The event ran as a Special Olympics Tennis Classic, which paired local Special Olympics athletes with players from UCSB, SBCC, Westmont College, and local high schools.
There were 29 Special Olympics Athletes there, along with roughly 50 college and high school volunteers.
The Classic was followed directly by a men’s and women’s tennis doubles mixer, which was a pay-to-play event. The Santa Barbara Tennis Patrons Facebook page says the event raised over $5,000.
As always, the Classic was free for spectators and offered a fun opportunity to see the skills and community of Special Olympics athletes.
2015 event sponsors included Kamunity Properties, Bank of the West, Santa Barbara Tennis Patrons, Santa Barbara Tennis Club, The Tennis Shop, Head, Penn, USTA Southern California, Bob Appetit and Easy Lift transportation.