SOWEGA COUNCIL ON AGING SERVING UP MEALS
Annual Tennis Tournament Spotlights Senior Hunger
ALBANY, GA – The Sowega Council on Aging (SCOA), in partnership with the Albany Tennis and Pickleball Association, hosted the 7th annual Serving Up Meals Tennis Tournament to raise awareness about senior hunger. Over forty tennis enthusiasts participated in the weekend-long event at Doublegate Country Club on February 25-27. Players enjoyed a pickleball social, margarita party, adult doubles tournament, championship matches, and an awards presentation.
“Over 150,000 meals are served each year to homebound seniors across fourteen counties as part of our Home Delivered Meals Program,” says Izzie Sadler, Executive Director of Sowega Council on Aging. “More than a fundraiser, Serving Up Meals is an event that highlights the work of SCOA in providing warm, nutritious meals to some of our most vulnerable citizens.”
Sadler added that the Serving Up Meals Tennis Tournament aligns with SCOA’s goal of engaging the community in senior advocacy – an effort embraced by the ATPA.
“We are excited to partner with the Sowega Council on Aging for the Serving Up Meals Tennis Tournament this year,” says Melissa Turner, President of the Albany Tennis and Pickleball Association. “Our mission is to engage our community in the sports of tennis and pickleball, promoting health and wellness for people of all ages. We are honored to do just that through this event while raising funds to help homebound seniors.”
For more information about the services of Sowega Council on Aging, please visit sowegacoa.org.