Tuesday 23 May 2017

Team Tournament a resounding success

We hosted our first annual Team Tournament May 6th.  The tournament was a tremendous success.  The day proceeded without a hitch and the feedback from participants was extremely positive.

Big “Thank You" to our chair  Henry.  He put an incredible amount of effort into the organization.  All that effort resulted in a tournament that was not only fun on court and on the sidelines, but was lots of fun after play ended when prizes were distributed.  I’ve been to many different tourneys in my 50+ years of badminton and have never seen one that was supported by so many sponsors.  Through their generosity (and Henry's considerable effort) the tourney supplied complimentary refreshments, the competition prizes, the many draw prizes, and giveaway swag-bags for participants and volunteers.  As well, player donations and a portion of registration fees were used to contribute goods and $200 to local food banks.

Much appreciation to our volunteers (Ross, Andy, Terry, Joan, Dan, Anil, Margaret) whose efforts resulted in a seamless tournament.  And our gratitude to the Belleville Club (particularly Tom and Kay) who showed a tremendous generosity of spirit in sharing the infrastructure of their established tournament.

Thanks to everyone that attended and made the day what it was.  There really was a fun "vibe".

On behalf of the rest of the club,
Terry Mandzy, Pres.

The tournament couldn't have been what it was without our sponsors.  We would like to acknowledge the generous support of the these local businesses:

A&W Napanee
Barley Pub and Eatery Madoc
Belleville City Council
Centre Hastings SS Madoc
Chapters Belleville
Class Events U.K.
Dinosaur Pizza Madoc
Farm Town Park Stirling
Fine Line Design Stirling
Foodland Madoc
Foodland Stirling
Hanley Corp. Belleville
Hidden Goldmine Bakery Madoc
Home Hardware Madoc
Home Hardware Marmora
Hunter Ford Madoc
Ivanhoe Cheese
Madoc Century 21
Madoc Lions Club
Madoc Township Madoc
McDonald's Madoc
McKeown Motor Sales Springbrook
Metro Land News Belleville
Newman Oliver McCarren Insurance Marmora
OPP Madoc
Paradise Butter Tarts Stirling
Pro One Stop Stirling
Quinte Mall Belleville
SAO Fitness Stirling
Split Second Printing Belleville
Sport Chek Belleville
Staples Belleville
Stephen Licence Hobbies Belleville
Stirling Council
Stirling Lions Club
String Doctor Tweed
Subway Madoc
TD Bank Belleville
TD Investments Madoc
Valu-Mart Marmora
Wells Ford Stirling