31 July, 2019
It was an exciting day for the OSTEN & VICTOR Alberta Tennis Centre on June 15, 2019. We hosted the first annual Celebrity Tennis Tournament in support of Comrie's Sports Equipment Bank. Teams were each able to pick a local sports celebrity to play on their team and then participated in a round robin tournament to determine the champions. Canadian Tennis legend Daniel Nestor was joined by hockey legends Lanny MacDonald, Perry Berezan, Theo Fleury, Colin Patterson and Mike Vernon. These athletes were also joined by Olympians Jesse Lumsden, Helen Upperton and Alysia Rissling.
It was no surprise to see that Daniel Nestor and partner Al Fowler took top prize in the tournament, but overall we were quite impressed with the overall tennis talent of the group! It was a great time on the courts followed by a delicious pasta meal put on by Double Zero Pizza.
The event raised thousands of dollars for the Comrie's Sports Equipment Bank which outfits kids in sports gear to make sure they aren't kept on the sideline because their parent's cannot afford the gear necessary to play. The OSTEN & VICTOR Alberta Tennis Centre is proud to support this event and we are definitely looking forward to making it even better next year. Huge shout out to all of the teams who participated and the sponsors that made it possible.
For more information about the Comrie's Sports Equipment Bank, click HERE.