If you've ever wondered how groups like The Boys & Girls Club fund all their programs, it's in part by events such as the annual Raise-A-Racquet Charity tennis event that kicks off tonight at Columbia Basin Racquet Club in Richland.

Photo from Brian Ace

There's still time for you to help out and be apart of all the festivities that begin tonight at 6p with a great dinner provided by Jack-Sons Catering Co. out of Richland. Tickets and tables for the dinner and auction will be available at the door tonight for $50 Per ticket which includes dinner, drinks and the chance to bid on a pro tennis player.

The event also could not take place without some great help from local sponsors and businesses like Columbia Rheumatology, Cascade Natural Gas and Columbia Basin Racquet Club who have stepped up as this years Grand Slam Sponsors. There are many other sponsors that have contributed money, gifts and in kind products and we thank them as well.