Dataw Island, SC (June 21, 2016) - The Dataw Island Club hosted the 2016 Dataw Splash on June 17th, 18th and 19th. A United States Tennis Association (USTA) level three tournament, the Dataw Splash was sanctioned by the Southern South Carolina region of the United States Tennis Association and was held at the Dataw Island Tennis Center overlooking the scenic marshes of Jenkins Creek. With over 135 participants, competition was intense throughout the weekend as players battled heat, rain and each other to win bragging rights.
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“The Splash has been an integral part of the Beaufort Lowcountry Tennis scene for over a decade now,” Warren Florence, Tennis Director at Dataw Island said. “It’s growing every year and Dataw Island takes pride in putting on such a great event.”
All proceeds of this event will go to benefit Soar Special Recreation a nonprofit organization providing Special Olympics sports training and competition as well as many other activities and recreation opportunities for special needs children and adults throughout the Lowcountry of South Carolina. Soar works to give a ‘voice’ to special needs athletes. For over twelve years, members and residents on Dataw Island have worked with Special Olympics athletes through the National Unify Project. A project that places able bodied athletes with Special Olympics athletes and is currently the only program that provides unified tennis for these players. The Unify Program runs during the school year and students work with Dataw Staff every Wednesday to play, exercise and train on tennis courts around the local area.
This year’s title sponsor was Southern Tree Services. Other sponsors included: Butler Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, Foolish Frog, Grayco, Logan Homes, Lowcountry Real Estate, Yamaha, BB&T, Gilbert Law Firm, Spectrum Printing, US Foods, Carolina Sports Care, Farm City Flowers, Redcap, Sweetgrass Restaurant and Verity Investment Partners.
About Dataw Island
Dataw Island is a gated golf community fifteen minutes outside of downtown Beaufort. The island features two recently renovated Tom Fazio and Arthur Hills golf courses, a tennis center, a Community Center with workout /massage facilities, two restaurants and croquet lawns. Dataw’s Cotton Dike Course as been ranked as one of the top 50 golf courses in South Carolina by the South Carolina Golf Course Ratings Panel and the community has also been ranked the number one best retirement destination in South Carolina for the past year by www.bestretirementdestinations.com.