CAMILLA, GA (WALB) - "I mean as someone who grew up here, I think that the tennis tournament is a fabric of our community. It's part of our town," said. Ginna Waters, Director of Mitchell-Baker Service Center.
The Mitchell-Baker Service Center and other charitable organizations now have six figures in the bank after the Mitchell County Pro Tennis Invitational in Camilla.
Mitchell-Baker ARC and the Mitchell County Boys and Girls Club will both receive over $100,000.
These funds will help both organizations enhance programs for clients by providing more services, buy new vehicles, and make major updates to their facilities.
The Boys and Girls Club said now they will be able to have high profile security for children at two locations.
"We're going to use it to actually enhance our safety mechanisms in our clubs by putting a petition up so that parents and visitors can be buzzed in. So that's our opportunity to make an enhancement on that to enhance the safety precautions to keep our children safe," said Ondrea Peoples, Director of Mitchell County Boys and Girls Club.
The City of Camilla saw an economic impact of $350,000 after hosting the tennis invitational.
The three-day event brought tennis pros from across the country which will now help citizens of Camilla.
Over $300,000 will be split between nearly ten organizations.