Fall Brawl tennis tournament serves up hurricane relief

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Fall Brawl is back.

It sounds like fight night, but the longstanding tennis tournament returns after a one year hurricane-induced hiatus at the Edgewater Beach and Golf Resort in Panama City Beach.

75 players from as far as Kentucky serve up tennis balls and hurricane relief through singles, doubles, mixed doubles, and a silent auction through local charity Lucky Pennies.

Arnold junior Habib September started Lucky Pennies ten years ago, when he was six years old. His father, Donovan, is the tennis pro at Edgewater and with the help of sponsors and the auction, Fall Brawl has become the charity's primary fundraiser.

"It started with disaster relief and I didn't expect it to be in our hometown," September said, "but when it hit we decided to take up for it and try to help the community by buying supplies such as blankets, tissues, toilet paper, toothbrushes, and clothing."

The last tournament in 2017 raised approximately $12,000.

Proceeds this year will go towards those affected by Hurricane Michael and Dorian in the Bahamas.

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