June 15, 2016
The 26th Annual Volley For SERV Tennis Tournament is off to a great start with more than a dozen committee members lending their talents to make this time-honored event another successful fundraiser for the nonprofit SERV Behavioral Health System, Inc. The event, which raises funds for exceptional programs for special-needs youth and adults, takes place 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. June 15, 2016 at Cherry Valley Country Club in Skillman.
Ted Golfinopoulos, Chairman of the VFS Committee, has announced this year’s SERV Foundation honorees who will be feted during the evening reception. SERV President/CEO Gary van Nostrand, who will retire June 30, will receive The SERVice Award in appreciation for his 15 years of leadership in this position and his commitment to the mission of SERV. Kimberly Vine of Princeton will receive the 6th Annual Lou Natale Jr. Players Award for the many years she participated as a player at Volley For SERV and for her additional support of this event.
Volley For SERV is a daylong event featuring a six-division doubles tennis tournament followed by an evening reception with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, dinner, open bar, live entertainment, silent auction, Super 50/50 Cash Raffle drawing, player awards, door prizes, and recognition of the two honorees.
Net profits from Volley For SERV will benefit The SERV Foundation Scholarship Fund for SERV consumers who wish to further their education but have little means to do so, and the annual SERV Wellness & Development Conference, a health-and-wellness educational gathering for SERV consumers with mental illness and/or intellectual/developmental disabilities.
Volley For SERV Committee members include SERV board members Ted Golfinopoulos, Richard Anderson and Andre Caldini; tennis players Ben Branche, Beth Deitchman, Gwen Guidice, Sena Hill, Donald J. Loff, Dan Saragnese, Beth Silverman-Bauman, Donna Nagel and Charles Villano Jr.; and staff members Ida Doolan, Tom Fresco and Keith V. Hamilton.
The cost for an individual VFS player is $210, or $400 for a team, which includes the tournament, courtside lunch, VFS tennis shirt, a commemorative team photo, giveaways, and the dinner reception. Reception-only tickets are $105 each.
To learn more about corporate sponsorships, advertising in the program journal, purchasing Super 50/50 Cash Raffle tickets, or to register for the tennis tournament, click here.