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Charity Tennis Tourney Raises $4,500

Douglas County's Annual Charity Tennis Tournament raised $4,500 for the community.

On Nov. 17 and 18 Gold’s Gym held its 27th Douglas County Annual Charity Tennis Tournament, in order to raise money for the community.

"The charity event raised more than $4,500 for good causes," Peter Freeman, head coach at Tennis Paradise at Gold’s Gym, said in an email.

"This year, we were aiming to help the Public Education Trust, which would provide a scholarship to a child in Douglasville," Freeman said. "Despite the rough times everyone seems to be having recently, we had an amazing turn out. People were coming to play for their community and raise money for those who need it most. The tournament saw nearly 100 people signed up and playing for their community, as well as multiple members in our community offering sponsorship of the tournament to support the charity and help raise money."

The following were sponsors: Members First Credit Union and Terry Hardy; Frank Winn; Thornton Chevrolet and John Thornton; Michael Coleman; Atlanta Kitchen Equipment and David Highnote; Christopher Baggett; Natural Tennis and Arlen Loden.

There were five levels of play and the winners were:

Tennis 1-2-3 Level:
Anita Rucker and Sabrina Starr (Winners)
Maryanne Nelson and Sandra Woods (Finalists)

Women’s C Level:
Sharon Goodwin and Peggy Foreman (Winners)
Sarah Dixon and Gayle Bryant (Finalists)

Women’s A Level:
LaDonna Renolds and Beth Hunt (Winners)
Rhonda Bush and Casey Sitton (Finalists)

Men’s A Level:
Michael Edwards and William Edwards (Winners)
David Highnote and Seth Highnote (Finalists)

Men’s Open:
Peter Freeman and Jordan Phillips (Winners)
Steve Naczki and Chad Burton (Finalists)

"At Gold’s Gym, we try to remind everyone that we are a family, that we are in this together, and that no matter the hardships we face, or the trouble we have in our lives, there will always be someone there to lend us a helping hand," Freeman said.

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