Canton, GA (May 1, 2012) – Soleil Laurel Canyon, the active adult master-planned community in Canton that won the coveted 2011 50+ Housing Community of the Year title from the Metro Atlanta Home Builders Association announced today its second Soleil Tennis Charity Event, benefitting the Ralph Bunche Center.

The Grand Slam fundraiser is scheduled to take place Friday, May 4 from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 5 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The event features gourmet fare, a silent auction, entertainment, raffle prizes and the opportunity to watch a professional tennis match featuring Soleil’s own professional tennis player, Tom Cobb.

For the last 38 years, the Ralph Bunche Center has served The Canton community through language and literacy programs that empower children to put their best foot forward in Kindergarten, elementary school and beyond. The non-profit currently provides resources and services to 110 students in the Head Start program, 20 Pre-K students and seven pre-school intervention students. The goal for this year’s event is to improve the security around the facility as well as the appearance and structure of the center’s playground.

For more information and to purchase tickets (or make a donation) please visit For photograph opportunities for media outlets, please call Elyse Hammett, (404) 949-3777 or

About Soleil Laurel Canyon
Soleil Laurel Canyon was named one of the 50 best master-planned communities in the United States by Where to Retire magazine and won the 2011 OBIE for Atlanta’s 50+ Community of the Year and best amenity package. To that end, neighborhood residents enjoy exceptional recreational amenities including a 28,000 square-foot clubhouse with a heated indoor saline pool, billiards parlor, gourmet teaching kitchen, fitness center and aerobics studio, library, performing arts theater, card rooms and an arts and crafts workshop. Outside the clubhouse, the Dick Stockton Tennis Center, an amphitheater, community garden, greenhouse, lagoon-style pool, walking trails and adjacent Fairways of Canton golf course complete the resort-style environment. A full-time lifestyle team ensures a broad array of activities for active adults.

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