Westfield Indoor Tennis Club (WITC) graciously donated their courts on Thursday May 18 to a local tennis team so that they could raise money for a charity of choice. This is the second year in a row Marcy Borr of WITC has donated the courts to allow the Westfield "B" tennis team to charge participants to play in a tennis round robin.
All of the money raised goes to a charity chosen by the team. In 2017, monies were raised and donated to Heartworks, a local group that began in support of local people effected by September 11. This year the charity chosen was closer to home – breast cancer research. All the money raised from this years round robin will go to the Breast Cancer Alliance, a small foundation dedicated to improving the quality of life of breast cancer patients through early detection, treatment and cure. They invest in research, fellowships, regional education, dignified support and screening for the underserved.
A local custom bra and bathing suit store, Johari, at 112 Central Ave. in Westfield, also got involved by offering all those who participated in the round robin a 25 percent discount. There were 23 participants from Westfield, Scotch Plains and Summit. It was a great evening all around with Dara Eisenman taking first place and participation from popular Westfield mayoral candidate Shelly Bridle, who came in third place.