The 18th Annual Steve Winograd Memorial Diabetes Tennis Tournament will
be held at Jackson Hole Golf & Tennis Club Friday, July 19 through
Sunday, July 21, 2019.
Benefiting the St. John's Hospital Foundation Diabetes Fund, the three-day
tournament concludes with a dinner on Sunday at 6:00 pm that features
guest speakers Tiffany Milner, MD and Richey Reneberg. Milner is a hospitalist
physician at St. John’s Medical Center and Jackson Pediatrics. She
also volunteers at the Teton Free Clinic. Reneberg is an American former
professional tennis player. Reneberg was ranked World No. 1 in doubles
and won the 1992 US Open doubles title. His career-high singles ranking
in the ATP Tour was World No. 20.
The dinner, which is generously sponsored by Jackson Hole Golf & Tennis
Club, also features a silent and live auction. Auction items include chef-catered
dinners, golf and tennis lessons, local outdoor adventure experiences,
and dining gift certificates.
Teams in this doubles tournament can be mixed, women's, men's
or parent/child. The cost to participate is $100 per person, and $50 to
play in a second category. Breakfast throughout the weekend is provided
by The Bunnery, and Jackson Hole Golf & Tennis Club sponsors lunch
for players and spectators. Sunday's dinner is complimentary for players
and is $50 for the public. Children 12 and under eat at no charge.
Tournament registration and dinner tickets are available by calling 739-7517
or online at www.StJohnsHospitalFoundation.org/tennis2019. Registration
deadline is Wednesday, July 17th.
The Steve Winograd Memorial Diabetes Tennis Tournament, founded by tennis
pro Eddie Kolsky in 2001, has raised over $550,000 for St. John's
Hospital Foundation Diabetes Fund.
Funds raised through the tennis tournament, dinner, and auction provide
diabetes education and medical care for youth and adults in our community.
Funds are used to support nutrition education and patient counseling,
pay for insulin and supplies for pumps and Continuous Glucose Monitoring
(GCM), and offer financial assistance to local families to send their
children to regional diabetes camps. The fund supports patients with all
forms of diabetes, including Type 1, Type 2 and gestational diabetes.
“There are currently several children with Type 1 diabetes in the
Teton County School District and an increasing number of children who
are pre-diabetic or at-risk,” said Annette Eastman, nurse at Jackson
Hole Middle School and a long-time supporter of the Steve Winograd Tennis
Tournament. “I am so grateful to work with St. John’s Hospital
Foundation to support these children in our community. Whether it is helping
offset the cost of travel for a patient to receive care, supporting educational
opportunities for nurses to attend conferences on diabetes, or outfitting
the middle school youth running program ‘You Go Girls’ with
proper athletic wear to promote exercise and a healthy lifestyle, the
diabetes fund has significant impact on the youth in our community with
Type 1 and Type 2.”
“This is my 18th year directing the tournament. I am passionate
about raising money for people with diabetes,” said Eddie Kolsky.
“Playing in the tournament, attending the Sunday-night dinner, or
making a donation to support the St. John’s Hospital Foundation
Diabetes Fund helps those in our community with all forms of diabetes.
Your support is essential for people in our community who live with diabetes,
are pre-diabetic, or are at risk of becoming Type 2.”
The diabetes education program, led by educators Susie Schenk, RN, and
Sarah Petersen, RD, aims to reduce the number of hospital admissions and
helps prevent complications from diabetes, including heart disease, and
For more information about St. John's Diabetes Education services,
visit www.tetonhospital.org/diabetes or call 733-7222.
Media contact: Karen Connelly, 307-739-7380, firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT ST. JOHN’S MEDICAL CENTER
St. John's Medical Center in Jackson, Wyoming, offers patient-centered
clinical excellence and community wellness services through a full-service
hospital, primary care, and specialty physician practices, and a long-term
care Living Center. For more information, visit tetonhospital.org
ABOUT ST. JOHN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION
The mission of the St. John’s Hospital Foundation is to secure philanthropic
support to advance the mission and strategic objectives of St. John’s
Medical Center, including patient-centered care, clinical excellence,
and community wellness.