October 11, 2010
By Kelly Summer Gale
Class of 2011
OVS English teacher Brad Weidlich and senior leader Paloma Spencer participated over the weekend in a tennis marathon designed to benefit the youth of the Ojai Valley.
The tennis marathon, hosted by the Ojai Valley Youth Foundation, raises thousands of dollars each year for its youth programs. Together, the OVS tennis duo raised $650 dollars for the cause this year.
“I love possibilities,” said Mr Weidlich, who has competed in the marathon for five years. “By raising money for the Youth Foundation I can provide a local teenager the opportunity to find a job, meet a mentor, or travel with friends. I ‘m already committed to next year’s marathon!”
Players participate in 56 games of doubles, and whoever earns the most wins is named the champion. Mr. Weidlich won 25 out of 56 games, and Paloma won 21 games.
Paloma, who competed in the tennis marathon last year as well, said she enjoys the spirit of the game and the goals that the competition aims to accomplish.
“Although I was tired after the first few games, the fact that I was doing it for a good cause and was surrounded by amazing people, just made the tournament that much more worth it,” she said.