Director, Public Affairs
Nyack, NY -- For the fourth year in a row, The Kennedy Funding Invitational Tennis Tournament brought world class tennis to Rockland County and continued to support the fight against breast cancer. The Breast Center at Nyack Hospital is a beneficiary of the tournament, which raised $500,000.
Once again, the Kennedy Funding Invitational was held at the Dellwood Country Club located in New City, and attracted top professionals to participate. The tournament was founded in 2006 by fellow friends and local tennis enthusiasts Kevin Wolfer, Mitch Klein and James Miller.
This year, the Kennedy Funding invitational was highlighted by the Celebrity Exhibition Match featuring tennis great Andre Agassi, who defeated former tennis pro Justin Gimelstob. Both players showed everyone in attendance a fantastic display of tennis skill, while providing many lighter, entertaining moments on the court.
No stranger to the impact of breast cancer on a family, Agassi spoke about his mother and sister who are both breast cancer survivors. Regarding philanthropy, he remarked, “If you say you care, you have to do something.”
John Isner captured the men’s trophy, defeating last year’s champion Somdev Devvarman. Melanie Oudin defeated local favorite Lauren Cash for the women’s tournament trophy.
Nyack Hospital is a 375-bed community acute care medical and surgical hospital located in Rockland County, NY. Founded in 1895, it is a member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System. For additional information, please visit our web site at www.nyackhospital.org.