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Tennis Tournament to Benefit Brantley Center

Posted October 21, 2016, 10:00 AM HST
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Big Island Now stock photo. June 2016

Big Island Now stock photo. June 2016

The 37th Annual Brantley Center Benefit Tennis Tournament will take place Nov. 5 and 6 at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel Seaside Tennis Club.

The non-USTA-sanctioned tournament is a benefit for the Brantley Center in Honoka‘a, a services provider for people with disabilities.

The round-robin tournament will be played by teams of at least four players (minimum two women and two men).

A team match will consist of a women’s and a men’s double pro set, followed by two simultaneous mixed doubles matches of one pro set each.

Entry fees are $40 per person, with discounts for families entering three or more members.

Lunch and drinks will be available both days.

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The deadline to enter is 6 p.m. on Nov. 2. For more information and application forms, please email Al Honey at ibeahoney@hotmail.com.

For more information and application forms, email Al Honey at ibeahoney@hotmail.com.

Brantley Center, founded in 1964 by Sergeant Gilbert Brantley, a former National Guard Advisor, provides adult day programs for clients with physical, emotional or mental disabilities. In a safe and supportive environment, men and women from North Hilo, Hāmākua and Kohala receive independent life skills and employment training, vocational rehabilitation, and help transitioning into the regular job market. Work opportunity is also available for some clients through the Center’s business services, such as aquaponic lettuce, auto detailing, janitorial, lawn and landscaping services.

A 501 C)3 nonprofit organization administered by a volunteer Board of Directors, Brantley Center depends on government funding and grants from charitable organizations such as Hawaii Island United Way. The tennis tournament and other fundraisers throughout the year fill a critical gap in budgetary need.

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