May 1, 2019, Mandeville, LA – The 10th anniversary of the Aces Against Aneurysms tennis tournament was a big success, raising over $14,000 for local aneurysm awareness and research efforts. Mandeville Mayor Donald Villere stopped by to recognize the achievement.
This year’s winners are:
4.0/4.5 winners -Ashley Vail , Yuko Cummins, Kelly Derbes and Julie LaMaire
3.5 winners – Rhonda Eckholdt, Danelle Meyers, Pam Owen and Casey Upton
3.0 winners -Shannon Elk, Brigette Porcell, Merritt Edwards and Terri Schexnayder
2.5 winners -Bridgette Taylor, Celeste Collins, Carolyn Miller and Rebecca MacMaster
The Aces Against Aneurysms tennis tournament has raised over $155,000 over the years for aneurysm research and awareness.
The tournament was started by Rebecca Winchell of Mandeville who wanted to do more to educate patients and families recovering from brain aneurysms. She started a nonprofit, Brain Support NOLA, which just months ago established the Robert C. Dawson Aneurysm Lectureship Fund at LSU Health Department of Neurosurgery to sponsor visiting lectures on aneurysm research and treatment.
“Brain aneurysms touch the lives of many families in our community every day and it was important to us that our fundraising furthered aneurysm research and prevention here at home,” Winchell said. “We are proud of the growth of the Aces Against Aneurysm tournament and our nonprofit Brain Support Nola as it continues to support the community of brain aneurysm survivors in south Louisiana.”
The ladies’ tournament is a round robin format as well as a silent auction and resale of gently-used tennis attire.