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      Family Circle Cup looking for volunteers

      CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- The Family Circle Cup is now accepting applications for 375 adult volunteer positions for the March 31 - April 8 event.

      Detailed volunteer information and official applications are available online at FamilyCircleCup.com and at the Family Circle Tennis Center Clubhouse on Daniel Island. Marking the tournament's 40th consecutive year, the Family Circle Cup is scheduled March 31 - April 8, 2012 at the Family Circle Tennis Center in the Best Tennis Town in America, Charleston, SC.

      "Without the outstanding efforts from our volunteers, the Family Circle Cup wouldn't be the world class event it is today," Eleanor Adams, Family Circle Cup Tournament Manager, said. "They are the reason the fans have such a memorable experience at the event each year and we greatly appreciate their generosity and dedication."

      The volunteer uniform fee is only $60 and provides a week full of benefits. Each volunteer will receive a tournament credential allowing access to all nine day sessions of tennis, including the semifinals and finals, an officially logoed hat and uniform that consisting of a polo shirt and a jacket.

      Additional benefits are available for those who choose to work 8-9 shifts, including a guest credential allowing access to every day session of the tournament, a commemorative t-shirt, and two night match tickets. Those who choose to work 10 or more shifts will receive a commemorative t-shirt, four night match tickets and lunch each day during their shift. All volunteers enjoy perks including special volunteer events and discounts.

      Adult volunteer opportunities involve 17 areas including Guest Services, Player Lounge, Transportation, Media Center, Information Technology, Ticket Office, Ushers, Food & Beverage Compound, Draw Boards, Volunteer Cafe, Adult Ball Crew, Court Maintenance, and other areas. Adult volunteers are required to work at least 6 shifts (24 hours), either before the tournament, or during the nine day event.

      For more information about adult volunteerism at the Family Circle Cup, direct inquiries to Jo Cooper, Volunteer Coordinator at Jo.Cooper@familycirclecup.com, or by leaving a message on the Family Circle Cup Volunteer Hotline at (843) 849-5309, where all messages will be promptly returned.

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