2016 Charity Pickleball Results

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The results from the Saturday July 23rd, 2016 American Cancer Society 2016 QC Charity Pickleball Tournament at the Quad City Tennis club in Moline, IL are in and by all standards I must consider it a huge success! Before I get into all of the details, I want to personally thank all of the players, sponsors, volunteers, and facility managers who helped make this tournament such a memorable event. When I decided to organize and move this event forward, the sole motivating purpose, (other than having a wonderful time with friends & family) was to raise funds to be donated to the American Cancer Society to in a small but personal way help out the search for a cure of this horrendous disease! Just in this week since the completion of the tournament, I have found out that a very close friend of mine has been diagnosed with lung cancer, and the sister of one of the players in last week’s tournament has been diagnosed with breast cancer, so thanks again to everyone who helped out last week.

Jeff Collar Sr.

The first thing I want to let everyone know is that according to Tanya Huntington the West Central Illinois Manager for the American Cancer Society, our Tournament was the largest fundraiser so far this year, in her district! I was able to present her with a check in the amount of $1,750.00 dollars!

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Tanya Huntington & Jeff Collar Sr

 

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Many thanks to WQAD Channel 8 for covering the event!

https://www.facebook.com/jana.baltimore/videos/10154310492712380/

These are the sponsors that donated money, food, water, prizes, etc. that helped defray the costs and allow more of the proceeds to be able to be donated. Please support these local & regional sponsors.

Major Sponsors:
Discover  Chiropractic
Gamma Sports
River City Tire
Pro-Lite Sports
QC Sportstown
Rivals Sports Bar & Grill
HyVee
Johnny’s Pizza & Slices
VTG Community Network
Pickleball Rocks
Quad City Tennis Club – Thrive Academy

Special Donations:
Vanessa Anderson
Robert Whitmore
Cathy Gaines
Larry White
Pete & Teresa Cone
Jane Clark
Dave Eglehart
Butch Fosdick

Volunteers:
Jana Baltimore
Lexy Baltimore
Jim Severe
Lori Sheets
Tom Biehl
Caitee Margenthaler
Ryan Roeth
Barb Shinbori
Larry White
Jeff Collar Jr
Chris Fricke
John Galantis
Jeff Hayes
(Plus everyone who helped with the takedown of the nets & tape pulling)
If I have missed anyone I apologize in advance!

Now on to the results & some photos.
Congratulations to all of the medal winners!
We were not able to get pictures of all of the medal winners, but the ones we did get are pictured here.
If anyone has pictures to fill out the open slots, you can send them to me at Bigredqc@Aol.com and I will add them in.

Men’s Doubles “A” Division

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Gold – Ryan Roeth & Tom Jennings

Silver – Sonny Linhart & Mike Steele

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Bronze – Bala Sreekanth & Aj Sreekanth

Men’s Doubles B Division

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Blaine Carroll & Steve Szalo

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Silver – Ed Dempsey & Dave Langrock

Bronze – Scott Campbell & Jim Vondran

Women’s Doubles “A” Division
Gold – Julie Edmonds & Janette Harrington
Silver – Vanessa Anderson & Chris Fricke
Bronze – Sheri Michel & MaryAnn Carstens

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Left to right: Chris Fricke & Vanessa Anderson – Janette Harrington & Julie Edmonds – MaryAnn Carstens & Sheri Michel

Women’s Doubles “B” Division
Gold – Karen Sparbel & Marla Hilbert
Silver – Carolyn Hingst & Karen Otto
Bronze – Vicki Ryan & Leslie Swords

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Left to Right: Karen Otto & Carolyn Hingst – Karen Sparbel & Marla Hilbert – Leslie Swords & Vicki Ryan

Mixed Doubles “A” Division

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Gold – Micheal Edmonds & Julie Edmonds

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Silver – Bala Shreekanth & Janette Harrington

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Bronze – Ryan Roeth & Caitee Margenthaler

Mixed Doubles “B” Division

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Gold – Blaine Carroll & Vicki Ryan

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Silver – Noah Dohrn & Ruth Senneff

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Bronze – Dave Langrock & Karen Otto

Miscellaneous Photos by Jim Severe & Jeff Collar

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10 Courts Taped & Ready to go!

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Check in / Greeters / and Raffle Sales – Lexy Baltimore & Jana Baltimore

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