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October 18-20, 2019
Registration opening August 1
All net proceeds benefit the
Cajun Classic Wheelchair tennis tournament
A look back at our awesome 2018 tournament …
The 2018 Hallowheel charity tennis and pickleball tournaments raised a combined $16,521 to benefit the 2019 Cajun Classic Wheelchair Tennis Tournament, to be held March 19-24, in Baton Rouge. Pictured, from left, are Lynn Serio, Lynn Hitchcock, Karen Serio, Dawn Tregre, Roxane Bingham, Hallowheel Co-Chair Emily Greene, Cajun Classic Tournament Director Jennifer Edmonson, Hallowheel Title Sponsors Tex and Cindy Morris, Hallowheel Co-Chair Rusty Jabour, Dee LaBauve, Marsha Jabour, Douglas Burket, and Martha Turner.
$16,521 RAISED FOR THE 2019 CAJUN CLASSIC
The Baton Rouge Wheelchair Tennis Association (BRWTA) announced at its board dinner on Nov. 13 that it raised $16,521 to help support the 2019 Cajun Classic Wheelchair Tennis Tournament, to be held in Baton Rouge, March 19-24, at the Paula G. Manship YMCA.
The BRWTA raised the funds through its Edward Jones Investments / Tex Morris “Hallowheel” charity tennis and pickleball tournaments, held Oct. 26-28, at BREC’s Highland Road Park. The tournaments attracted more than 175 players from Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas.
The weekend also featured the Hallowheel Adaptive Tennis Carnival where 24 children and adults with disabilities took to the courts to be introduced to wheelchair tennis. They enjoyed a morning full of tennis instruction, games, and prizes.
Louisiana Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser also attended the festivities, visiting with the tournament players and carnival participants on Saturday, Oct. 27.
Since 2015, the Hallowheel tournament has raised $61,840 for the Cajun Classic. Hallowheel is one of the most unique tournaments in the United States, as it features a main draw of traditional men’s and women’s tennis doubles, a pickleball tournament, and a separate “Up-Down” draw where wheelchair tennis players are partnered with able-bodied players for doubles competition.
The Hallowheel charity tennis tournament was created in 2015 by Emily Greene and Rusty Jabour who co-chair the event as a fundraiser for the world-acclaimed Cajun Classic. In 2017, Tex and Cindy Morris co-chaired the inaugural Hallowheel Pickleball tournament as part of the fundraising activities.
Thank you, Louisiana Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser for spending so much time with us on Saturday, Oct. 27, watching the tennis and pickle ball matches, the unique Up-Down doubles competition, and visiting with the wheelchair tennis beginners at the Hallowheel Carnival. We greatly appreciate your support!
Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser (center) with 2018 Hallowheel Carnival attendees.
Click here to see the match results, and see the winners/finalists below:
Men’s 3.0 Champions John Hubert/Beau Robichaux and Finalists Garrett Zollinger/Gus Ortiz
Men’s 3.5 Champions Eric Frances/Bee Vo
Women’s 2.5 Champions Eva Artigue/Tiffany Mosel
Women’s 3.0, 18+ Champions Lisa Raiford/Nicole Scalise and Finalists Marcelle Diakite/Missy Thomas
Women’s 3.0, 40+ Champions Leslie Halphen/Marsha Jabour and Finalists Jennifer Hataway/Denise Hebert
Women’s 3.5, 18+ Champions Laura Bryan/Kelly O’Brien
Women’s 3.5, 40+ Champions Shona McCoy/Tiffany Welsh and Finalists Sheri Goings/Laurie Gaston
Women’s 4.0 Champions Cathy Greene/Lisa James and Finalists Melanie Brenkle and Sarah Ganong
Up-Down Men’s Group 1 Champion Johnny McGinn
Up-Down Men’s Group 2 Champion Sylvester Crosby
Novice Group 1 Champion Amanda Kirkwood
Novice Group 2 Champion Wyatt McClasky
Winners and Finalists pictured below with Title Sponsor Tex Morris,
Cindy Morris (red tank top), and Tournament Co-Chair Emily Greene (orange t-shirt)
Special thanks to our Sponsors and Donors!
Tex Morris of Edward Jones Investments
Baton Rouge Wheelchair Tennis Association (BRWTA)
Baton Rouge Recreation and Parks Commission (BREC)
Employment Development Services and BRWTA
Food and Drink Sponsors / Donors
Louisiana Lagniappe and Superior Van & Mobility (Stephen Angelloz), Friday night fish fry
Greater Baton Rouge Community Tennis Assocation (GBRCTA) and Southern Maid Donuts (Prairieville location / Ken Aaron), Saturday and Sunday breakfasts
Cortana Kiwanis Club, Saturday jambalaya lunch
City Cafe / Emily and Hunter Greene, Sunday lunch
Capitol City Produce
Wheelchair Repair Station
“Pit Boss” Lynn Serio
Community Cup Series Sponsor
Greater Baton Rouge Community Tennis Association (GBRCTA)
Player Gift Items, Printing and Other Valuable Support
American Business Systems (Ken Rish)
Baton Rouge Rehab Hospital
Baton Rouge Women’s Tennis Association
Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center
Kelly Elkins State Farm