Play for Paula

In 2017, Carmel Country Club’s Women’s Tennis shattered their previous fundraising record during the 7th annual Play for Paula, raising over $22,000 for sarcoma research during the multi-day November event! Wow! Wow! Wow! What a great time we had watching the tennis pros from Carmel battle it out against Providence Country Club, shopping the awesome silent auction, playing a ladies’ tourney, and having lunch! Our special thanks to the tennis pros, the staff of Carmel Country Club and emcee Frank Garcia, WFNZ host and former Panther, all whom really made it fun and special! Also, thank you to Split Second Sound for donating the awesome DJ and music for the evening event!

We are very grateful to those who participated, donated, and supported this event!


Paula Takacs was a phenomenal athlete and beloved member of Carmel Country Club in Charlotte, NC. Through the generosity of this incredible club and its Women’s Tennis Association, an annual Play for Paula tennis tournament raises very substantial funds for our foundation’s mission.

The ladies tennis teams have held the annual Play for Paula tennis tournament since 2011, donating over $62,000 to date!

We thank Carmel Country Club and its tennis members for honoring the memory of our fearless friend Paula Takacs with this very special event!