Did you know? VCO 2019
- While in town, several Volvo Car Open players visit young patients in the MUSC Children’s Hospital, the tournament’s official charity.
- VCO players engage with inner city youth interested in tennis by taking part in the “Tennis in the City” program held on Sunday of tournament week! Since its inception in 2003, the event has had a profound impact on thousands of Charleston area children.
- World No. 16 Madison Keys will be honored by the Volvo Car Open on April 5 as the second recipient of the “Player Who Makes a Difference Award.” The event will be held at The Dewberry in downtown Charleston. Keys will be recognized for her anti-bullying work with young girls. Shelby Rogers received the honor in 2018.
- The VCO is broadcast first ball to last ball on The Tennis Channel and is watched both domestically and globally by millions of viewers in more than 174 countries! This year’s on-site TV talent include Tracy Austin, Lindsay Davenport, Chanda Rubin, and Mary Carillo.
- For the fifth year in a row, the VCO has partnered with SunTrust to offer juniors, 16 and under, free admission all week to the tournament. As of 2018, more than 32,600 junior tickets have been distributed!
- Parking at the Volvo Car Open will be similar to last year, according to Bob Moran, VCO tournament director. Attendants can park at Blackbaud and Benefitfocus, and a shuttle will take them to the stadium. Box holders and vendors may park next to the stadium.