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“Paddle for a Purpose:” Waveny’s 7th Annual Mixed-Paddle Event Heightens Awareness of Eldercare Options

“Paddle for a Purpose:” Waveny’s 7th Annual Mixed-Paddle Event Heightens Awareness of Eldercare Options

Posted on March 3, 2015

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Categories: Fundraising & Development, Waveny Events

Following the success of the past six years’ events, Waveny LifeCare Network recently held its 7th Annual Mixed-Paddle Tournament fundraiser. All monies raised support Waveny’s not-for-profit network of eldercare residences, programs and services. 

“We were delighted and grateful to see top-ranked APTA professionals and our community’s best local recreational players come together to ‘Paddle for a Purpose,’” said Sharon Stevenson, Waveny Board Member and Event Chair. “Each year our hope is to provide one of the area’s best mixed events with great competition for a worthy cause. This year more than ever we accomplished that mission.”

“This mixed paddle tournament’s continued momentum and success is due in large part to the participation of the local clubs, paddle pros as well as the player participants, wonderful sponsors and volunteers who all helped to ensure the evening was outstanding for everyone involved,” said Joanne Boyer, Waveny’s Director of Development. “Our event is increasingly heightening awareness, enthusiasm and support for Waveny.”

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 Orthopaedic and Neurosurgery Specialists (ONS), Morrison, Karl Chevrolet, Hearst Corporation, New England Physical Care, Stewart’s Spirits and Rehabilitation Services at Waveny Care Center. Special thanks goes to corporate sponsor, The Corridor Group, for matching the registration fee for each team signing up at a special match level.  

Winners from the Lake Club location were Victoria Stoklasova and Junius Clark with runners up Gabriela Fernandez and Eric Fey. Winners from the other locations included Yuko Nishii and Peter Kohner with runners up Cara Ganser and Ron Balzano; Laura James and Cyrus Clark with runners up Margaret Greene and Jon Rockman; Shawn and Ben Swett with runners up Gitte and Christian Toft-Nielson.

Waveny LifeCare Network provides a comprehensive continuum of care 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 Waveny Home Healthcare, Waveny at Home, 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.