis lessons, tickets to San Diego Aviators matches and hotel stays. Tournament sponsors include RBC Wealth Management, Nuveen Investments, Principal Funds, Pimco, GoMarco Bars, Realty Income and Coldwell Banker Residential.
The 2016 fundraiser raised about $18,000. This year’s goal is $25,000. Over the past four years, “Hit an Ace for MS” has raised more than $51,000, said Bothmer.
For more information, visit https://mssd.ejoinme.org/MyEvents/HitanAceforMS2017, or
contact Tricia Bothmer at (858) 550-5160 or [email protected].

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Nov. 12th Tennis Tournament to Benefit Multiple Sclerosis Society