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Lauren Mandell and Carrie Rabuse Sail Through “The Sally”
November 6, 2014
“The Sally” charity paddle tournament was held on Wednesday, October 29th, with a full draw of 42 women teams from 5 states. As usual, the registration was closed a week or so early due to the tournament’s wide support by returning and new participants. The weather, competition, laughter, and overall fun did not disappoint any of the 84 women who participated. The 2014 champions were Lauren Mandell and Carrie Rabuse with a 6-2, 6-3, win over Annica van Starrenburg and Nancy Eaves.
The Sally has been held at Fox Meadow Tennis Club in Scarsdale, New York, for over 35 years. It is a competitive, yet friendly, women’s paddle and silent auction event for intermediate to advanced players. Proceeds from “The Sally” support the Children’s Village Sanctuary, which provides a safe haven for Westchester County, New York, teens who are homeless or have run away, often from unsafe or abusive homes. They come to the shelter voluntarily, often after spending weeks or months on the street. Each year, more than 200 at-risk teens come to the shelter lonely and scared and leave with a safe place to go and a plan for success. This year we are on target to exceed our 2013 fundraising attainment of $40,000 with help from many individual sponsors as well as key sponsorship from Astoria Bank and PaddlePlayer.com, in addition to many local clubs who help by offering their paddle courts for morning matches.
The complete results and many pictures from the event can be seen at www.PaddlePlayer.com/Charities
Thank you to everyone for your participation in this great event!
(l-r) Winners Lauren Mandell & Carrie Rabuse; Finalists Annica van Starrenburg & Nancy Eaves