Annual MCB Kansas Fundraising Tournament

 April 23-24, 2021             

 MCB Open Tournament


Since 1975, the Mo Connolly (MCB) Tennis Foundation of Kansas funds its mission to serve the youth of Wichita by organizing a great party and a fast-paced, fun-filled tennis tournament for players of all levels! For more than 40 years, it’s been the region’s most worthy tennis event!

Your sponsorship enabled nearly 1,000 Wichita youth to experience a tennis program by MCB last year with additional thousands through the Net Gen school program. Thank you!

This year the event will take place on April 24th from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm at Riverside Tennis Center located at 551 N. Nims Street. There will be music, food, tennis, pickleball, and lots of fun. The Friday evening party on April 23rd will be held at Marquee Motorcars with lots of fun events planned from 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm. 

If you have been a part of this effort in the past we welcome you to come and celebrate all the hard work of many decades. If you no longer play tennis, come try your hand at pickleball, enjoy time with friends both old and new and help the Wichita tennis community continue to prosper.

This is a FUN tournament.  If you have never participated, this is what you can expect:

  • Food, drinks, music
  • Socializing
  • Information about the MCB Mission
  • 50/50 Raffle Winner Drawing (Half of the raffle pot goes to MCB the other half to the WINNER . Previous years has been a raffle pot of $4000 ++++) Winners don’t have to be present to win. 
  • Other FANTASTIC prizes
  • N0 need to register WITH a partner…you just sign up and enjoy a fun day of tennis!
  • You will play multiple short-format “matches” with multiple different partners
  • You will be able to purchase Mulligans, which allow you “do-overs” 
  • Some good tennis, some bad tennis and lots of laughs!
  • Pickleball fun added NEW this year
  • Lunch provided
  • New amenities at Riverside Tennis Center
  • Prizes awarded and awards presentation immediately following conclusion of tournament play

Format for the Tennis  Event is a feed in round robin of 4 games per round to a single elimination bracket for the top 8 players playing a single elimination semi-final and final with a 7 point tiebreaker played at 2-2 .  The tennis round robin will be no add scoring with 4 rounds(4 games each)  for 3.0 & 3.5 players and 5 rounds for 4.0+ players. Mulligans may be purchased and 1 mulligan may be used per person per round/match.

The pickleball format will be 1 game to 11 with the top 8 players playing best 2 out of 3 games to 11 battling it out in a semifinal and final single elimination match. Mulligans may be used for Pickleball , only one mulligan per game per person. Beginners will also have an opportunity to learn the basics of pickleball from Chris Heck (tennis and pickleball wizard). 

Burgers will be cooked by Wagon Masters, Side dishes by Great Harvest Bread Company, beverages will be served by Shaken not Stirred and  tunes are being played by Terrance Williams. 

Purchase tickets by sending a check made out to MCB, P.O. Box 781754, Wichita KS 67278 . After 4/18/21 please pay by using the paypal link at www.paypal.me/mcbtennisks or contact Jody Vinson to pay at the event. We have lots of options this year so more ways to donate to a great cause.

  • $125 for both the party and tennis/pickleball
  • $75 for only the party, tennis, or pickleball
  • $50 spectator only
  • $50 raffle ticket
  • Donations of any amount are appreciated

 Please click on the DONATE button  to support MCB’s mission and register for the event.  List what you are registering for in the comments or email backtobasicsjody@gmail.com .  Easy link,  paypal.me/mcbtennisks questions ????? Call Jody Vinson at 316-650-9437.

MCB Kansas is registered as a 501C with Federal ID 48-0837607. Your gift is tax deductible to the extent that the law allows.



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