CentreTown Fitness to Host Annual Slaysman Memorial Tennis Tournament

Tuesday, May 15, 2012


 CentreTown Fitness, a health service of Ohio Valley Medical Center and East Ohio Regional Hospital, has announced plans for the 2012 David Slaysman Memorial Tennis Championships on Wednesday, May 30 through Tuesday, June 5 at the Wheeling Park High School Tennis Complex. The annually sponsored event supports a Wheeling-area high school student scholarship fund for the Young Life summer camp program.

“We’re excited to once again sponsor this tennis tournament and give the Ohio Valley an additional opportunity to provide support for high school students participating in Young Life in our community,” said George Frazier, general manager of CentreTown Fitness. “The Slaysman tournament has always been a fun filled event for all involved and we’re excited for this year’s outing.”

The annual tournament is dedicated to the memory of David Slaysman, a Wheeling Park High School student, athlete and Young Life participant, who was killed in an automobile accident in March 2000. Area students involved in the Young Life program will be volunteering at the outing, keeping score and ball control for each match. Team fees to enter the tournament are $20 for the first event and $10 for the second event.

Start times for the Monday-Friday matches are 3:30pm, 5:00pm, 6:30pm and 8:00pm. Wheeling Park High School’s tennis complex has four outdoor courts with lights. Parking is available in the lower lots by the courts.

Sponsors for the 2012 David Slaysman Memorial Tennis Championships include The Pepsi Bottling Group; Highmark of West Virginia; Head/Penn Racquet Sports; Technology Services Group; Veli Dolu of Vocelli Pizza; State Farm Agent Linda Smith; TJ’s Sports Garden; Main Street Bank; Mark D. Panepinto, Attorney at Law; Dr. William Mercer and family; Hole ‘n Run; Ohio Valley Medical Center and East Ohio Regional Hospital; Kepner Funeral Homes; Wheeling-Oglebay Tennis Club; Beyond Marketing; Stephen Vogrin, Esq. of Vogrin Law Office; Dr. Joseph A. Gabis; and Joseph Barki, Attorney at Law. Participants will receive a championship quality t-shirt and Pro Penn Tennis Balls will be provided. There will be free beverages to all players compliments of The Pepsi Bottling Group. Special plaques will be awarded to all finalists.

“We are so thankful for each of our sponsors and their support of this tournament and students across the Ohio Valley,” said Frazier. “We hope this event continues to be a successful one in our community and one that continues to support the Young Life scholarship program in our area.”

The entry deadline is Sunday, May 28 at 5:00pm. Match starting times will be available in the Wheeling Intelligencer & News Register or by calling CentreTown Fitness at 234-6540. Applications are available at CentreTown Fitness. For more information or to register for the Tennis Championships, please contact CentreTown Fitness at 234-6540.

This June, CentreTown Fitness will be hosting the annual 2012 David Slaysman Memorial Tennis Championships. Funds from the tournament support a Wheeling-area high school student scholarship fund for the Young Life summer camp program. Pictured are sponsors: (front row) Rob Materkoski, Technology Services Group; George Frazier, tennis tournament director and CentreTown Fitness general manager; Kirk Wilson, Young Life area director; (back row) Stephen Vogrin, Vogrin Law Offices; John Culler, Beyond Marketing; Veli Dolu, Vocelli Pizza of Wheeling; Cathy Hare, Main Street Bank; Jennifer Korngiver, Main Street Bank; Tom Modra, First Choice America Credit Union; Eva Jo Hays, CentreTown Fitness ambassador; and Brian Vossen, Quiznos of Wheeling.