Revenge is sweet for attorneys and judges who beat doctors on the court in the Marty Hennessey Inspiring Children Foundation charity tennis tournament. For the past seven years, tennis players from the legal and medical communities have hit the tennis courts to compete in the lawyers vs. doctors tennis tournament as a fun way to raise money for the Marty Hennessey Inspiring Children Foundation. The lawyer team win snaps a three-year winning streak for the doctors. Do a hear trash-talk? Absolutely! The legal team has been gloating since the big win, and plan to use it their psychological advantage next year to even the score with doctors up four years of wins to the lawyers three.
The tourney is a round-robin event with games added for the win. The legal court crushers won 266 to 260 games. The foundation and event are to help students in need with college scholarships. An impressive $29,000 was raised this year.
The lawyers, doctors, judges and others compete in both adult and junior singles, doubles and mixed doubles tennis draws. The foundation has raised close to $3 million to help at-risk youth including 110 children who have received college scholarships.
The event also raises awareness for the Marty Hennessy Inspiring Children Foundation which helps keep kids “stay on the court and out of court.” To date they have helped placed more than 110 under-served youth into college on scholarship to schools such as Harvard, Stanford, Princeton, Wharton School at Penn, Yale and UNLV law and medical schools.
The Physicians and Barristers Ball Charity Tennis Classic Tournament was founded in 2012 with the help of Neal and Nicole Tomlinson. The Physicians’ & Barristers’ Ball Charity Tennis Classic was created to get active tennis players from the legal community involved with a fun and exciting event that raises awareness and funds for the Marty Hennessy Inspiring Children Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
The Marty Hennessey Inspiring Children Foundation was started more than 15 years ago by Ryan Wolfington and Marty Hennessey. With the support of entertainment legend Tony Bennett and Mike Agassi, as well as the top doubles team in the world Bob and Mike Bryan, the foundation has raised nearly $3 million to help at risk youth. The Foundation’s goal is to provide the ultimate environment for a child to become their best in all areas of their life. This includes excellence in academics, athletics, entrepreneurship, inter-personal skills and leadership. To learn more, visit WWW.INSPIRINGCHILDREN.NET.
An impressive turnout of judges and attorneys turned out for the lawyers this year including: Judge Abbi Silver, Judge Jennifer Togliatti, Judge Michael Villani and attorneys Neal Tomlinson, Marcus Berg, Brian Berman, Jordon Butler, Victor Cardoza, Elaine Dowling, Bruce Gale, Charles Gianelloni, Ryan Gormley, Rory Kay, Craig Marquiz, Andres Moses, Diane Welch, David Westbrook, Tom Tanksley, Michael Brooks, Tamara Vannah, Shawanna Johnson, and Shaun Rose.
Attorneys who think they have tennis skills are invited to join the fun next year to help give lawyers a win over doctors.