Midwest Sports/Xavier Tennis Fundraiser Brings In Over $40,000 For Tennis Programs

Former Musketeer Brian Starr spoke at the event.

Former Musketeer Brian Starr spoke at the event.

June 14, 2011

CINCINNATI -- The annual Midwest Sports/Xavier Tennis Pro-Am was held on Saturday, June 11. This annual event brought in over $40,000 for the Xavier University Tennis programs. This year's tournament featured 32 teams of amateurs and professionals at Lunken Playfield and concluded with a dinner at Maketewah Country Club.

A silent auction that included gift certificates to many of Cincinnati's restaurants, entertainment and attractions as well as sports memorabilia was held. A live auction featuring two trips to the 2011 World Series, Super Bowl trips, US Open trips, Crosstown Shootout packages, Xavier Basketball Packages, and condos in tropical destinations will also took place.

Xavier tennis players Brian Starr and Katie Pleiman spoke at the event to the attendees. Both thanked them for their continued support and also talked about how the support of the event allows them to be successful as student-athletes. Katie mentioned that she chose Xavier because of the people and the family atmosphere that surrounds Xavier and without the support of the people in the room, Xavier tennis would not be what it is today.

"This year's event was another great success," said XU head tennis coach Eric Toth. "I cannot thank Becky Jackson, Coach Brockhoff, and Marty and Greg Wolf enough for all of their time and energy that goes into this day. And without the help of our loyal donor base we cannot operate our program to the level that we choose to every year. The funds raised on Saturday will enable our kids to have a really enjoyable 2012 season."