Hardee’s Pro Classic Tournament ends run after 19 years

(WTVY News 4)
Published: Dec. 1, 2020 at 10:31 AM CST
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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - After 19 years Dothan’s USTA tournament the Hardee’s Pro Classic has been canceled permanently.

Tournament organizers announced in a post on Facebook Tuesday that the City of Dothan was unable to secure the tournament for 2021.

Tournament Cancellation: We regret to announce that the Hardee's Pro Classic Tournament will no longer be held. Much...

Posted by Hardee's Pro Classic on Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Tyson Carter, Assistant Director of Operations with Dothan Leisure Services said the decision was made to not renew the City’s contract with USTA to hold the tournament after the city could not secure the title sponsorship.

The 2020 tournament in April had been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“You have been an integral part of the success of the Pro Classic and we wanted you to know our appreciation for your support,” said Carter in a letter to tournament supporters. “The entire community, businesses, volunteers and staff have supported the only professional event in Dothan for 19 years.”

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