UTC Racquetball Club Raises Money For TC Thompson Children's Hospital

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Shown from left to right, are Mrs. Wendy Lapinski (sponsor), Dr. Ethan Carver (club adviser), Ms. Lauren Lyon (president of the UTC Racquetball Club), Mr. Yogi Anderson (director of Development Erlanger Health Systems), Dr. Mohammad Ahmadi (faculty adviser)
Shown from left to right, are Mrs. Wendy Lapinski (sponsor), Dr. Ethan Carver (club adviser), Ms. Lauren Lyon (president of the UTC Racquetball Club), Mr. Yogi Anderson (director of Development Erlanger Health Systems), Dr. Mohammad Ahmadi (faculty adviser)
- photo by Chris Lyon
The UTC Racquetball Club had a check presentation to TC Thompson Children's Hospital for the proceeds raised during Mocs Madness 2014 Charity Racquetball Tournament.

On Jan. 18 the club hosted Mocs Madness 2014 Charity Racquetball Tournament and had around 50 participants. There were people of all skill levels playing, and a great turnout with people coming from as far as Atlanta and Nashville to play in the tournament.

The club raised a grand total of $1,730 for the children's hospital.

Lauren Lyon,UTC Racquetball Club president, said, "We club chose to do a benefit for them because it is a great facility, and the work they do is amazing. Many kids who grew up in the area, including myself, have found ourselves in there at one point or another, so it was really nice to be able to give back to them. It really is great being able to go to such a child friendly environment, with wagons instead of wheelchairs, murals on the wall, and candy cane painted IV poles among other things. I believe it takes a lot of the scariness out of going to a hospital. So the racquetball club was very happy to be able to help them out and donate all of our proceeds to them. We look forward to hosting more benefit tournaments in the near future."

Special was given to sponsors, tournament directors, and everyone who participated and made all of this possible.


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