Walton Foundation Wheelchair Tennis Championship Named 2012 USTA Southern Wheelchair Tournament of the Year

Augusta, GA—Walton Foundation for Independence’s annual Wheelchair Tennis Championship was named the 2012 USTA Southern Wheelchair Tournament of the year during the annual meeting of the United States Tennis Association Southern Section and the USTA Southern J. Randolph Gregson Awards Ceremony in Atlanta, Ga., on January 12.

The section comprises Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana, making up one-quarter of the entire USTA membership.

“This is a wonderful honor, particularly as we are only in the second year of offering this tournament,” said Alice Salley, Associate Development Officer, Walton Foundation. “The Walton Foundation has a long history of providing wheelchair tennis and other adaptive sports opportunities to those with disabilities in the CSRA, and we are both proud and excited to continue in this role.”

Walton Foundation’s 3rd annual Wheelchair Tennis Tournament is scheduled for August 2-4. Players from across the region are invited to participate. This year’s event will also include a run/roll event open to the community and doubles exhibitions featuring wheelchair and upright tennis players. For more information, call 706-826-5809 or email alsalley@wrh.org.

Photo IDs: Geoff Norton, Walton Foundation Wheelchair Tennis Championship Tournament Director; Vicki Greene, Vice President of the Walton Foundation; Tom Gullickson, former professional tennis player; and Alice Salley, Associate Development Officer, Walton Foundation