June 14, 2013
Tournament Raises More Than $25,000 for Gordon Hospital
More than $25,000 was raised recently as a result of the 2013 Gordon Hospital Foundation Tennis Tournament.
According to Judy Jackson, director of development services for Gordon Hospital, the seventh annual event, held in partnership with the Sequoyah Tennis Association and the City of Calhoun, was held at the City of Calhoun Tennis Courts. The event raised total of $25,975.
“This year’s tournament was the most successful yet,” Jackson says. “On behalf of the Gordon Hospital Foundation, I would like to express our sincere appreciation to Jeff and Bettina Briggs for all the hours they put into making the tournament a success each year.”
The funds will be used to purchase a Rigid Laryngoscope with camera for the Harris Radiation Therapy Center at Gordon Hospital. The device is used in the examination of patients with head and neck cancers, she added.
The Round Robin Doubles event was open to all men, women and juniors with players being divided into one of three levels: advanced, intermediate or beginner.
The title sponsors were Mohawk Industries and Mohawk Home. Court sponsors were OM Partners, Dr. Daniel Ahn, Bill Jourdain, Dudley Asset Management, Diprima Shoes, Peachtree Sales, Gene Kostreba, Tufting Parts Unlimited, Georgia Carpet Finishers, Acuff Orthodontics, Inc., Winter & Scoggins, Textile Coating, Jones Solutions LLC, Precision Loopers, Inc., Worley's Food Service, Standard Made Rugs, Inc., Associated Sample, Calhoun Plastics & Chemicals, Dixie Labels, Aliyah Personnel, Dr. Herbert Kosmahl, Card-Monroe Corp., B & M Machining, The Van De Wiele Group, Floor Productions, LLC, Quality Maintenance & Fabrication, Inc., Starr-Mathews Agency, Inc., Engineered Textile Products, Fox Systems, Inc., Gordon Building Supply, Rak Ten, Northwest Georgia Paving, Textile Rubber & Chemical Co., Inc., Joseph D. Little, Dalton Box, Nance Carpet & Rug, Mike Collins Associates, Inc., Northside Bank, Helen Jones, Meridian Specialty Yarn Group, Inc., Dr. Stephen King, McKessler Inc., and Donn Restelli.
This year’s winners were:
• Women – Madison Turner and Emily Jourdain (3.0 champs); Nicole Brown and Tina Jones (3.5 champs); Samantha Stewart and Caroline Tarpley. (4.0 champs); Nancy Hunt and Stephanie Caudell (4.5 champs);
• Men – Mike Stallings and Ian Johns (3.0 champs); Casey and Corey Baxter (3.5 champs); Francis Vasquez and Scott Bolyard (4.0 champs); Jake Briggs and Gib Roland (4.5 champs);
• Juniors – Emma King and Ashley Popham (12 and under champs); Neely Abernathy and Mary Grace Dudley (14 and under champs).