Get Ready For A Week Of Tennis And Springtime Fun At The Family Circle Cup March 30 – April 7

March 22, 2013

It’s a sure sign that spring is here – the tents have gone up and the final preparations are being made at the Family Circle Tennis Center as Daniel Island gets ready to welcome thousands of visitors for the Family Circle Cup, one of Charleston’s most popular annual events. This year’s field includes the top names in women’s tennis, including defending champion Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Samantha Stosur, Sara Errani and Mona Barthel.

But professional tennis is just the beginning! The Family Circle Cup offers great food, live music, special events and activities, and even shopping at this weeklong event. Check out the line-up of activities and entertainment below, and be sure to visit the Cup’s new website at familycirclecup.com to purchase your tickets for this popular Charleston springtime event.


DAY ACTIVITIES

SATURDAY, MARCH 30
DRAW CEREMONY (3:00 – 4:00 PM)
Head to the Grand Lawn to be a part of Family Circle Cup history, as player names are drawn to determine who will face-off! Interact with WTA players and pose for a picture!

SATURDAY, MARCH 30 – SUNDAY, MARCH 31
FAMILY WEEKEND (SATURDAY 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM; SUNDAY 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM)
The fun starts on Saturday and continues through Sunday afternoon. Adults and kids will experience two fun-filled days of balloon artists, spring craft stations, face painting, cookie decorating, magicians, jump castles and many more interactive activities. Free admission for kids 12 and under, and adults are only $10.

SUNDAY, MARCH 31
EASTER EGG HUNT (12:00 PM)
The whistle will blow at high noon for the Easter Egg Hunt on the Grand Lawn! Bring your little ones out for a fun time and a special visit from the Easter Bunny. Free admission for kids 12 and under, and adults are only $10.

MONDAY, APRIL 1 AND TUESDAY, APRIL 2
WINNING IN DOUBLES LUNCHEON (11:00 AM – 12:30 PM)
Don’t miss your chance to hear behind–the–scenes perspectives from the world’s top doubles players on what it’s like to play doubles on the WTA. Tickets are $50* each, and include lunch, presentation, Q&A, autograph session and a Dunlop Ladies M-Fil racquet. Last year’s event sold out — reserve your spot today!
*A Family Circle Cup day session ticket is required, along with the luncheon ticket.

SATURDAY, APRIL 6
STREET PARTY KICK-OFF TO SEMIFINALS (10:00 AM – 1:00 PM)
Join hundreds of fans for a street party celebration to kick-off finale weekend at the Cup. Experience live music, street fare and fun before entering the stadium to watch the world’s best female athletes battle it out on Billie Jean King Court.

NIGHT ACTIVITIES
TUESDAY, APRIL 2 – FRIDAY, APRIL 5
HAPPY HOUR (4:00 – 8:00 PM)
Visit the Ketel One Racquet Club on the Grand Lawn to experience happy hour at the Cup. Featuring drink specials, beverage tastings and live entertainment – this is the place to be!

Schedule of live music includes:
APRIL 2: Calvin Taylor
APRIL 3: Blue Dogs Acoustic Trio
APRIL 4: Travis Allison
APRIL 5: Permanent Vacation

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3
MILITARY APPRECIATION NIGHT (7:00 – 10:00 PM)
In honor of the men and women who serve our country in the Armed Forces, the Family Circle Cup, on behalf of Prudential, is proud to host military appreciation night – giving active-duty military and their families complimentary admission. Come out and join us in thanking our service members and their families.

THURSDAY, APRIL 4
PINK OUT NIGHT FOR THE CURE (7:00 – 10:00 PM)
Family Circle Cup and MUSC Hollings Cancer Center have teamed up to support PINK OUT Komen Night on Thursday, April 4th at the Family Circle Stadium. The Family Circle Cup encourages fans who attend the evening session to wear pink and help PINK OUT the Family Circle Stadium. For each person who enters wearing pink, The Family Circle Cup and MUSC Hollings Cancer Center will donate $1 to the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Lowcountry. In addition, if you Drink for Pink, Scales Cocktails and the Family Circle Cup will each donate $1 from every Scales Pink Drink Champagne Cocktail sold to Susan G. Komen Foundation.

FRIDAY, APRIL 5
SUNTRUST NIGHT (7:00 – 10:00 PM)
Join SunTrust for an evening at the Family Circle Cup where you will enjoy one of the most popular on-court activities in professional tennis. SunTrust pumps the energy up, even when there is a break in the action. Find out why switching to SunTrust has never been easier.