7th Brookside Invitational Brings Players Together for Charity

KATIE BLISS
JANUARY 27, 2011
RUTHERFORD, NJ

Over 100 players from across New York and New Jersey participated in the 7th Annual Brookside Invitational Charity Platform Tennis Festival on January 17, raising more than $22,000 to be donated to local charities.

Spearheaded by “Handsome Jim” Ward, and hosted by the Rutherford (NJ) Elks and Brookside Racquet and Swim Club, the monies raised will be distributed to multiple food pantries, various special children's organizations including the Special Olympics of Bergen County, the Elks Army of Hope which assists NJ Veterans when they return home from the Middle East, Rebuilding Together which makes homes safe and warm for financially challenged families and the Oasis Foundation.

Courts from 6 Club's were used. Participating clubs were Brookside, Indian Trail, Ramsey CC, Ridgewood CC, Tuxedo CC and the Upper Ridgewood Tennis Club.

2011 Brookside Festival

2011 Brookside Festival

Photos by Paul M. Low

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