Tennis star's family raises funds for new courts

PORTLAND Family and friends of Alex Rovello, the University of Oregon tennis player who died earlier this year, gathered Sunday to raise money to renovate the tennis courts where Alex first learned to play.

Hundreds of people attended the gathering, which included tennis drills, music and games. It was part of the kick-off event for the Berkeley Park Tennis Court Renovation Project.

Alex s parents said the goal was to raise $175,000 for the project through the Alex Rovello Memorial Fund. So far, 35 percent of the fund s goal has been raised.

Donations can be made through Wells Fargo Bank by mentioning the fund.

Rovello was just 21 when he was killed in a diving accident at the Blue Pool on the Mackenzie River in May.

Background: Family, friends remember Alex Rovello


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