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!
Many thanks to WQAD Channel 8 for covering the event!
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.
River City Tire
Rivals Sports Bar & Grill
Johnny’s Pizza & Slices
VTG Community Network
Quad City Tennis Club – Thrive Academy
Pete & Teresa Cone
Jeff Collar Jr
(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
Silver – Sonny Linhart & Mike Steele
Men’s Doubles B Division
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
Women’s Doubles “B” Division
Gold – Karen Sparbel & Marla Hilbert
Silver – Carolyn Hingst & Karen Otto
Bronze – Vicki Ryan & Leslie Swords
Mixed Doubles “A” Division
Mixed Doubles “B” Division
Miscellaneous Photos by Jim Severe & Jeff Collar