Celebrating Evan’s Life: Tennis Fundraiser Event

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Voyager Tennis is thrilled to share the heartwarming success of our recent tennis fundraiser at Willis Park. The event, held on 12th November, was a joyful celebration of community spirit, tennis, and a heartfelt tribute to our late friend, Evan O’Neil, the former professional tennis player who battled brain cancer.

The Fundraiser Highlights:

The day unfolded with a myriad of enjoyable activities suitable for all ages, featuring tennis and pickleball. Attendees were treated to a delicious BBQ and refreshments, fostering a vibrant atmosphere of camaraderie. The event also included an exciting auction and raffle with incredible prizes.

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Special Events:

  • Pro Am Tennis Tournament: A unique Pro-Am event allowed participants to play alongside current or former professional players in teams of six.
  • Tie Break Shootout: Tennis enthusiasts had the opportunity to test their skills in an exhilarating tie-break shootout.
  • Evan O’Neil Fundraiser Raffle: Players, friends and the community enjoyed fabulous prizes, including a 60-inch 4K UHD Android TV by Sharp, signed memorabilia, vouchers, and more.
  • Online Auction: Exclusive tennis experiences, including an AO Rockpool Experience and United Cup hospitality, were up for bidding.
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The Cause and Personal Tribute:

On June 19, 2023, we lost Evan O’Neil, who bravely battled brain cancer until the age of 39. He leaves behind his beloved wife, Peta, and their three cherished children: Andy, Charlie, and Josie. Evan was an exceptional individual known for his kindness, compassion, loyalty, and hard work, always brightening lives with his infectious smile and cheerful spirit.

As a passionate tennis player with seven years on the ATP tour, he dedicated himself to the sport and inspired many through his love for the game. If you can’t attend the event, please consider contributing to Evan’s fundraiser, where all donations are tax-deductible. Your support means the world during this challenging time.

Expressing Gratitude:

Voyager Tennis extends heartfelt appreciation to everyone who contributed through raffle donations, active participation, and volunteering. The success of the event was attributed to the generosity of sponsors, players, parents, volunteers, and the wider community.

The Evan O’Neil Fundraiser Event stands as a testament to the power of community, compassion, and shared love for the sport. Voyager Tennis expresses profound gratitude to all who participated and contributed, making a positive difference in Evan’s legacy. 

Note: The donation portal remains active for ongoing tax -deductible contributions. Let’s continue making a difference in Evan’s journey by supporting his family.

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