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Fourth Annual Volley in the Valley Tennis Tournament Nets $100,000 for St. Helena Hospital’s Adventist Heart Institute




Fourth Annual Volley in the Valley Tennis Tournament Nets $100,000 for

St. Helena Hospital’s Adventist Heart Institute

ST. HELENA, CA, May 19, 2014 – The fourth annual Volley in the Valley Tennis Tournament took place on Sunday, May 4 and Monday, May 5, 2014, at Meadowood Napa Valley. Over fifty local tennis players participated in the tournament to raise funds for St. Helena Hospital’s Adventist Heart Institute. Charitable donations from the event netted a total of $100,000. Since its inception, the tournament has raised over $350,000 for the Heart Institute.

“We are thankful for the support of players and sponsors who contributed to our goal,” says Ericka Iten, Tournament Co-Chair. “The funds from Volley in the Valley will go directly to programs, equipment, and technology to improve the community’s heart health.”

Participants of Volley in the Valley enjoyed four doubles Round Robin tournaments, three tennis skill games, dinner at The Napa Valley Reserve, and an awards ceremony where prizes were handed out. During Monday’s lunch at Meadowood, participants watched a match between four top-rated          UC Berkeley collegiate tennis players.

Highlights of the spectacular dinner at The Napa Valley Reserve included speakers Peanut Louie Harper, a past Junior Champion and Tour Pro, along with hospital doctor, James Peters, MD, from the Center for Health and TakeTEN™ program, and David Risher, co-founder of the non-profit organization Worldreader.

 “We look forward to seeing everyone back on the courts next year on May 3 and May 4, 2015 for this wonderful cause,” commented Fred Miller, Tournament Director.

To view the entire tournament photo gallery, please visit and select “Sports” and “Volley in the Valley 2014.” For more player or sponsor information, please email

About St. Helena Hospital Foundation

The St. Helena Hospital Foundation was established in 1987 with the mission to provide the highest quality of care for Napa Valley residents and neighboring communities through fundraising and philanthropic activities. The Foundation, led by its Board of Directors who serve as vital community advocates, has raised over $90 million to fund the latest equipment and technology, and obtain the finest medical team to provide an elevated health care experience for patients. With a rich legacy of giving since the hospital’s inception in 1878, donations have allowed for St. Helena Hospital to remain at its best, providing top quality care in the region.  For more information or to learn about a range of giving opportunities, please contact St. Helena Hospital Foundation at (707)-963-6208.. St. Helena Hospital Foundation is classified as a 501 (c)(3) organization.

Photos from 2014 Volley in the Valley

Photo Credit Michael Parsons