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Celebrity Tennis Classic

Celebrity Tennis Classic

All proceeds dedicated to essential, life-saving
cardiac diagnostic equipment at the Kelowna General Hospital.

The Celebrity Tennis Classic & Bocce Ball Tournament has been raising funds for Cardiac Care at the Kelowna General Hospital for eleven years. Hosted by Walley and Marietta Lightbody, the event is a fun-filled weekend of tennis for all levels of players (or bocce ball for those less coordinated) and a fantastic fundraising dinner. Okanagan Life is a proud supporter.

To date, supporters of the event have contributed over $600,000 for Cardiology. Life-saving medical equipment including pediatric cardiac/respiratory monitors, defibrillators, pacemakers, bedside monitors and cardiac ultrasounds has been purchased from previous years’ proceeds.

Honouree Joachim Nierfeld

Honouree Joachim Nierfeld

Friday, September 13
Opening ceremonies,  wine & cheese reception and celebrity tennis matches at the Lightbody's Centre Court (2302 Abbott Street, Kelowna).

Saturday, September 14
Players participate in all-day round robin play at tennis courts throughout the Mission area and the bocce ball players compete on the grass by the lake at the Lightbodys'. Saturday's evening gala dinner and silent auction are held at the Coast Capri Hotel followed by live entertainment by John Paul Byrne.

This year, the Celebrity Classic will honour Joachim Nierfeld, an individual with an intense passion for tennis and who continues to do great things for the game. As a player, coach and leader, Joachim has truly made his mark on the game of tennis in Kelowna.

Tennis player $225
Banquet guest $125
Friday evening $40


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