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The Maureen Connolly Brinker Tennis Foundation announced RBC Wealth Management as the Presenting Sponsor of the 21st Annual “Little Mo” Nationals in Austin, Texas.

“At RBC, we believe the best investments we can make are investments in our communities, and in our future,” said Andy Teller Jr., Senior Managing Director, Private Wealth Group at RBC Wealth Management. “We are proud to support tennis throughout Texas through our partnerships with the RBC Tennis Championships of Dallas, the RBC Pro Challenge in Tyler, and now the ‘Little Mo’ Nationals presented by RBC. Additionally, we support tennis globally through our sponsorship of 2016 NCAA Singles and Doubles champion, ATP professional, Mackie McDonald, who is a former ‘Little Mo’ Champion. Character is a core tenet of the ‘Little Mo’ because character counts in tennis and it is the same in wealth management. RBC Wealth Management’s approach is based on integrity, and careful management of wealth entrusted to us. It also reflects our promise to help clients Strengthen their Financial Future. We are very proud to sponsor the ‘Little Mo’ Nationals.”

“MCB is thrilled, absolutely thrilled, with RBC's partnership,” said Cindy Brinker Simmons, President of MCB and daughter of Maureen Connolly Brinker. “Aligning ourselves with a business known for its standard of excellence, integrity and stewardship, we enter our ‘Little Mo’ Nationals with great enthusiasm and vigor. Like MCB, RBC is very relationship-centric and provides the very best services for its clients. MCB does the same by developing our players into champions both on and off the court. Character matters. We look forward to hosting a successful tournament and working with RBC in the years ahead sharing our like-minded core values as we further the very best in junior tennis.”

Named in memory of tennis champion Maureen “Little Mo” Connolly, the “Little Mo” circuit of tournaments is the premier challenge for juniors ages 8-12 to compete against others who are the same age at the sectional, regional, national, and international level. The mission of the “Little Mo” tournaments is to further the development of junior tennis worldwide by providing players with an opportunity to:

a) progress in tennis - a healthy sport for a lifetime

b) build strong values and character

c) learn good sportsmanship

d) meet new friends from across the country and world. The youngest and brightest stars in junior tennis compete in the “Little Mo” tournaments.

This year, MCB is celebrating the 21st Anniversary of its “Road to the Little Mo Nationals”. It is a yearlong circuit which began in the spring with 18 “Little Mo” sectional tournaments held in different cities throughout the United States. The quarterfinalists (top eight) from the sectional tournaments advanced to the four “Little Mo” regionals held in the summer. The semifinalists (top four) from the regional tournaments advanced to the prestigious ‘Little Mo” Nationals, which will feature the top 160 boys and girls from across the United States competing at the Austin Tennis Academy in Austin, Texas from September 28-October 1. RBC will be hosting a special “Parent Appreciation” party at the “Little Mo” Nationals during the Player Party on Saturday, September 29 from 6:30-7:15 p.m.