Armed Forces Tribute

Posted on May 23 2017 - 3:28am by DV

Tucson Proudly Hosts the 2016 Armed Forces Tribute Tournament-For Immediate Release

Tucson, AZ, WPH Press, 5/16/17- Fred Lewis and the Fred Lewis Foundation are proud to present the 2017 Armed Forces Tribute Tournament to honor our military heroes. The tournament will be held at the Tucson Racquet Club, 4001 N. Country Club Rd in Tucson, AZ on Memorial Day Weekend, May 26-28. Men’s singles and doubles divisions, women’s singles and junior singles brackets will be presented to provide opportunities for players of all ages and levels to participate. The deadline to enter is May 19.

The mission of the 2017 Armed Forces Tribute Tournament is to honor our veterans on Memorial Day weekend. “San Diego hosted the Semper Fi tournament for a lot of years on the marine base just outside of San Diego, but the marine base lost its courts in the last couple of years,” stated 2017 Armed Forces Tribute Tournament director and USHA Hall of Fame member Fred Lewis. “We want to continue to honor our military heroes and keep the tournament going.”

The handball capital of the world will provide plenty of excitement in honoring our military, as the top three ranked Race 4 Eight pros will be competing in the 2017 Armed Forces Tribute Tournament.

WPH Race 4 Eight #1 pro Killian Carroll will be making the trip to Tucson from Boston for the 2017 Armed Forces Tribute Tournament, making his first appearance at the event on the heels of winning his second consecutive WPH R48 Player’s Championship last month. “I’m looking forward to playing down in Tucson,” stated Carroll. “It’ll be good preparation for the Nationals. I’m also looking forward to seeing the juniors and the development down there. Should be a very fun weekend.”

Joining R48 #1 Killian Carroll in the star-studded draw will be R48 #2 David Fink, R48 #3 Luis Moreno, R48 #6 Sean Lenning, R48 #15 Abraham Montijo, and R48 #18 Shorty Ruiz. “I am really looking forward to competing in my first Armed Forces event,” stated U.S. R48 #1 and R48 #2 David Fink. “I missed last year’s event and I’m really looking forward to competing against the best in the sport this year. More importantly, this tournament is an opportunity to pay tribute to the men and women who have sacrificed their lives for our freedom, as they are the true heroes in this country.”

Many of the nation’s top master’s players several junior national champions will also be on hand to compete in the 2017 Armed Forces Tribute Tournament. The 2017 Armed Forces will feature junior handball players from across the west coast, with opportunities for junior handball players to learn from the world’s best pro players.

For more information on the 2017 Armed Forces Tribute Tournament, including how to enter and to follow the brackets, click here

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