Sunday, February 19, 2012

Putting the fun in fundraiser

Last night our tri-level team hosted an event at Moorland to raise money for our Nationals trip.

We set up fun activities: volleys, clocking serves, and hitting targets. Mary H., Lauren, and Jody, who aren't making the trip with us, came to play and help us out.

I worked the ball machine on court 4 and was awed by how good everyone’s ground strokes were. I got hit only a couple of times.

Char used the megaphone early and often but managed to not disturb Debbie’s six-week-old grandson. After the drills, she announced who had the fastest serve: Patrice's husband, Tim, at 98 miles per hour. Unreal!

The constant walking to retrieve balls worked up my appetite. While our guests played competitive mixed doubles, I grazed on veggies and dip, later moving on to lots of brown foods: wings, meatballs, chocolate mousse cake. Great job, Pam and Gina, with coordinating the food!

On to the raffle. I'm happy to say that my friends won the necklace, earrings, massage, tennis dress, three-month Highlander membership, and dinner prepared by a chef. Kevin, I'm sorry you didn't win the apple pie.

I feel very lucky, having a terrific partner and being on a winning team. Being around people who cheer us on makes it even better. Patrice and I were so touched by the support from our Highlander friends: Doug and Beth, Dan and Mary C., Ron and Jean, Colleen and Kevin, Tim, Terry, Chris, Fred, Mary A., and Carol came to play tennis and buy raffle tickets. Rick and Jess, thanks for donating to the cause. We hope to see you very soon.

Heartfelt thanks to all for sharing our love of tennis and reminding us what a great club we belong to.

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