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Comrie’s Sports Equipment Bank to hold inaugural celebrity tennis tournament

May 10, 2019
written by: Tennis Alberta

Daniel Nestor, Lanny McDonald, Jesse Lumsden, Theo Fleury and Catriona Le May Doan among star-studded line-up of players

On June 15th, Comrie’s Sports Equipment Bank (Comrie’s) will host its first-ever celebrity tennis tournament at the state-of-the-art OSTEN & VICTOR Alberta Tennis Centre. Comrie’s is one of the city’s leading not-for-profit organizations dedicated to providing equipment to children at no cost, who would otherwise be denied the opportunity to play sports.

This tournament welcomes 16 influential Canadians, including tennis star Daniel Nestor, hockey icons Lanny McDonald and Theo Fleury, and Canadian Olympians Catriona Le May Doan and Jesse Lumsden.

“We are thrilled to be hosting Comrie’s first celebrity tennis tournament and are humbled by the tremendous support we have received from the community as we launch this inaugural event,” said Jeff Shepherd, Executive Director, Comrie’s Sports Equipment Bank. “This tournament will feature well-known personalities who have generously dedicated their time to Comrie’s in support of children in our community.”

Click here to download tournament poster

Players, sponsors and attendees will be treated to an exciting day of tennis, seeing some of the country’s most famous faces play alongside Calgarians. Players will participate in a series of doubles matches to become the first official winner of the Comrie’s Sports Equipment Bank Celebrity Tennis Tournament, earning ultimate bragging rights.

“I am thankful for this opportunity to participate in this tournament, ultimately supporting children in our communities to pursue their love for sport,” said Daniel Nestor. “Tennis has played an incredible role in my life and I am excited to share my passion for the sport while I play alongside the Calgary community.”

Since its 2014 inception, Comrie’s has distributed over 51,500 sporting items and outfitted over 13,700 kids with equipment. With the launch of the celebrity tennis tournament, Comrie’s hopes to continue this momentum through increased awareness and funds for the organization.

Calgarians are encouraged to join Comrie’s for this exciting event. Ticket options include:

  • Viewing Only – $20+GST, providing general admission to all matches.
  • All Access – $100+GST, providing general admission to all matches, food, drink and a post-tournament VIP reception. Please note that the All Access pass is 18+ only.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.showpass.com/comriescelebritytennis.

 

Anyone interested in playing can contact Danny Da Costa at ddacosta@allbertatenniscentre.ca or 587-393-1604

(Post via OSTEN & VICTOR Alberta Tennis Centre)