Bent Tree Tennis & Pickleball Tournament for Scholarships
By Jesse Hunter
The 10th Annual Bent Tree Tennis & Pickleball Tournament for Scholarships was held at Bent Tree on Saturday, September 26. The tournament was originally scheduled for April 25 but was postponed due to the corona virus pandemic. Forty-seven men and women participated in the event that was highlighted by a beautiful day and a desire to join together to raise $5800 for deserving students.
In addition to the $35 fee paid by participants, the tourney was aided by many sponsors. They are: Diamond Level ($300)—Gordon Blackwell Realty; Hanging by a Thread Embroidery & Gifts; Jesse & Debbie Hunter, Mark & Karen Krasner-M.K. Distributors, Parish Lowrie- State Farm Insurance; Len Levy-Southeast Planning Group. Gold Level ($200)—Dr. Matthew Camp-Georgia Mountain Ophthalmology; Bob & Kristy Coleman; Dr. Carlton Faulk-Georgia Mountain Dermatology; Carol Haisten; Harmony Henderson Allstate Agency; Mama Geraldine’s Cookies. Silver Level ($150)—A & T Towing and Service Center; Lana Bruce-Salon 84; Collins Septic Tank Service; Community Bank of Pickens County; Jasper Discount Cleaners; The Last Catch Seafood Restaurant; Roland Tire; SouthScape Landscape Supply; Weiner Eye Center, Inc. Bronze Level ($100)—Advance Rehabilitation; Arty Allen; Barry and Gayle Foy; Dick & Debbie Kilpatrick; Brad and Elizabeth King; Tim and Sally Long; Dr. Eric Pryor, DMD; David Stone. Supplementary Level—Dr. David E. Field-Canton Family Care; R & R Body Shop; The UPS Store-Jasper.
The scholarship tournament was conducted in partnership with the Bent Tree Foundation, Inc., a 501c(3) organization. Its website is www.benttreefoundation.org.
The Bent Tree Tennis Committee, chaired by Kristy Coleman, wishes to thank the community for its support of this project.