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King giving back to Dominica with benefit match

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King giving back to Dominica with benefit match

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THE STARS are coming out with the king of swing to give back to Dominica.

Local tennis fans will get another chance to see their ace at home, as Darian King is set to feature in next week’s upcoming Barbados Cup Charity Exhibition alongside Bajan personalities DJ Puffy, West Indies cricketer Sulieman Benn and sports journalist Justin Marville.

The event is scheduled for October 26 at the National Tennis Centre will see King and his fellow Davis Cup teammates participate in a number of fun events and doubles matches to raise funds for Dominica and the Barbados Tennis Association.

“Originally we wanted to go with the normal tennis exhibition but we thought it was best to go outside of the tennis community because when people watch or play tennis for the first time they tend to get addicted to the sport,” said King’s older brother and co-organiser Christopher King.

“It’s something new for Darian too because he’s always wanted to give back and now he’s getting off the serious tennis, so it gives him a chance to unwind, have fun and still give back while connecting with his fans.

“And the charity really is about helping out the junior programme to help out our kids with travelling to tournaments, so eventually in a couple years Darian can have another Bajan out there on the tour with him,” he added.

The exhibition, which includes comedian Carl “Alf” Padmore, radio personality Carol Roberts, Member of Parliament Santia Bradshaw and DJs Salt and Don, will be centred around a number of doubles matches along with other fun events like target games. (JM)