Rotary Club of Scottsdale Holds Annual Charity Tennis Tournament
Rotary Club of Scottsdale. in collaboration with USTA Southwest, recently held its 7th Annual Tennis with a Cause Charity Tournament. The event was spread over two days including a Pro-Am with Calcutta, a mixed doubles round robin, a silent auction and raffles with fantastic prizes. The event was held Scottsdale Ranch Park and at the Phoenician. On Friday evening, people came to the Phoenician to play or watch quality tennis with the valley's top pros. Some of the valley's top pros were auctioned off to the highest bidder, who could either play with the pro, or nominate someone to play with the pro in the competitive Pro-Am. For those who didn't want to bid or play, there was Calcutta betting - one could buy a team and predict its position in the overall standings. Attendees were able to try out the latest racquets by HEAD in the demo courts and/or complete in the fast serve contest.
Over the past year's, the tennis tournament has netted close to $100,000, in which the funds raised have provided tennis clinics and equipment to underprivileged children in the community that would otherwise not get a chance to experience this wonderful sport. Additionally, each year a portion of the proceeds is directed towards Rotary Club of Scottsdale Foundation to fund its annual scholarship program. The Rotary Club of Scottsdale extends thank you to Scottsdale Ranch Park, the Phoenician, and all the tennis professionals and competing players, as well as, all the supporting sponsors and event supporters. For more information about Rotary Club of Scottsdale's upcoming speakers, projects, programs and meeting dates/locations - go to www.scottsdalerotary.org. Visitors to club meetings are always welcome - call 480-945-6158. At noon on May 18, 2015 at the McCormick Scottsdale, the club is hosting a Guest Day - keynote speaker is Douglas Price, Special Agent in charge of FBI Phoenix Division.
Picture Division A: The Winners in Division A were Matt Gleason and Candace Barrett
Picture Division B: The Winners in Division B were Raymond Hebert and Elise Hepner
Picture: Players in Competition at the Scottsdale Ranch Park
Picture: Craig Miller, Rotarian who has competed in all seven tournaments, along with Valentina Cristi, Rotary Club of Scottsdale's Rotary International Exchange Student.
Picture: Darin Shebest; Bob Jackson, Rotarian and Varesh Chaurasia - co-chairs of weekend event.