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The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation is seeking doubles teams and sponsors for its 28th Annual Tennis Tournament to be held at Beachview Tennis Club on Dec. 7-8. The weekend event welcomes spectators as well.
“It’s a great opportunity to have fun, play tennis, enjoy refreshments and support SCCF, an organization that has a long and vital history on our islands,” says Lisa Newmeyer-Cochrane, chair of the tournament.
Established in 1992, the tennis tournament is the longest-running fundraiser of the SCCF and is known for bringing the community together for a cause that islanders cherish. Tournament co-founder and Sanibel resident Luc Century, a highly-acclaimed glass artist and tennis aficionado, is once again donating etched works of glass as trophies.
“We’re also going to have some great prizes and a raffle,” says Newmeyer-Cochrane, who also plays in the tournament. “I love tennis so it’s a great way to give back to SCCF and enjoy some great fun on the courts.”
Men’s and women’s doubles teams who play at the 3.0, 3.5 and 4.0 levels are welcome to enter the tournament. An entry fee of $75/person includes a T-shirt and both breakfast and lunch on Saturday and Sunday. Winners and runners-up receive a wine glass etched by Luc Century.
For registration, contact Beachview Tennis Director Toni Halski at 239-472-9099. Sponsorships are still available at levels from $150 to $5000 by calling the SCCF at 239-472-2329. You can download a registration form for sponsorship or entry here. Registration is open until Dec. 4.
Breakfast, lunch and refreshments are being provided by Bailey’s General Store, Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille, the Lazy Flamingo, Malia, Sanibel Deli and Traders. Spectators are welcome to enjoy refreshments from 9am to dusk on Saturday and 9am to 1pm on Sunday.