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COMMUNITY SPORTS

Whitney High's McKinna Macias starts tennis fundraiser for skin cancer awareness

By: Staff Report
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Whitney High tennis athlete McKinna Macias is organizing a Sets Against Skin Cancer social tennis event to benefit the Skin Cancer Foundation. The outing will take place at Whitney High School April 7 (registration deadline April 1).

Macias was diagnosed with vitiligo; a skin condition where patches of her skin are without pigment. These areas are prone to cancer when not protected from the sun.

“I love tennis and the outdoors, as you all do, and it’s my goal to make sure we continue to enjoy the outdoors while being protected,” Macias wrote. “Please join me in my cause to raise money for the Skin Cancer Foundation and increase awareness.”

The day will include two hours of fun tennis, lunch, beverage and a gift bag. Participants are asked to bring a tennis racket, towel, non-marking tennis shoes and big smiles.

There is no age limit, but knowing the basics of tennis and keeping score is requested.

Please go online to: https://setsagainstskincancer.eventbrite.com.

Select TICKETS and enter your information. For those who wish to donate, but do not play tennis select Donations Only – Not Playing.

The cost is $20 and all proceeds go to the Skin Cancer Foundation. The courts are open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; participants will be notified of their playing times.

Event sponsors are Whitney High School, Tennis Town, Tennis Warehouse and Coola.

Whitney High School is located at 701 Wildcat Blvd., in Rocklin.