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Tuesday July 7th, 2015 4:52AM

Local tennis tournament raises money for Hemophilia of Georgia

By staff
More than 175 tennis players and spectators convened in Flowery Branch for Sterling on the Lake's Fourth Annual Member-Guest Tennis Tournament Presented by Wilson Orthodontics on May 18-20. <br /> <br /> The tournament was open to all residents of Sterling on the Lake and a non-resident partner of their choice. The teams were divided into 10 brackets with every level of tennis represented from beginners to seasoned pros. <br /> <br /> Through sponsorships, entry fees and a silent auction, the three-day tournament once again raised money for Hemophilia of Georgia, a local organization that exists so that people in Georgia affected by bleeding disorders live as normally and productively as possible.<br /> <br /> Scott Squillace, Chairman of Sterling on the Lake's tennis committee, said, "This year's tournament was the biggest yet and as a Sterling resident and tennis player. I am happy that we can hold this tournament every year to raise money for Hemophilia of Georgia."<br /> <br /> This year's tournament raised nearly $10,000, making it the largest amount in four years.<br /> <br /> Vic McCarty from Hemophilia of Georgia was on hand for the tournament and noted: "On behalf of Hemophilia of Georgia, we'd like to thank Sterling on the Lake for coordinating the 4th Annual Member/Guest Tournament and for once again making a donation to support our organization. This is always a great event and we love to see fundraising on such a local level. The generous support received from the event will help to send campers to Camp Wannaklot this summer."<br /> <br /> Entertainment was provided by Wilson Orthodontics, mimosas provided by Barefoot Wines, breakfast sponsored by Chick-fil-a, lunch catered by Shane's Rib Shack and dinner provided by Vinny's Pizza and Italian Grille and an overall desire of charitable giving.<br /> <br /> This year's winners were: Andrea Del Valle and Marielena Zambrano, Marielba Ahmed and Susan Sheppard, Tricia Kerul and Gaby Castaldo, Kathy Anglin and Jennifer Zimmerman, April Curlee and Gail Lightsey,  Michael Richards and Brandon Sloan, Joe Anglin and Bao Dang, Derek Oates and Karl Oates, Joel Nevins and Jeff Nevins, and Ferrell Curlee and Larry Smosny.
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