YMCA of Greater Syracuse News & Headlines

August 15, 2014

Charity Tennis Tourney a Success

Kristin Benson and Kara KruegerMore than 50 people competed at the Manlius YMCA Charity Tennis Tournament Aug. 2-3. Together with corporate sponsors and spectators, the group had fun and raised more than $4,000 to benefit neighbors in need.

The inaugural tournament was a huge success, according to Lesley Wilcox, Associate Executive Director, Manlius YMCA. Players and sponsors are already inquiring about joining the cause and participating in the tournament in the summer of 2015.

The Charity Tennis Tournament featured adult men's, women's and mixed doubles. Teams played on the Manlius YMCA’s three indoor hard courts and on three outdoor clay courts. The day included breakfast, lunch, tennis, and fun for all.

Proceeds from the event will be used to provide financial assistance to kids, families and adults who are otherwise unable to afford YMCA programs. The money raised will ensure that all families can afford childcare at the Y, that kids with special needs can get the help they need while at the Y, and that seniors with financial problems can continue to enjoy healthy activities with friends at the Y.

Lead sponsors for the tournament included Alan Byer Volvo, Valvoline Instant Oil Change and Tops Friendly Markets. Lunch was provided by Stingers Pizza Pub in Manlius. Dessert was provided by Cafe 119 also in Manlius.

“It was a great day of tennis, and a great day of fun in support of the Y and our cause,” Lesley Wilcox said. “We thank our sponsors and participants for all they do to strengthen community.”

Congratulations to our tournament champions:

3.0/3.5 Women – Kristin Benson and Kara Krueger (pictured, above right)

3.0/3.5 Men – Dave Revette and Ken Allen

4.0/4.5 Men – Alessandro Nieves and Abe Davis

3.5 Mixed – Elaine Quintana and Sam Chan

4.0/4.5 Mixed – Mara Roberts/Josh Mulligan

More photos on the Manlius YMCA Facebook Page

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