Simpson Memorial Tennis Program

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In Memory of Andy Simpson

This past Sunday, June 26, 2016, we lost Antigone "Andy" Simpson. Andy and her husband Dr. Raymond "Bud" Simpson started a tradition of supporting and promoting tennis in the Alton area over 60 years ago that has been continued by their children, grandchildren, and those that they have touched during that time. Andy always had a kind word to say and her love for people - often manifested through her support of tennis players - was enjoyed by everyone in her presence. The Simpson Memorial Tennis Program mourns the passing of a wonderful friend and will accept the challenge of continuing the Simpson legacy of improving our community through tennis generosity.

The family has asked that instead of flowers, memorial donations be made to the Simpson Memorial Tennis Fund maintained by the City of Alton. Donations are tax deductible and are used solely for tennis in Alton. Memoriam donations can be made via credit card or check as shown below.

Memoriam Donations for Andy by Credit Card

Donate to City of Alton's Simpson Memorial Tennis Fund in Andy's Name. Donations are tax deductible.


Thank you to the following people who have donated over $2,700 in Andy's memory as of July 29:

Peter Kasavage
Steve Merkle
David Place
Barbara Hoelscher
Jeff Faulkenberg
John Becker
Judy Dipold
Lynn Cramond
Michael Sholar
Myra Rowan
Nancy Jackson
Susan Stephan
Julian Gaye
Bob & Sharon Jourdain
Business Acct
Irene McLaughlin
James Laushke
Jay Kasten
Mary Yanta
Steve Mathews
Gene Ridolfi
Gwyn Thorpe
James Humphrey
Kelly Stanek
Mary Bayer
Michael Baruch
Jean Hauk
Lakme Kodros

Memoriam Donations for Andy By Check

Donate to City of Alton's Simpson Memorial Tennis Fund in Andy's Name. Donations are tax deductible.

Send a check made out to "City of Alton" with the memo "Simpson Tennis Fund" to:

City Treasurer's Office
101 East Third St.
Alton, IL 62002

2016 Alton Open and NTRP Levels Tournament July 8-10

2016 Alton Junior Open Tournament July 29-31




Help Fix Simpson Tennis Center

Visit Easy Fundraising Ideas
Money to fix tennis courts at Gordon Moore.

Learn more and donate.
  • Can you help us reach the goal of $50,000 to repair the cracks and resurface the courts at Simpson Tennis Center at Gordon Moore Park?
  • Donations are tax deductible
  • City matches donations dollar for dollar
  • Any amount will help - $5, $10, $25. All donations are greatly appreciated and will be recognized as a Friend of Tennis.
  • Large donations can be tied to Court Sponsorship recognition at the tennis center
  • Learn more and donate!

Donations by Credit Card

Donations By Check

Send a check made out to "City of Alton" with the memo "Simpson Tennis Fund" to:

City Treasurer's Office
101 East Third St.
Alton, IL 62002

Activities

  • Putting on the Bud Simpson Memorial Tournament
  • Fixing, maintaining and advocating for local courts
  • Supporting Alton Parks and Recreation tennis camps at Gordon Moore
  • Supporting Alton Open and Alton Junior Open

Current Projects

  • Repair Simpson Tennis Courts at Gordon Moore
    •  Finish crack repair and resurface 2 lower courts
      • Completed by Alton Parks and Rec Sep 15, 2012
      • Simpson Memorial Tennis Program contributed $4,500
    • Fill cracks and resurface 6 remaining courts
    • Fix buckling stands
    • See details

Committee

Nancy Ryrie
Kathy Claywell
Nancy Simpson
Gene Ursprung
Marv Adler
Bill Diddlebock
James Humphrey




If you'd like to help, please contact us at committee@simpsontennis.org.