PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Monday, October 12, 2015

Tennis Classic Press Release

The Santa Barbara Tennis Club and Santa Barbara Tennis Patrons will team up for Special Olympics Santa Barbara this Saturday presenting the 6th Annual Tennis Classic to be held at the Santa Barbara Tennis Club, 2375 Foothill Rd, at 10:30 a.m. A Men’s and Women’s Doubles fundraiser, to benefit Special Olympics, as well as a Special Olympics Unified Classic will take place. The Unified Classic will pair Special Olympics athletes from Santa Barbara and Santa Maria with doubles partners from UCSB, Westmont, SBCC and Santa Barbara area high schools.
The Tennis Classic will begin at 10:30 a.m. and the awards ceremony will take place once the competitions are finished at 12:30 p.m. A Men’s and Women’s Doubles pay-to-play fundraiser will take place after the awards ceremony.
The Tennis Classic is free for spectators to attend and community members of all ages are encouraged to come and witness the skills of our local athletes.
The Classic Committee headed by CathyAnn Simon, Liz Frech, Ethel Byers, Sue McCue, Jerry Siegel, athlete Steve Glick and Special Olympics staff Gina Carbajal, Tim Philibosian, and Vanessa Harris expect an inspiring and exciting event for all. The Santa Barbara Tennis Patrons have supported the Special Olympics tennis team by hosting the fundraiser, donating equipment and encouraging members to volunteer. Thank you to our 2015 sponsors: Kammunity Properties, Bank of the West, Santa Barbara Tennis Patrons,
Santa Barbara Tennis Club, The Tennis Shop, Head Penn, USTA Southern California, Bob Appetit, and Easy Lift Transportation.
For more information about Special Olympics Santa Barbara and the Special Olympics tennis team, visit

Contact or contact Gina Carbajal, Regional Director, at or (805) 884-1516, ext. 103.

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