TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation will host the 3rd Annual Smashing Childhood Cancer tennis clinic and exhibition game Saturday, January 25, 2020. The event will be held at Life Time Plano’s indoor tennis courts (7100 Preston, Plano) located on the northeast corner of Legacy and Preston. 

Smashing Childhood Cancer kicks off at 12:00 pm with registration followed by the first session of drills starting at 1:00 pm. Food, beverages, raffles, and the exhibition game will begin around 3:00 pm. The second round of drills begins at 4:00 pm.  Tennis Pros from area tennis facilities will be leading the drills: AJ Chabria - At The Net, Clint Sumrow - HEAD Penn Racquet Sports, Craig Bell - Bent Tree Country Club, Steve Nolen - Spring Park Racquet Club, Henry Gonzales - Gleneagles Country Club, Rob Van Der Schans - Canyon Creek Country Club, Andres Osorio - Lifetime Fitness, Carlos Aguirre - Stonebriar Country Club.

Formerly a childhood cancer fighter and now a survivor, Clint Sumrow, District Sales Manager for Head/Penn Racquet Sports in North Texas will serve as a committee member of Smashing Childhood Cancer. Sumrow was diagnosed with bone cancer, Ewing’s Sarcoma at the age of five. After a biopsy revealed his cancer spread to his lungs, he underwent numerous rounds of chemotherapy and radiation at Children’s Health in Dallas.  After a year of treatment, he was cancer free and has been healthy to date. Sumrow; now thirty-seven years-old, is happily married with a three-year-old son.   

“Thousands of children are diagnosed with cancer each year and anytime a child is diagnosed with cancer, the child, families, and communities suffer,” said Joy Cruse, founder of Dallas-based TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation. “Smashing Childhood Cancer will help us draw more awareness to childhood cancer, as well as raise much needed funds for research.”

Registration for Smashing Childhood Cancer is open for the January 25th tennis event. The clinic and exhibition match include two hours of tennis drills, food and beverage, raffle and prizes. To register individually or as a ten-player team, please contact Lindsay Cleland at

In addition to this event, TeamConnor will host the 16th Annual III Forks Golf Classic on May 3 - 4, 2020. Contact Lindsay Cleland at for sponsorship opportunities for these upcoming events.

To date, TeamConnor has donated nearly $3 million for research across the country. Every year, approximately 250,000+ new cases of cancer affect children under the age of 20 worldwide. Childhood cancer is the number one disease killer of children; yet the budget of the National Cancer Institute allocates less than four percent of its funds to pediatric cancer research. TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation is dedicated to raising awareness and funding research and treatment programs to find a cure for all childhood cancers.   

For more information on how to join the fight against childhood cancer, please visit or follow TeamConnor on InstagramTwitterLinkedIn or Facebook.

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