Serve Your Skin 2024 Tennis Tournament

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IMPACT Melanoma is excited to spread awareness and education to athletes and tennis communities through a unique event – “Serve Your Skin” (SYS) – a collaborative, nation-wide tennis tournament. The tournaments will take place at colleges and universities across the country at various dates throughout the year. While May is National Melanoma Awareness Month and National Tennis Month, we understand that not everyone can have their tournament in the month of May. We encourage planning Serve Your Skin tournaments any time that work best!

Through this exciting event, the recreational, collegiate, and professional tennis communities will share sun safety tips and alert players to protect their skin while playing their sports outdoors. These tournaments will raise funds to support IMPACT Melanoma’s efforts to bring sunscreen dispensers, education, and necessary shade to areas of social and health injustice. 

Serve Your Skin Tournaments – Expectations

  1. Colleges or universities will organize their own tennis tournament and reach out to their local Community Tennis Association (CTA) to assist with their tournament.
  2. Students commit to raising a minimum of $10,000
  3. The Serve Your Skin Team will assist all participating schools/students with organizing tournaments at their schools.
  4. Attend monthly Zoom meetings.
  5. IMPACT Melanoma will provide sponsorship packages for each school, including goodie bags for players.

Interested in Hosting a Serve Your Skin tournament at your College or University?

Serve Your Skin Team

  • Angela McAlister- IMPACT Melanoma Team Lead
  • Amy Mason- Event Manager
  • Theresa Malcolm – Project Manager
  • Deb Girard – Executive Director
  • Georgina Sellyn – Tournament Chair
  • Sarah Millan – Tournament Vice Chair
  • Devin Crotzer – Tournament Advisory Chair

Monthly Planning Meetings for Tennis Tournament (Zoom)

  • Who: IMPACT Melanoma staff, Tournament Chairs – Georgina, Sarah, and Devin, team leader(s) from host schools, anyone interested in hosting a tournament.
  • When: The fourth Monday of the month at 7pm.
  • Where: Click here to enter the Zoom meeting.
  • Why: Organizing a tournament is a big task so we want to provide an opportunity for you to share your progress each month and give you the chance to ask questions or get help with planning your tournament.

Meet the Founders of Serve Your Skin

The idea for this tournament came from M.D. Candidate Georgina Sellyn from Vanderbilt University and Sarah Millan, Resident at George Washington University, both with a passion for tennis and educating their communities on skin health safety on and off the court. We’re very excited to be hosting this brand new campaign alongside Georgina and Sarah so please join us in welcoming them to the IMPACT Melanoma Serve Your Skin Team!

Read the full blog here!

How do you serve your skin?

Giuliana Olmos
Professional Tennis Player

Allison Riske
 Professional Tennis Player WTA Tour

Astra Sharma
 Professional Tennis Player

Questions about Serve Your Skin and IMPACT Melanoma?

Contact Us or email Theresa at tmalcolm@impactmelanoma.org and Angela at angela.w.mcalister@gmail.com.

Thank you to the following schools for hosting a tournament in 2024!

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Vanderbilt University

Thank you to Vanderbilt University for hosting a Serve Your Skin event on May 19, 2024.

Georgetown and George Washington Universities

Thank you to Georgetown and George Washington Universities for hosting a Serve Your Skin event on May 18, 2024.