Family Circle Cup crowns their one millionth fan
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV)-- The Family Circle Cup welcomed its 1,000,000th guest Monday morning and the lucky tennis fan got a $5,000 gift package.
Lisa Ha and her family are visiting from the Atlanta area and their one day of tennis turned into a week of Family Circle Cup fun.
"We were only planning on coming out for today so now I guess we get to come out every day and watch some more tennis," said Ha. "It's gonna be great."
Mrs. Ha was surprised by FCC officials as she and her daughter were in line to buy grounds passes.
"I thought we were in the wrong line," she said. "And then we got a big check and some balloons and we were the 1,000,000th Charleston Family Circle Cup visitors. So we're really excited."
Those grounds passes were upgraded to box seats and that's not all the lucky tennis fan and her family will be getting this week.
"Tonight I think we get to mix and mingle with some of the top eight seeds," said Ha. "So not only do we get to see them up close in the box seats but we get to see them in person and take some pictures and I think that'll be really cool."
The great package offered by the FCC isn't falling on a fair-weather fan. The Ha family has a lot of love for the game of tennis.
"Both my husband and I play," said Ha. "My son has started to play 10-and-under tennis. We play and we watch, we love tennis."
In addition to box seats on Monday and the chance to mingle with tennis stars, the Ha family received a premier package that includes Terrace level seats for the rest of the tournament, $250 to use for food, $250 to spend in any merchandise tent.