We are pleased to announce that the 2011 Jim Crane State Farm Highland Open made history by:
- raising the most money ever for charity;
- attracting the largest field of players; and,
- exceeding its “65 Roses Campaign” for the second year in a row.
Despite a rainout (with hail) Friday evening, the tournament resumed Saturday morning with gorgeous weather and an opening round of pro-sets to get back on schedule. By noon, the tournament was back on regular schedule and continued that way through its end on Sunday afternoon.
Tournament financial statement
The tournament’s 29th year was a terrific success, raising $23,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation — the largest amount ever raised through the Highland Open.
This fundraising success would not have been possible without our generous sponsors and donors, our field of more than 250 players, and our 86 Rose Sponsors.
We are very pleased to report that we exceeded our “65 Roses Campaign” goal for the second year in a row (84 in 2010, 86 in 2011)!
HPTA’s HOTT Team also was deeply honored to have been awarded the 2011 Angeles Lago Hodges “Breath of Life Award” for outstanding volunteer service. The award, named after Mrs. Hodges who was a remarkable volunteer for CFF, was presented May 21 in Baton Rouge at CFF’s Great Stides Walk on the LSU Campus.
Special thanks to the Highland Open Tennis Tournament (“HOTT”) team, most of whom are pictured here:
Winners, Finalists and Consolation
Champions: Mindy Spurrier, Donna Suire; Finalists: Heather Burns, Jamie Edwards; Consolation: Nita Dupas, Shelly Baker
Champions: Megan Beecham, Loren Brown; Finalists: Laurie McKnight, Heidi Morton; Consolation: Jennifer Beck, Regina Hester
Champions: Terry Favaloro, Tracey Graham; Finalists: Michele Shamburger, Susan Smith; Consolation: Angelle Chaney, Starr Sanford
Champions: Denise Roussel, Lyndal Garidel; Finalists: Liz Sherman, Ashley Vicknair; Consolation: Bonnie Coates, Cindy Plaia
Champions: Kevin Hanemann, Brad Morgan; Finalists: Tuan Le, Tien Pham; Consolation: Thomas Miglicco, Travis Miglicco
Champions: Sean Teague, Zachary Stafford; Finalists: Lee Koschel, Michael Beychok; Consolation: Nawazuddin (Nick) Khaja, Muhammad Riaz
Champions: Jason Hawkins, Alysius Allen; Finalists: Val Suico, Colin Sutton; Consolation: Beau Brock, Brad Dupont