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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo and County Commissioner Jason Thompson will face off on center court at Empie Park Friday evening, weather permitting.
Saffo and Thompson will go head-to-head in a friendly competition as part of a grand opening and dedication of the new center court at the Althea Gibson Tennis Complex.
The center court, located next to the tennis clubhouse, was finished in July.
A short dedication ceremony will take place at the court around 5:00 Friday evening, followed by a city-county mixed-doubles match beginning at 5:15 p.m. At 5:30, some of the area's best tennis players will compete in a professional exhibition.
The event is free and open to the public.
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