For the eighth year in a row, Hay Harbor club members gathered in July on Fishers Island, New York, for a round-robin tennis tournament to raise funds for Cure Alzheimer’s Fund. Alison McCance, friend and club member with Alzheimer’s, did not play in the tournament this year, but she was an enthusiastic supporter. As always, the event was organized by member Diana Fiske, but she calls all the participants “the real heroes.”
On July 11, 40 women plunked down $10 for swears and $1 for each uttered “sorry.” They also donated by “buying” extra serves or denying second serves or the use of alleys to an opponent. “After running the tournament for almost as long as Cure Alzheimer’s Fund has been around, everyone knows why they are there,” said Diana. They raised more than $3,000.