The Mitchell Swayze Page Memorial Tennis Tournament, benefiting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, will be held on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017 from 1-5 p.m. at East Lake Woodlands Country Club in Oldsmar, Fla.
“The memorial tennis tournament is in honor of Mitchell Swayze Page, a 23-year-old tennis player who committed suicide in July,” says event supporter Judy Foster. “He was a teacher in Pasco County. The suicide rate for young men and women continues to climb, and we are hoping to bring attention to prevention of this growing problem.”
The doubles fundraiser is open to teams and individuals who can be partnered-up with other players. The registration deadline is Dec. 1, and participants will receive a tournament t-shirt. The event includes a raffle with prizes and more.
East Lake Woodlands Country Club is located at 1055 E. Lake Woodlands Pkwy. in Oldsmar, Fla.
All proceeds will benefit the the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
“Swayze survived Kawasaki Syndrome at age 2 and he was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome in the third grade,” says his father Steven Page. “Swayze’s passion was always tennis. He was the No. 1 player on the Mitchell High School team four years in a row and was nominated for district recognition all four years. Try as we might, we cannot make sense of the death of this bright, hard-working, loving young man who made an impact on everyone he met. So instead, we will attempt to honor Swayze with a tennis tournament in his name and with a quest to help others like him. Please help us to bring awareness to suicide prevention while thinking of Swayze and the game he loved.”
For more information, to donate to the tournament fund or to register for the tournament go to https://tinyurl.com/msptennis.