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SCCF announces 18th Annual Tennis Tournament winners

By Staff | Mar 31, 2010

Dr. Bob Fisher competes in the Men’s 3.5 bracket.

The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) held its 18th Annual Tennis Tournament at The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club on March 13-14, raising more than $22,500 for the Foundation’s General Operating Fund.

This year’s Presenting Sponsor was the Sanibel-Captiva Trust Company. A cocktail party kicked off the event on Friday evening, with over 75 players and sponsors attending with hors d’oeuvres by Leslie Adams Catering.

The winners were:

Men’s 3.5 – John Gersack, Phil Howard, Dick Schneider and Alan Wortzel

Ladies 3.5: Jan Grier, Joyce Verdi, Bridget Funk and Marjorie Pacheco

Marjorie Pacheco, who teamed with Bridget Funk in the Ladies 3.5 bracket.

Men’s 4.0: Richard Gollin, James Gollin, Kirk William and Jimmy Fay

Ladies 4.0: Nancy Day, Debbie Fairbanks, Holly McIntosh and Libby McMillan

Mixed 4.0: Anne and Bill Wright and Tracy and Robert DiBiase

Mixed 4.0: Richard Gollin, Irmingard Markusch, Holly McIntosh and Joe Fenicchia

Mixed 4.5: Blake Matherly, Diane Geater, Pam and Ken Monahan

Championship Sponsors for the event were Wayne and Linda Boyd, Bill and Tory Burch, Martha and Rick Siders. Match Sponsors were Tom and Mimi Adams, Mike Kelly, John and Deborah La Gorce and Barefoot Charley’s Painting.

Set Sponsors included Bailey’s General Store, Fran Cameron, Dick and Nancy Curtin, Don and Ginny Egensteiner, Tim and Carol Gardner, Ron and Phyllis Gibson, Suzanne and Fredarick Gobel, Jane Hanger, Island Chiropractic, Island Graphics, Larry and Jeannette James, Liddy Johnson, Sally Reed, Paul and Lucy Roth, Charlie and Caroline LeGette, Rose and Jack Rogers, Sallie Soule, Patrick and April Tzanis, Nanelle Wehmann and Bob Wigley.

In addition, Game Sponsors were Bill and Carol Fenniman, Harry and Mona Gleitz, Inge and Henry Glissman, Island Sun Newspaper, Ken and Pam Monahan, PocoLoco’s, Carol and Bill Rosenberg, Jodi Cort and Warren Schwab, Sanibel-Captiva Community Bank, Charlie Sobczak and Molly Heuer and Jack and Starr Thomas.

The winner of the Luc Century Raffle gift was Warren Schwab, who got to go home with a gorgeous bowl with deeply etched Loggerhead Sea Turtles on it.

Silent Auction Donations were received from Myra Roberts, who designed a giclee print depicting her interpretation of SCCF over the years; Marcia Feeney of Interiors by Decorating Den donated a magnificent silk flower arrangement; Lily & Company Jewelers donated three gorgeous pieces of Marahlogo jewelry including a necklace, earrings and ring; Catering by Leslie Adams donated a five-course catered dinner for four; The St. Francis Inn Bed & Breakfast in St. Augustine donated a two-night stay; The Hammerheads hand-built a high top table with a Kym Nader hand-painted Loggerhead Turtle on it; Joe and Joyce Pignotti donated a four-night stay at the Sundial Beach Resort; and the Estate of Theodore Cross donated a first edition copy of his magnificent book, Waterbirds.

Special thanks to The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club for their support again this year, especially Tennis Pro Louis Vosloo and Tennis Shop Manager Diane Limeri. Without their help, this year’s tournament could not have been the success that it was.

SCCF is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to conservation of coastal habitats and aquatic resources on Sanibel and Captiva and in the surrounding watershed through, Environmental Education, Marine Research, Natural Resource Policy, Native Plant Nursery, Sea Turtle Conservation and Wildlife Habitat Management.