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7th Annual Volley in the Valley Tennis Tournament Raises over $100,000 to Benefit the Cardiology Program at St. Helena Hospital

Philanthropy ST. HELENA, CA, May 12, 2017 – The St. Helena Hospital Foundation hosted its seventh annual Volley in the Valley Tennis Tournament on May 7 and 8 to benefit St. Helena Hospital’s Cardiology Program. The funds raised will replace the Heart and Vascular Unit’s aging hospital beds with new high-tech beds that will improve patient comfort and outcomes. 

Over fifty local tennis players participated in the two-day tennis tournament held at the prestigious Meadowood Napa Valley. The Tournament consisted of four Round Robin doubles tournaments, three tennis skill games, dinner at the Vintners Room with guest speaker Ted Robinson – one of the best known sportscasters in the country, and concluded with an awards ceremony with generously donated player prizes. During Monday’s lunch at Meadowood, participants watched a high-energy match between two top-rated UC Berkeley collegiate tennis players. Then two lucky female tennis players had the opportunity to pair up with the UC Berkeley players for a fun doubles match. The match was cheered on by spectators and quickly became a fan favorite. 

“It was fantastic to watch our local community of tennis enthusiasts come together to support such a worthwhile cause and have so much fun in the process,” said tournament co-director, Doug King, resident tennis pro at Meadowood. Steven Herber, MD, President and CEO of St. Helena Hospital, added, “Each year I am grateful for the support of the community. Through the generosity of players, sponsors and donors, Volley in the Valley to date has contributed $700,000 to innovative and advanced cardiac programs and technology that benefit our patients.” 

To learn more about the St. Helena Hospital Foundation and to keep apprised of next year’s Volley in the Valley Tennis Tournament visit, www.shhfoundation.org.