The 7th Annual Bent Tree Tennis Tournament for Scholarships was held at Bent Tree on Saturday, April 29. Thirty-five men and women vied for the championship of the tourney, which raised $6000 for scholarships for varsity tennis players at Pickens High School.
The tourney had three levels of competition: Division 1 winners were: Dick Kilpatrick and Ford Pearce. Division 2 winners were: Barbara Biello and Scott Kiker. Division 3 winners were: Maddie Schultz and Ken Simpson.
In addition to the $30 fee paid by the participants, the tourney was aided by many sponsors. They are: Premier Level ($1000)—Rocco’s Pub; Diamond Level ($300)—Gordon Blackwell Realty, Dr. Carlton Faulk-Georgia Mountain Dermatology, Len Levy-Southeast Planning Group, Rock Creek Manor, Dr. Lyn Lewis-Wayside Animal Hospital; Gold Level ($200)—Animal Medical Clinic, Blanton Electrical Services, Dr. Matthew Camp-Georgia Mountain Ophthalmology, Bob & Kristy Coleman, Craft Realty, Hanging by a Thread Embroidery & Gifts, Jesse and Debbie Hunter; Silver Level($150)
A & T Towing and Service Center, Lana Bruce-Salon 84, Marty Callahan State Farm Insurance, Collins Septic Tank Service, The Fastest Dog, Inc., Dr. Brenda Fritz-North Georgia Smile Care, Dr. Sylvia Atkinson-Jasper Dental Associates, The Last Catch Seafood Restaurant, Michael W. McElroy Law Offices, SouthScape Landscape Supply, Watkins & Carver Memorials, Weiner Eye Center; Bronze Level ($100)—Advance Rehabilitation, Angelia Cannon, Dr. David Field-Canton Family Care, Carol Haisten, Harmony Henderson Allstate Agency, Carol Hutchison, Verna Jones, Dick & Debbie Kilpatrick, Butch & Lynn Manni, Prestige Auto Repair, Dr. Eric S. Pryor, DMD, Southern Sass Salon, Torrey Mountain Properties; Supplementary Level—Maggie’s Off Main Salon, R & R Body Shop, UPS Store-Jasper.
The scholarship tournament was conducted in partnership with the Bent Tree Foundation, Inc., a 501 c3 organization. Its website is www.benttreefoundation.org.
The Bent Tree Tennis Committee, chaired by Dick Kilpatrick, wishes to thank the community for its support of this project.