Bent Tree Tennis & Pickleball Tournament for Scholarships
By Jesse Hunter and Photography by Sheila Thompson
The 11th Annual Bent Tree Tennis & Pickleball Tournament for Scholarships was held at Bent Tree on Saturday, September 25. Twenty-seven men and women participated in the event that was highlighted by a beautiful day and a desire to join together to raise $5900 for deserving students.
In addition to the $35 fee paid by participants, the tourney was aided by many sponsors. They are: Diamond Level ($300)—Coca Cola Company, David’s Tree Service, Jesse & Debbie Hunter, Mark & Karen Krasner-M.K. Distributors, Parish Lowrie State Farm Insurance, Rock Creek Manor, Dr. Lyn Lewis-Wayside Animal Hospital; Gold Level ($200)—Dr. Matthew Camp-Georgia Mountain Ophthalmology, Bob & Kristy Coleman, Community Bank of Pickens County, Dr. Carlton Faulk-Georgia Mountain Dermatology, Brenda Fritz Dentistry, 515 Life Real Estate, Sonny & Carol Haisten, Harmony Henderson Allstate Agency; Silver Level ($150)—A & T Towing and Service Center, Collins Septic Tank Service, SouthScape Landscape Supply; Bronze Level ($100)— Advance Rehabilitation, Tom Ashbeck, Hanging by a Thread Embroidery & Gifts, Home Depot, Carol Hutchison, Dick & Debbie Kilpatrick, Tim and Sally Long, Mama Geraldine’s Cookies, Prestige Auto Repair, Dr. Eric Pryor, DMD, Tom & Margie Robinson, Roland Tire; Supplementary Level—Phil Bracken, Buddy & Suzi Creef, Al & Heather Kennedy, Butch & Lynn Manni, George & Miriam Martinez, R & R Body Shop, Gerald & Linda Thurman, The UPS Store-Jasper, Deb White.
The scholarship tournament was conducted in partnership with the Bent Tree Foundation, Inc., a 501 c(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.