Great return from Yeppoon charity tennis challenge
From The Capricorn Coast Mirror
THE inaugural Len Bauer Massage and Rejuvenation Centre Charity Tennis Challenge at the Yeppoon Tennis Club courts at Cooee Bay on Saturday was a huge success, with about 80 players attending and raising $2000 for Transplant Australia (Queensland).
The tournament was co-hosted by Cressy Tennis Club and Yeppoon Tennis Club.
Cressy teams Foot Faulters and Heartless Bs won the A and Men's divisions respectively, while a composite team from Agnes Water and Mackay, One Bung Lung, won the Women's division.
The organising committee was pleased to achieve their three goals: To have a fun full day of tennis; create awareness of Transplant Australia and Donate Life; and raise funds for Transplant Australia (Queensland).
Players Steve Griffin and Matt Scott took part in the challenge and were able to speak first-hand about the importance of organ donation, having received a kidney and heart transplants respectively.
From the enthusiasm and success of the day, plans for a bigger event next year are already being made.
The organising committee thanked major sponsor Len Bauer Massage and Rejuvenation Centre, with support from Yeppoon Pines (each player received a pineapple), the Coast Motel, Picko's Plants, Coded Engineering and Capricorn Cladding and Insulation.