Bent Tree Tennis Tournament for Scholarships
By Jesse Hunter
The 8th Annual Bent Tree Tennis Tournament for Scholarships was held at Bent Tree on Saturday, April 28. Twenty men and women vied for the championship of the tourney, which raised $6000 for scholarships for varsity tennis players at Pickens High School.
The Ladies Division resulted in a tie between Teri Conaway and Gayle Foy. The Men’s Division was won by Robert Blanton.
In addition to the $30 fee paid by participants, the tourney was aided by many sponsors. They are: Diamond Level ($300)—Gordon Blackwell Realty, Blanton Electrical Services, Dr. Carlton Faulk- Georgia Mountain Dermatology, Parish Lowrie State Farm Insurance, Rock Creek Manor, Len Levy –Southeast Planning Group, Dr. Lyn Lewis-Wayside Animal Hospital; Gold Level ($200)—Bob & Kristy Coleman, Craft Real Estate, Dr. Matthew Camp-Georgia Mountain Ophthalmology, Harmony Henderson Allstate Agency, Jesse & Debbie Hunter, Dr. Sylvia Atkinson-Jasper Dental Associates, Michael W McElroy Law Offices; Silver Level ($150)—A & T Towing and Service Ctr., Animal Medical Clinic, Lana Bruce-Salon 84, Marty Callahan State Farm Insurance, Collins Septic Tank Service, The Fastest Dog, Inc., Dr. Brenda Fritz-North Georgia Smile Care, Hanging by a Thread Embroidery & Gifts, The Last Catch Seafood Restaurant, Lob & Drop Tennis Shop, Roland Tire, SouthScape Landscape Supply, Watkins & Carver Memorials, Weiner Eye Center, Inc.; Bronze Level ($100)—Advance Rehabilitation, Carol Carlsen, Dr. David E. Field-Canton Family Care, Barry & Gayle Foy, Carol Haisten, Carol Hutchison, Dick & Debbie Kilpatrick, Butch & Lynn Manni, Prestige Auto Repair, Dr. Eric Pryor, DMD, David Stone, Bill Swift; Supplementary Level—Foothills IGA Market, R & R Body Shop, The UPS Store-Jasper.
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 David Stone, wishes to thank the community for its support of this project.
Photography: Sheila Thompson