ACES FOR ACTION
Women's Doubles Tennis Tournament
October 20, 2007
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We couldn't have asked for better weather for our 1st Annual "Aces for Action" Charity Tennis Tournament for Hemophilia of North Carolina! The sky was clear blue and crisp fall temperatures welcomed us to the beautiful Cary Tennis Park on Saturday, October 20th for our tournament.
Participants came from far and wide to join in the event including from Michigan, the eastern part the state and the Charlotte area! Each person was checked in and greeted with a gift bag filled with lots of goodies including our event visor. Our teams consisted of 28 players making up 14 teams and covering 7 courts.
Our day started out with registration of the participants along with a delicious power breakfast that was donated by Whole Foods of Cary. Everyone then hit the courts for some warm up followed by the official start at 9:30am. Although all the women played hard, it wasn't without some good laughs and lots of fun! In the end, we had our winners for each category. Our congratulations to Trudie Laches and Olga Tiselsky (winners of the 2.5/3.0 division), Karen Heinemann and Jean Domanico (winners of the 3.5 division) and Maggie Deutsch and Cheryl Bock (winners in the 4.0 division).
After some great tennis, our group enjoyed their box lunches that were donated by Bear Rock Cafe and included a tasty sandwich, chips and a cookie! Raffle winners were then announced and prizes included gift certificates from local restaurants and Tennis Warehouse. We also featured a beautiful shadow box with the history of the tennis racquet that was generously donated by the Brill Family and a Prince AirO Racquet with a bag of balls donated by the Barnes Family. Tracy Kelly needed an extra car to get all her prizes home!
The tournament ran smoothly with the help of our team of volunteers that included Rossa Ward (HHS); Sharon Ingram; Angel Gravely and her daughter, Emma Ingram; Charlene Cowell and Kathy Register. They worked tirelessly at icing down the drinks, distributing the bags, selling raffle tickets and scoring the event.
We would like to thank our "Aces for Action" Committee who worked hard to put the event together. The committee included Kathy Register, Sharon Ingram, Sue Cowell, Terry Lamb and LaQuenta Caldwell.
We gratefully acknowledge our presenting sponsor, Bayer Healthcare, whose generous contribution made this event possible. In addition we would like to recognize the following companies and individuals who supported the event through their donations:
We wish to express our sincere appreciation to all Tournament participants, sponsors, individual donors and volunteers for making the 2007 "Aces for Action" Charity Tennis Tournament a wonderful success!