Paddles for Saddles Raises Money for Equine Therapy

April 5, 2012
Rochester, NY

The first annual Paddles for Saddles® tournament was hosted by Midtown Athletic Club in Rochester, New York on March 3rd.  The tournament was an exciting success with 70 mens and womens teams playing and approximately $20,000 raised to benefit the EquiCenter (, a therapeutic equestrian center for individuals with disabilities, at-risk youth, veterans, and their families.

The tournament kick-off was Friday evening with dinner, a party and practice play at Midtown.  Saturday was filled with play at Midtown and five other paddle tennis facilities in the community with tournament finals held at Midtown.  After finals, the evening at Midtown was highlighted by dinner, fundraising raffles and a party with a band.  Next year’s Paddles for Saddles® plans are already in the works, with a tentative tournament date of March 9th. 

For more information about playing in or sponsoring Paddles for Saddles, please contact Chrissy Gawens at or Jonathan Friedlander at

2012 Paddles for Saddles Slide Show

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