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October 16-18, 2020
All net proceeds benefit the
Cajun Classic Wheelchair tennis tournament
The 2019 Hallowheel charity tennis and pickleball tournaments raised a combined $23,686.87 to benefit the 2020 Cajun Classic Wheelchair Tennis Tournament, to be held March 17-22, in Baton Rouge. Seated, from left, are Title Sponsors and Pickleball Co-Chairs Cindy and Tex Morris and Tennis Co-Chairs Emily Greene and Rusty Jabour. Standing, from left, are Hallowheel committee members Lynn Hitchcock, Roxane Bingham, Karen Serio, Lynn Serio, Marilu Major, Courtney Major, Martha Turner, Kathrin Sieberth, Dawn Tregre, Danielle Morris, Jennifer Edmonson (who is also the Cajun Classic Tournament Director), Douglas Burket, Liz Heath, and Caroline Hudlow.
$23,686.87 RAISED FOR THE 2020 CAJUN CLASSIC
Nearly $86,000 raised since 2015
The Baton Rouge Wheelchair Tennis Association (BRWTA) announced at its board dinner on Nov. 4 that it raised $23,686.87 to help support the 2020 Cajun Classic Wheelchair Tennis Tournament, to be held in Baton Rouge, March 17-22, 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. 18-20, at BREC’s Highland Road Park. The tournaments attracted more than 200 players from eight states (LA, MS, TX, AL, FL, TN, AZ, and MI) who competed in men’s and women’s doubles (tennis and pickleball) and mixed doubles (pickleball).
The tennis tournament included a separate “Up-Down” draw where wheelchair players were paired with able-bodied players for doubles competition all weekend.
The pickleball activities included a certification clinic and a Pro-Am competition that included four world-rank professionals: Kyle Yates of Fort Myers, FL; Adam Stone of Houston, TX; Irina Tereschenko of Tucson, AZ; and Andrea Koop of Grand Haven, MI.
The weekend also featured the Hallowheel Adaptive Tennis Carnival where 16 children with disabilities were introduced to wheelchair tennis. They enjoyed a morning full of tennis instruction, games, and prizes.
Since 2015, the Hallowheel tournament has raised nearly $86,000 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.
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 pickleball tournament as part of the fundraising activities.
Above: The 2019 Hallowheel Adapted / Wheelchair Tennis Carnival, held Oct. 29, 2019.
We are proud to have the Baton Rouge Recreation and Parks Commission (BREC) as our official Hallowheel partner!
Tennis Tournament Recap
Click here to see the match results, and see the winners below:
Women’s 2.5 Champions Sherri Harris and Heather Day
3.0 18+ Champions Laurie Castilaw and Anna Roundtree
Women’s 3.0 40+ Champions Gloria Murphy and Misty Plauche
Women’s 3.5 Champions Marcelle Diakite and Lisa Marie Raiford
Women’s 4.0 Champions Angie Fogelman and Staci Overton
Men’s 3.5 Pool A Champions Bee Vo and Eric Frances
Men’s 3.5 Pool B Champions Mickey Duncan and Malcolm Rayburn
Up-Down Men’s A Champion Terry Antee
Up-Down Men’s B/C Champion Pat Mulvihill
Up-Down Novice Champion Gerald Christophe
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 Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board (Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser) 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, 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