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Douglas County Hits ‘Gold’ With Tournament

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Gold's Gym tennis director Peter Freeman, sportsmanship award winner Gustavo Gimenez, and platinum sponsor Arien Loden, from left.
Gold's Gym tennis director Peter Freeman, sportsmanship award winner Gustavo Gimenez, and platinum sponsor Arien Loden, from left.

Gold’s Gym Annual Charity Tennis Tournament, which funds charities in Douglas County, raised $9,000 this year. In its 32-year history, the tournament has earned more than $200,000 for charity.

Gold’s Gym tennis director Peter Freeman was more than pleased with the support of the sponsors and players for the annual event, which was held Nov. 17-18. “Being able to have such a positive impact on the community is just an awesome feeling,” he said. “I want to thank all our loyal tennis players and give special recognition to our long-standing sponsors: Loden Masonry, Members First, Chris Baggett Fairburn Chiropractic, Atlanta Custom Fabricators, Denyse Signs, Hungry Howie’s and Chick-fil-A. Without them all, this would not be possible. With their help, Gold’s Gym is able to help several causes that help make Douglas County a better place.”

This year, the club donated $4,000 to the Public Education Trust, which provides college scholarships to qualifying high school students who compete in a school sport, hold a 3.0 or higher GPA and are a positive influence in the community.

Gold’s Gym also donated $2,000 to the Douglas County Special Olympics and $1,000 each to the Douglas County Animal Shelter, The Pantry and Share House.

“Gold’s Gym is extremely proud of this tradition of helping people in the local community and looks forward to raising the bar at the next tournament,” Freeman said.

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