Join us for the Fourth Annual Texas Shootout to benefit
the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society!
The 2015 Texas Shootout raised an outstanding $11,000 in the fight againt blood cancer. Our goal for 2016 is $15,000 and I know with your support we can make that happen. The Texas Shootout Tennis Event will take place on July 23 and 24 at the Angel Fire Resort in the beautiful Sangre de Cristo Mountains in Northern New Mexico. We are thrilled to have Dwight Edwards join us this year as our special guest speaker.
Each year, research gets closer to curing blood cancers. And funds from generous donors like you really make a difference. That's why we created the Texas Shootout. Every dollar we raise goes directly to LLS. That's why we are counting on your help.
It's easy to participate and you don't even have to play tennis. All you have to do is click on the link and make a donation or volunteer at the cause.
You Can Also Win Fabulous Prizes!
Entry fee is $60.00 per player and includes a mexican buffet dinner, auction and awards with special guest speaker, on the evening of July 23th.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services. Founded in 1949, we are relentless in pursuit of our mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Texas Shootout?
The Texas Shootout is the brainchild of Angel Fire Tennis Director Brett Hall. The tournament is unlike any tournament you have ever participated in before. It is a round robin team format with a team match consisting of three doubles teams. The team must win two out of three matches for a team victory. Each individual match is a giant 41 point tie-breaker and requires a scorekeeper.
What the heck is a mulligan anyway?
A mulligan is an extra serve after a double fault. Players may use up to two mulligans in one point and can purchase them for a small fee at the event. You may buy as many mulligans as you wish.
Where and when is the event taking place?
The Texas Shootout will take place Saturday, July 23, 2016, (Cowboys), and Sunday, July 24, 2016, (Cowgirls) at the Angel Fire Resort Tennis Courts, 100 Country Club Dr. Angel Fire, New Mexico 87710.
Who can participate?
Cowboys and Cowgirls ages 17 and older. We will hold two divisions: 3.0-3.5 and 3.5-4.0.
Who gets the money raised?
All dollars raised go to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
The need is critical: An estimated 1,012,533 Americans are living with, or are in remission from leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma and myelodysplastic syndromes. Approximately every four minutes, someone new is diagnosed with blood cancer. Every 10 minutes, someone dies. Leukemia causes more deaths than any other cancer among children under the age of 20. Lymphomas are the most common blood cancers and incidence increases with age. The survival rate for myeloma is only 41.1 percent. Incidence is nearly twice as high among African-Americans as for all other races.
I can't play tennis at the event. But I would like to help in some way. What can I do?
You can donate money to the cause. You can volunteer your time at the event. And you can become a partner and donate a product or service to be raffled off as a door prize. To volunteer for become a partner contact Brett Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503-930-7258.
Tournament will include a dinner party and awards.
Prizes for best Texas costume.
All donations are greatly appreciated and are tax deductible. They'll not only support LLS research but patient services, advocacy, public and professional education, and community services as well.
Please visit our Web site often and bring friends who would also like to donate!
On behalf of blood cancer patients everywhere I thank you for your support!
For more information about LLS, please visit lls.org