“It’s always a pleasure to give Jester books and dolls to our patients, as they benefit so much from its optimism and joy,” said Dr. Julie Noble, retiring coordinator of Harbor-UCLA’s community advocacy program. Soiree and tennis tournament proceeds will provide Jester books and dolls to young cancer patients at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.
Those attending the soiree kicking off the 5th Annual Jester Benefit Doubles Tennis Tournament at Alta Vista Park in Redondo Beach couldn’t have felt happier to see how their support continues to boost the morale of children with cancer.
Guests enjoyed music by guitarist Mark Fitchett and small plates donated by popular South Bay emporiums, including The Original Red Onion, Roman Aroma Cafe, Kincaids, Whole Foods,
Bristol Farms, Peet’s Coffee & Tea of Redondo Beach and Starbucks of Del Amo Village.
The rousing round-robin doubles tennis tournament brought together South Bay players of all ages. “It was a pleasure to support this community event that does so much good,” said Richard Gridley, marketing manager of Big 5 Sporting Goods, a gold sponsor of the event.
At 92, John Mandich was the oldest competitor. And a mother (Lou Stokes) and son (Brandon Stokes) competing in different divisions each took home trophies supplied by Premier Bank of Palos Verdes.
Aime Claire Lager and Brandon Stokes slammed to a first-place victory in Division A. Janice Bittker and Michael Lopez took second place. Taking first place in Division B/C were Addie Soltani and Lanana Goldstein. Lou Stokes took second place in Division B/C with partner Rebecca Clites.
2017 A Taste of the South Bay Soiree Photos
2017 Tennis Tournament Day of Photos
2016 Tennis Tournament Day of Photos
2015 Tennis Tournament Day of Photos
2015 Donation to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center