Who knew that a life-saving encounter at a Savannah tennis court would lead to a new tennis tournament? That's just what happened after Savannah High School Coach Tim Jordan gave life-saving CPR to Robin Lewis in March of this year at Savannah's Daffin Park. Ironically, The Cory Joseph Wilson Memorial, Inc., a local non-profit focused on providing AEDs (automated external defibrillators) for facilities in need as well as cardiac awareness, had previously purchased an AED for Daffin Park and were awaiting its delivery. That's why not long after Lewis recovered from her hospital stay, the Wilson family, Lewis, Jordan, and City of Savannah Parks & Recreation Department leaders gathered for the AED donation ceremony at Daffin Park.

And, that's also when the Parks & Recreation leaders offered to host the Cory Joseph Wilson Fireball 40 Memorial Doubles Tennis Tournament, which will be held Saturday, August 19, 8AM-4PM at the Bacon Park Tennis Complex. All of the tournament proceeds will help purchase AEDs (automated external defibrillators) for facilities in need.

The doubles tournament is men's and women's round robin format/3.0, 3.5, 4.0, and open division. Cost is $25 per team member and includes lunch. Registered players begin check-in the day of the tournament at 7AM and tournament play begins at 8AM.

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