9This year marks the 18th anniversary of the SenioRITAs Tennis Tournament at Sawgrass Country Club. Our all-volunteer team effort ensures that 100% of SenioRITAsproceeds go directly to fighting breast cancer through research and patient services. 

To date we have raised $1.6 million to benefit Mayo Clinic and Baptist Medical Center Beaches.

2018 EVENT SCHEDULE

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

5:30-7:00 p.m SenioRitas Kickoff Party presented by SunTrust
Join us for a repeat of our popular kickoff party at Pusser’s Carribean Grille, 816 North A1A, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. 32082
$25 person (not included in player registration fee) includes 2 drinks  and Hors d'oeuvres.
Kickoff Party tickets will be available at the door. 


Wednesday, October 17, 2018

6:00 pm Party and Auction at Sawgrass Country Club presented by Main Street American Group
Player entry fee includes admittance to party with light cuisine, cash bar, drawings, silent and live auctions.
Additional tickets $40.

 



Friday, October 19, 2018

8:00 am First Round Play begins at Sawgrass Country Club
Breakfast and lunch provided for players.

6:00 pm Friday Evening: Exhibition presented by Regency Centers
at Sawgrass Country Club
Snacks, Cash Bar, Local Tennis Celebs, Fun!

Saturday, October 20, 2018

8:00 am Play Continues
Breakfast and lunch provided for players.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

8:00 am Semi-Final & Final Matches
Breakfast and lunch provided for players.
A complimentary Margarita for each player provided by SenioRITAs at Sawgrass.
Trophy sponsor: bestbet

TOURNAMENT FORMAT

Women’s Doubles in divisions by age and level of play.
Weather permitting; all matches are played at Sawgrass Country Club.

Age Groups:
40-54 (Levels A1, A2, A3, B1, B2, C1, C2/D)
55+ (Levels A1, A2, A3, B1, B2, C1, C2/D)
Play levels will be verified.

Team must play at highest individual rating and/or lowest age group. Play levels will be verified.  Draws are be limited. A 10-point tie breaker will be played in lieu of a third set. Trophies are be awarded to champions, finalists and consolation winners in each division. A consolation round assures each team of playing at least two matches.

SenioRITAs Tennis Tournament Raises the Bar

SenioRITAs Tennis Tournament Raises the Bar
to $101,283.94 in 2017!
Community Spirit + Celebrating Life!



At Mayo Clinic, $ 45,000.00 was given to Dr. Al Copland (Front ~ 2nd from left) to further his research on triple negative breast cancer 

February 2017 (Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida)... SenioRITAs raised $101,283.94 during the 17th Anniversary of SenioRITAs Tennis Tournament at Sawgrass Racquet Club in Ponte Vedra Beach in October, 2016. The SenioRITAs Mission of providing funding for research, education, equipment and patient programs continues to raise the bar of giving during the largest charity tennis event in the Jacksonville area. The organization proudly donates to Mayo Clinic Jacksonville and Baptist Medical Center Beaches to help fight breast cancer.

The net proceeds from the 2016 Pusser’s Kick-off Party, the Women’s Tennis Tournament and the Party & Auction is $101,283.94. The following grants were presented:

  1. Baptist Medical Center Beaches ~ $25,000 for a new SenioRITAs at Sawgrass Cancer Endowment in honor of The Main Street American Group
  2. $25,000 for a new SenioRITAs at Sawgrass Cancer Endowment in honor of Regency Centers 
  3. At Mayo Clinic, $45,000 was given to Dr. Al Copland to further his research on triple negative breast cancer
  4. $2,285 given in memory of Nancy Alderman was added to the existing $200,000 SenioRITAs at Sawgrass Cancer Endowment totaling $52,285. THIS ENTIRE AMOUNT IS BEING MATCHED BY THE BAPTIST HEALTH FOUNDATION.
  5. $6,000 was added to the existing SenioRITAs at Sawgrass Cancer Research Endowment in honor of Chuck Saacke

The Tennis Weekend (held October 21-23, 2016) at Sawgrass Country Club was chaired by Karen Aaro and Chuck Jantz. Each volunteer brought their own passion to securing sponsorships, live and silent auction donations, party decorations, players’ goodie bags, event catering, website updates, event registration for teams of 4, event planning and teamwork!

100% of the tournament and events’ profits have been presented to Mayo Clinic and Baptist Beaches for Breast Cancer with an ‘all-volunteer staff’. With over 300 women emanating from throughout the Jacksonville area, out-of-state tennis players also participated in the tournament and kick-off parties leading up to the big event.


SenioRITAs Sponsors include (L to R)
Dr. Al Copland, Lisa Palmer, Rick Granger, Kelley Matthews, Joe Carnley, Garry Redig and Dave Medvidofsky

Research-is

SenioRITAs 2017 Check Presentations


New Endowment for Cimarrone Ladies Golf Association: Joe Mitrick, Pres. Baptist Med. Ctr. Beaches; Pat King, Cimarrone LGA; Chuck Jantz, RITA; Teresa Henninger, Cimarrone LGA

Memorial check in memory of Nancy Alderman, added to SenioRITAs $ 200,000 Cancer Endowment: Joe, Mitrick, Ora Vella, Beverly Roman, Mary Kirk, Mary Pappas, Sue Gordon, Karen Aaro, Julie Walsh


SenioRITA Cancer Endowment in honor of Regency Centers: Joe Mitrick, Shana Neel, Regency Centers; Jamie Conroy, Regency Centers, Karen Aaro, SenioRITAs Co-chair


SenioRITA Cancer Endowment in honor of The Main Street America Group: Joe Mitrick, Bill Shirkey, Dave Medvidofsky, vp Human Resources, The Main Street America Group, Chuck Jantz, RITA Foundation