(MCDONOUGH, GA) – The Taylor Family Foundation sponsored the largest wheelchair tournament in the country last month. The tournament was held April 26 – April 29 at Richard Craig Park in McDonough, GA.
Over 80 athletes played in the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Wheelchair Tournament last year. However, this year, the tournament drew over 100+ players from all across the country, including military veteran players as well.
Players, family and fans alike came out to enjoy beautiful weather, amazing food and true southern hospitality. Formerly known as the Geranium Festival Wheelchair Tennis Tournament, this event has grown into a Category III level tournament. As a result, it is now worth 450 National ranking points.
This particular tournament is also part of the Georgia Wheelchair Grand Prix series, which leads up to the USTA Georgia Wheelchair State Championship held in the fall.
Good Day Atlanta’s Paul Milliken spent the morning chatting with some of the athletes preparing for this year’s tournament, along with several friends, family and fans. Check out the video below:
The 2018 American Wheelchair Tennis Tournament is sponsored by The Taylor Foundation. The Taylor Family Foundation is owned and established by Bennett International Group’s CEO, Marcia and her husband Mike Taylor. Since 2012, The Taylor Foundation has proudly sponsored the best USTA Lettered Division competition in the nation. The Taylor family takes great pride in the opportunity to support events that truly represent the foundation’s overall mission.
About the Taylor Family Foundation
The Taylor Family Foundation is a private, family foundation established in 2012 by Marcia and her husband Mike Taylor. The foundation supports and provides grants geared towards family values, senior citizen care and community initiatives. The Taylor Family Foundation is a family endeavor. Their children and grandchildren join Marcia and Mike on the Board Committee. The goal of the Taylor family is to take a percentage of profits from their family business, Bennett International Group, each quarter and put it towards funding honorable stewardships affecting communities nationwide. The Taylor family’s values embody their commitment to the Christian Faith, the preservation of family values, the support of children in need, quality healthcare, the value of education, and commitment to helping the elderly, women and children.