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UAH Tennis looking for donations to get reinstated

The University of Alabama Huntsville Athletics recently cut the program because of the coronavirus pandemic.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The University of Alabama Huntsville is looking to raise $150,000 by this Friday. 

Recently, UAH announced they were cutting their hockey and tennis programs due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Both programs were asked to raise a specific number of dollars to get reinstated. Hockey was asked to raise more than $500,000 to be able to play again, and reached that goal in a matter of days. Now both the men's and women's tennis teams are looking for the same community support. 

Sarah Stearman is a former UAH Tennis player, and is working with her former teammates and now UAH hockey alum to help raise funds. 

"We're selling t-shirts now. It's actually through an old hockey player. It's through the same person that sold their t-shirts," she said. 

The program is raising funds through fundraisers, alumni donations, and a GoFundMe page. So far, they have raised more than $60,000. 

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