28th Annual WomenÕs Senior/Masters Racquetball Nationals:
á Our second time in the Chicago area (first was 1999 at Latoff YMCA)
á 80 Players from 22 states and Guatemala
o Player who came the furthest: Marie G. from Guatemala 2724 miles
o 32 Players from Illinois, 8 from Florida, and 5 from New York
á Overall Player Attendance for our 28 tournaments:
o 2,255 Players in 28 years (80/year average)
o This year Illinois overtook California as the State with the most overall players in our 28 years:
o Illinois- 314, California- 285, Florida- 236
á 9 Players at the tournament have played in 21 or more WomenÕs Senior/Masters
á Largest divisions: 14 teams in 55+ Doubles, and 14 players in 55B Singles
á Overall: 35 Doubles teams and 61 players in Singles
á The Fun Doubles raised $575 for Breast Cancer Research
á Thanks to many generous donors and bidders, the Silent Auction raised over $1100 for the TRACKS program that assists at-risk children in Guatemala City, teaching them life skills and coping strategies through sports and racquetball.
á The Silent Auction also raised over $900 for to support the WSMRA racquetball endeavors. In addition, the annual entry raffle earned over $300 for the WSMRA.
á The tournament desk was staffed all weekend by and army of volunteers from the Illinois State Racquetball Association organized by Geoff Peters.
á About 175 singles matches and 115 doubles matches were played during the tournament.
á All this proves that the Racquetball Community is amazing, hard-working, hard-playing and generous!