“Paddle for a Purpose” Waveny LifeCare Network’s 6th Annual Mixed-Paddle Event Heightens Awareness
Posted on March 4, 2014
Following the success of the past five years’ events, Waveny LifeCare Network recently held its 6th Annual Mixed-Paddle Tournament fundraiser. All monies were raised in support of Waveny’s not-for-profit network of residences, programs and services.
“We are delighted and grateful that we were able to attract our best local recreational players as well as top ranked APTA professionals who all come together to ‘Paddle for a Purpose’,” said Sharon Stevenson, Waveny Board Member and Event Chair. “Each year it is our hope to grow the number of players and venues as well as continue to provide one of the best mixed events with great competition for a worthy cause.”
“Our event is steadily generating an increase in awareness, enthusiasm, and support for Waveny and is already on the players’ calendars for next year” said Joanne Boyer, Director of Development. “This mixed paddle tournament’s continued momentum and success is due in large part to the participation of the local clubs and paddle pros as well as the player participants, wonderful sponsors and volunteers, who all helped to make sure the evening was enjoyable for everyone involved.”
The tournament was held concurrently at four event sites: the Country Club of New Canaan, New Canaan Field Club, The Lake Club and Waveny Park. Event finals were held at the Country Club of New Canaan and featured an after-party celebration inside the club’s paddle hut.
Event sponsors included Construction Resources, Inc., Morrison, Hearst Corporation, Karl Chevrolet, Viking Athletics, Stewart’s Spirits and Rehabilitation Services at Waveny Care Center. New this year to the event was corporate sponsor Construction Resources, which matched the registration fee for each team signing up at a special match level.
Country Club flight winners were Sharon Stevenson and Chris Chiaia with runners up Cindy and Ron Holland. Winners from the other site locations include Roxy Enica and Dilshod Sharifi with runners up Victoria Stoklasova and Scott McKessy; Doug Campbell and Maryellen O’Mahony with runners up Deirdre McAllister and Ross Smith; Cyrus Clark and Laura James with runners up Valerie and Peter Frost. Plans for next year’s 7th Annual Event are already being discussed. Waveny encourages all paddle players with an interest in giving back to the community to join its event planning committee. For more information, contact Joanne Boyer at 203.594.5416 or [email protected]
Waveny Life Care Network provides a comprehensive continuum of care – now including Waveny Home Healthcare – to serve the growing needs of older adults from all areas. Waveny is a not-for-profit organization that offers independent living at The Inn, assisted living for people with Alzheimer’s and memory loss at The Village, and skilled nursing at Waveny Care Center. It also includes the Brown Geriatric Evaluation Clinic, a Geriatric Care Management team that provides 24-hour coverage, an Adult Day Program that offers flexible hours and transportation five days a week, inpatient and outpatient Rehabilitation Services, and respite programs at both The Village and Care Center. For information call 1-855-WAVENY-1 or visit www.waveny.org.