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Paddle Tennis Event Supports New Canaan's Waveny LifeCare Network

Tournament flight winners Will Oberrender and Brittney Faber with runners up Patrick O'Callaghan and Margaret Souther.
Tournament flight winners Will Oberrender and Brittney Faber with runners up Patrick O'Callaghan and Margaret Souther. Photo Credit: Contributed

NEW CANAAN, Conn. –Waveny LifeCare Network recently held its 8th Annual Mixed-Paddle Tournament fundraiser. All monies raised support the enhancement of special programs for those served by Waveny’s non-profit network of eldercare residences, programs and services.

“This year more than ever we were able to deliver upon our goal of growing and providing one of the area’s best mixed paddle events with great competition for a worthy cause” said Sharon Stevenson, Waveny Board Member and Event Chair. “We are so pleased to attract the best local recreational players in addition to top ranked APTA professionals to ‘Paddle for a Purpose.’”

“Paddle for a Purpose’s continued momentum and success is due in large part to the efforts of our wonderful sponsors, our volunteers, and the participation of the local clubs, paddle pros and recreational players who all help to make sure our event is exciting for everyone involved,” said Joanne Boyer, Waveny’s Director of Development. “Year after year, our event increasingly generates enthusiasm and support for Waveny, and heightens awareness of our mission to meet our community’s eldercare needs.”

The tournament was held concurrently at four event sites: 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.

Winners from the four individual sites were Eric Fey and Marina Ruiz with runners up Nick Bergman and Roxy Enica; Will Oberrender and Brittney Faber with runners up Patrick O'Callaghan and Margaret Souther; Ryan and Paige Shockley with runners up Ben and Shawn Swett; and Peter and Julie Barrett with runners up Jon Rockman and Alice Parker.

Event sponsors included Orthopaedic and Neurosurgery Specialists (ONS), Morrison Community Living, Karl Chevrolet, Lampert, Toohey, and Rucci, LLC, Stewart’s Spirits and Rehabilitation Services at Waveny Care Center. Corporate sponsor Corridor matched the entire registration fee for each team that signed up at an enhanced match level.

Celebrating 40 years of serving the community, Waveny LifeCare Network provides a comprehensive continuum of 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 Waveny Home Healthcare, Waveny at Home, the Brown Geriatric Evaluation Clinic, Geriatric Care Management, an Adult Day Program available on weekdays with flexible hours, inpatient and outpatient Rehabilitation Services, and respite programs at The Village and Care Center. For information call 1-855-WAVENY-1 or visit www.waveny.org.

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