YWCA’s annual tennis event is almost here

by Ian LeVee

The YWCA cordially invites you to join us for the 21st Annual Benefit Tennis Tournament on Saturday, May 20, at the Gettysburg College Tennis Courts. Proceeds benefit the YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County and our mission of eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.

tennis ball on tennis court

This tournament is organized by the YWCA and a committee of local tennis enthusiasts. Rice Fruit Company is the lead sponsor of the event held in memory of Arthur and Muriel Rice, local philanthropists committed to the support of healthcare and education.

At the YWCA, we work hard to honor our larger mission, as noted above. We are all about being and growing into our best – and healthiest – selves. When body and mind work together, it’s a beautiful thing contributing to individual and community goodwill and happiness.

It sometimes sounds so simple, but exercise is a crucial component of all that.

Tennis, everyone?

Long considered the ultimate lifetime sport, tennis is not only great exercise but “the leisure-time sports that inherently involve more social interaction, like the racquet sports, (are) associated with the best longevity,” according to a British Journal of Sports Medicine study that included over 80,000 UK adults at least 30 years of age. People who played tennis and other racquet sports also had a 56 percent lower risk of cardiovascular disease mortality.

Whether you play regularly, occasionally, rarely, or haven’t picked up a racquet in years, please consider joining us for one of our very favorite “lifetime” events. You’ll have a great time among some wonderful people.

The individual entry fee for the event is $75, $25 for high school students, and includes entry in the round-robin tournament, refreshments, and lunch. Guests are welcome to attend and join the celebration luncheon for $15 per person.

You can get more information or register online very easily. Of course, we are always delighted to have you stop in at the YWCA, 909 Fairfield Road, pick up a tennis tournament brochure, and register in person. Got questions? Please give me a call at 717-334-9171 ext. 120.

Ian LeVee is Director of Membership and IT at YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County

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