Tennis Tournament to Benefit Mary Free Bed Wheelchair and Adaptive Sports Program
Lynn Bender, Tournament Director
Grand Rapids, Michigan, January 4th - 6th, 2013 - Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital will begin 2013 with an exciting tennis event. Our 9th annual adult doubles charity tennis tournament will be held at Ramblewood Tennis and Health Club, 4250 Spartan Industrial Drive, Grandville, MI 49418. The event will run Friday, January 4th through Sunday, January 6th and is open to adults of all skill levels.
This three-day tournament will include men’s, women’s and mixed doubles, awards for finalists and excellent raffle prize including “Dinner for a Week” sponsored by various local restaurants and the chance to win a West Michigan Whitecaps suite for a game. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Mary Free Bed youth, collegiate and adult wheelchair tennis programs.
The Wheelchair and Adaptive Sports Program at Mary Free Bed offers exceptional opportunities for people with physical disabilities to participate in life-long physical activities. More than a dozen sports are currently offered through the program, including an adult traveling wheelchair tennis team, a youth tennis team, and collegiate tennis team. The program is also host to a nationally and internationally sanctioned wheelchair tennis tournament.
Media crews attending this weekend’s fundraising tournament will be able to see first-hand the positive impact Mary Free Bed Wheelchair and Adaptive Sports Program has on the community. Interviews with players and tournament officials will be made available.
LOCATION: Ramblewood Tennis and Health Club, 4250 Spartan Industrial Drive, Grandville, MI
DATE: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, January 4th-6th
TIMES: Friday from 6pm-10pm, Saturday from 9am-7pm, and Sunday 9am-6pm