Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Grand Tennis Club Raises More Than 42,000 Meals for the Hungry

of Surprise During 2011 Shine in the Sun Senior Tennis Tournament

Shine in the Sun Senior Tennis Tournament Co-Chairs Cheryl Bush and Vivian McCurdy joined members of Grand Tennis Club and representatives of US Bank to present a check for $6,022 to Elizabeth Wilkinson of St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance at the Food Bank’s Surprise facility.
The tournament was held Nov. 9-13 and attracted 175 participants this year. The tournament was an all-volunteer event and with the help of US Bank, $6,022 and more than 300 pounds of food was raised for the hungry of the West Valley. St. Mary’s can turn every donated dollar into enough food to distribute to seven people, so this year’s tournament raised more than 42,400 meals for the one in four children dealing with hunger issues in our state.
St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance thanks Cheryl, Vivian, Ellen Bedwell, everyone at the Grand Tennis Club and US Bank for a great tournament and a great donation that is very much needed and appreciated.

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