2017 HOPE for a Cure Breast Cancer Shootout

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Our 9th annual HOPE for a Cure event is on the books!! 

This event serves a helping hand to so many who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, and need a helping hand with his/her financial obligations.  Additionally, we send funds to local foundations who provide education, and further assistance to those in need.  Could you ask for anything better? 

Because of the HOPE’s growing popularity, we have extended the women’s only shootout from one day to a full weekend!  Our racquetball community has come in strong each and every year, and this one won’t be different. 

Saying this, we couldn’t host this event without donations.  They can come in the form of products (bottles of water, snacks, catered food, etc.), raffle items and/or monetary contributions. 

Please read the attached donation letter, and please consider being a vital contributor this year’s event!!  You can assist by sharing it with your friends, company, business partners, church members, or anyone else you come across.  There is simply no donation that is too small. 

I thank you in advance!

2017 HOPE FOR A CURE – Final

I want extend a HUGE thank you to those who have already reached out and contributed to this year’s event: Donald Williams (Williams Accounting and Consulting), Ashley Nelson (Pensacola, FL), Sweet Home AME Zion Church via Kenta White (Greenville, AL), Gulf Coast Cancer Centers (Daphne, AL) and Radiotherapy Clinics of Georgia (Lawrenceville, GA).  We couldn’t do this without the generosity of others!

See you on the court,

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(Drum roll, please)……………..
2017 HOPE for a Cure Breast Cancer Shootout is officially on the books for October 20th – 22nd!!
Court time sponsored by our very own Donald Williams! Always our supporter!
Here’s our new agenda:
Invitational Fun Mixed Dubs – Friday, 10/20
Shootout – Saturday, 10/21 (8am)
Player’s Party, Survivor celebration, raffle – Saturday, 10/21 (6:30pm) …
DJ Lou George Sr. helping us show off our sweet dance moves 💃🏼🕺🏽
Continuation of the shootout – Sunday, 10/22🏅🏆
Welcome to our 9th year of helping fighters get through one more day, just a bit easier! ❤
I hope you’re ready! Mark your calendars!

2017 USA Racquetball National Doubles Championships

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The Georgia Racquetball Players Association wishes the 8 players representing Georgia at the 2017 USA Racquetball National Doubles Championships in Tempe, Arizona the best of luck!

Tami Costanza
Will Costanza
Luis George Sr. (Mixed Doubles – Centurion+ A – Semifinalist)
Sharon Jackson (US Team Doubles Semifinalist / US Team Singles Silver Medal)
Sue Patterson (Mixed Doubles – X50A/60A Gold Medal)
Chris Poucher
Rabbit Rogers (Men’s Heroes Doubles (Public Service) – Open – Gold Medal / Mixed Doubles – X50A/60A Gold Medal)
John Wilson (Men’s Doubles – Centurion+ C – Silver Medal)

The Georgia Players are lead by Sharon Jackson, who is also playing the in US Team Qualifying division for Women’s Singles and Women’s Doubles. Here are the videos of her matches in those divisions:

2017 Georgia State / Regional Doubles Championships Results

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The Georgia Racquetball Players Association would like to congratulate all 82 of the players that attend the combined State & Regional Championships that were held the weekend of February 3-5, 2017 at Recreation ATL in Lilburn, Georgia.

All of the details for the various brackets are available on R2Sports, here:

The GRPA would like to particularly congratulate all of our skill division winners!

Mixed Open – Tara Borrero & Maurice Miller
Mixed Elite – Alexis Ross & Billy Cannon

Women’s Open – Alexis Ross & Ashley Karmelin
Women’s Elite – Tami Costanza & Felicia Green

Men’s Open – David Stincer & Shane Karmelin
Men’s Elite – Kevin Hafliger & Chris Whiten
Men’s A – Kevin Wiley & Eric Saghini
Men’s B – Anuj Ghai & Ravi Kasu

NMRA National Doubles Championship Tournament

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The National Masters Racquetball Association held their annual Doubles Championship in Lilburn, Georgia at Recreation ATL on December 8-10, 2016 with 76 players registered.

Round Robins were played in each age division, so every team played every day.  Results are available on the tournament page.

Here are some video presentations from the event.  These were shown at the banquet on that Friday night.

Report from the Camp Creek LA Fitness League

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John Crowe posted about his advanced players league that took place at LA Fitness Camp Creek.

We had an awesome time yesterday with our first Advanced league playoffs at Camp Creek LA Fitness.  Special thanks to everyone who participated and supported the league.  Words cannot express my gratitude for your support.  Congrats to our champs Aaron Price, Wes, Dawud Akbar and Marsha Rush Johnson. We had some great matches. Let’s continue to build the sport. It was a pleasure serving as your league director and I look forward to us starting up again in the new year.