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Corporate Tennis Challenge



Region Fundraiser Helps Veterans and Their Families

In the spirit of the holiday season, the USTA Eastern Long Island teamed up with United Way of Long Island to hold its first Corporate Tennis Challenge Fundraiser in December.
The team from Carefree Racquet Club of Merrick was the overall team winner, taking home the title of LI Corporate Tennis Champion at the event, which was hosted by the Port Washington Tennis Academy. Coming in second was the team sponsored by tennis enthusiast Steve Shapiro of Merrick.
The event raised money to provide rehabilitative and recreational tennis programs for returning military veterans and their families. All profits went to the United Way of Long Island’s Military Family Assistance Project, which supports programs that serve Long Island military, reservist and National Guard personnel active in Operation Enduring Freedom and/or Operation Iraqi Freedom/New Dawn and their families.
Members of the winning team from Carefree were:  Mara Mazza, Ben Mazza, Veronica Kurka, Ruth Settles, Debra Lehman, Seth Lehman, Michele Bergman, Liz Schiff, Devang Parmar and Susan Fisch.
Participating teams represented the following: United Way of Long Island (www.unitedwayli.org), Deer Park; Malverne School District (two teams); Carefree Racquet Club (www.carefreeracquetclub.com); Setauket Tennis & Fitness (www.setaukettennis.com), East Setauket; Steve Shapiro, and HD Tennis, Syosset.