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FCC: SmashZone and free admission for military round out spectator activities

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DANIEL ISLAND, S.C. (WCIV)-- There's a lot more than just tennis going on at the Family Circle Cup Wednesday.

Military Appreciation Night

Starting at 5 p.m., all active-duty military and their families get in free Wednesday night with military ID. There will also be a military recognition ceremony during match play.

The Family Circle Cup has also adopted the 549th Military Police Unit based out of Fort Stewart, Georgia. The Family Circle Cup's Adopt-A-Unit program will accept supplies and monetary donations at the main gate outside Family Circle Stadium. Supply needs include sun screen, hand sanitizer, athletic socks, razors, lip balm, magazines, baby wipes, foot powder, travel size toiletries, Slim Jims, sunflower seeds, powdered drinks, trail mix, peanuts, flip flops, letter/cards of support.

Kids get their tennis on in FCC's SmashZone

More than 1,500 students from Charleston, Berkeley, and Dorchester County District Two are taking field trips to the Family Circle Cup's SmashZone Wednesday.

The SmashZone Mobile Tour, operated by the United States Tennis Association, is making its first appearance at the cup this year.

SmashZone is a huge inflatable court built for players aged 10 and under. It features a portable playground that lets junior tennis players increase their learning curve.

SmashZone will be set up outside the Family Circle Cup stadium on Daniel Island until Friday, April 6. Hours of operation are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

3rd Annual Tri-County QuickStart Challenge (4:30 - 6:30pm)

Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester Two School District administrators and teachers will compete on four QuickStart courts. The school district that has the biggest cheering section will take home the coveted SPIRIT award.


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