Casey Cares Benefit At Wellington Tennis Center

Founder Casey Baynes addresses attendees at the benefit.

The Casey Cares Foundation Love-All Tennis Tournament was held at the Wellington Tennis Center on Saturday, April 6.

The tournament included men’s and women’s doubles teams, who received giveaway items and had the opportunity to win exciting prizes. The proceeds supported Casey Cares programs and activities for critically ill children and their families.

It was a sunny day with a sold-out crowd of more than 100 participants. The event was organized and run by Casey Cares Board Member Kristina Bostwick and was attended by Miss Miami 2024 Annie McGrath. Casey Cares founder Casey Baynes kicked off the tournament by thanking sponsors, donors and participants.

Casey Cares child Ryder Jefferson, 8, diagnosed with short bowel syndrome, and his family were scheduled to speak at the event but could not because Ryder had a medical emergency. Baynes read the speech they prepared, thanking the Casey Cares Foundation for helping to give Ryder experiences that he will never forget, including a recent visit to a Mets game.

Winners of the flights (matches) were: Martina Flight – Jill Giocli and Melissa Angel-Johnson; Chrissy Flight – Laura Maher and Tracy Carter; Serena Flight – Wendie Unger and Kristi Bomar; Billy Jean Flight – Paula Diaz and Debbie DeDea; Andre Flight – Gary Harmon and Dean Barrett; Roger Flight – Mike DiMayo and Michael DiMayo; and Rafa Flight – Thad Millsap and Stephen Jochnau.

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