(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Challenger Presents Check to Savannah Community Foundation

2010 Tail USTA $50,000 Savannah Challenger Presents Check to Savannah Community Foundation

(SAVANNAH, GA) The 2010 Tail USTA $50,000 Savannah Challenger is pleased to announce that it has presented the Savannah Community Foundation with check for $600. The funds were raised during the Challenger’s Pro-Am event, in which local tennis aficionados were paired with the tournament’s professional players.

"The Savannah Community Foundation is proud to be the charitable partner of the Savannah Challenger, and grateful to be the recipient of its philanthropic generosity," says K. Russell Simpson, president of the Savannah Community Foundation, Inc. "We thank all the volunteers and players who made this possible, and we look forward to continuing our relationship in the years to come for the benefit of the citizens of Savannah."

The Savannah Community Foundation was founded in 1956 as a sister corporation to the local United Way and was reorganized in 1986 as a community foundation. The foundation benefits donors, donees and the community by providing a safe, simple and efficient vehicle for philanthropic capital formation, investment and distribution to public charities. Each year, typically more than 200 charitable organizations receive grants from the Savannah Community Foundation.

The 2010 Tail USTA $50,000 Savannah Challenger took place May 1-9 at The Landings on Skidaway Island. Forty-eight USTA tennis professionals competed before capacity crowds at the Franklin Creek Tennis Center. Kei Nishikori of Japan won the singles tournament, defeating Ryan Sweeting of the United States, while the doubles team of Jamie Baker and James Ward of Great Britain bested the team of Bobby Reynolds (United States) and Fritz Wolmarans (South Africa).

For more information on the 2010 Tail USTA $50,000 Savannah Challenger, please visit www.savannahchallenger.com. For more information about the Savannah Community Foundation, please visit www.savfoundation.org.

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