On Saturday, May 19, 2018 the Long Beach Shortstop Program fielded some 36 tennis players at Seal Beach Tennis Club for a morning of friendly and robust competition for charity, beverages and a great lunch . Co-chairs Marty Eisenberg and Vern Schooley report that not only did the participants and their supporters enjoy the competition but the event proved to be the most successful in the 10 years it has been held. The proud winners in the Red Flight were doubles players , Makoto Doi and Hiro Saito, followed by Jacob Raveza and Steve Lee in 2nd place. In the Blue Flight Tom Burns and Vern Schooley prevailed, followed by Howie Phan and Don Washington.
Sponsors & Donors included Vern Schooley, Marty Eisenberg, Alpine Mortgage, Lawyers Title, Doug Thompson, Cardinal Pacific Escrow, Carmen Martinez, Brandie Zamora, Food Sponsor, BPG, Tony Genova, Food sponsor, Fidelity National Home Warranty, Joseph Dodds, Attorney Cheryl Feinberg, Tom Mulhardt, Hector Huffington, Bob Braly and Bridgeview Winery.
Through the years, support has been drawn from far and wide to raise money for a very worthy cause to support the efforts volunteer attorneys, judges and counselors who intercede with first time offenders and divert them from a life of crime Included are former Long Beach residents Lelo and Rene Kerivan, Bridgeview Winery, Cave Junction, Oregon, Vern’s long time trademark clients who are recognized for donating first place prizes.
Seen at the scene: Co-Chairs Marty Eisenberg and Vern Schooley, Executive Director Carolyn Bell, Bob Ripple, Ken Donnoley, Tom McLaughlin, Mark Rasmussen, Don Wing, Haro Saito, Steve Lee, Steve Gordon, George Beljajev, Sandra Hardy, Quinton Brown, Bob Wong, Mike Danner, Bob Kunkel, Mai Lai, Howie Phan, Alex Garcia, John Spafford, Tom Burns, Gary DeLong, Mark Gross, Jim Fisk, Makoto Do, Jacob Raveza, Gene Simpson, Scott Resnikoff, Orlando Hardy, Sharon Diggs-Jackson, Virginia Wong, Allan Miles, Malcolm Green, Darin Hing, Don Washington.
Executive Director of our Community and Shortstop Program Coordinator Carolyn Bell reports that with the support of all the donors and sponsors, the event raised over $3,500. Thanks to all who participated and we'll see you next year!