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Memorial tennis tournament will provide more AEDs to Savannah Community

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A city worker who collapsed on the MacLean tennis courts will have a tournament in her honor (Photo: Ian Dembling)

There are still five more days to sign up for the first ever Fireball 40 Tennis Tournament in Savannah.

On Saturday, August 19th, the Cory Wilson Foundation will host this doubles tennis tournament from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bacon Park Tennis Complex.

Cory Wilson was 21 years old when he died in class at Georgia Southern from a cardiac arrhythmia. For the past four years his family raised money at their Fireball 40 baseball tournaments so they can buy AEDs for schools, parks and community spaces.

This year, they will also hold a tennis tournament, after a city worker collapsed on the tennis courts in March. Luckily a Savannah high school basketball coach was there that day, and saved her life using CPR.

The Wilson Fireball 40 Baseball Tournament still has open registration as well. It will take place between August 26-27th at Scott Stell Park.

The tennis tournament costs $25 to enter, and the baseball tournament costs $30. You can register online at www.fireball40.org.