Resident Volunteers Help Make Family Circle Cup a Success (Part 2)

March 24, 2011

We recently introduced you to the Family Circle Cup’s Volunteer of the Year, Daniel Island resident Nancy Heinz. As we approach April 2 and the beginning of this world-class tennis event, we wanted to highlight some of the other resident volunteers who are giving their time to make sure the tournament runs without a hitch. They shared some thoughts about their experience volunteering for the Family Circle Cup and living on Daniel Island.

Jann O’Toole

5-yr resident of Daniel Island
Previously lived on Isle of Palms and Wilton, CT

“The Family Circle Cup brings people to Daniel Island  from all over the country. We are able to showcase our beautiful island, its wonderful restaurants, shops and neighborhoods. April becomes a very exciting month due to the positive atmosphere surrounding the tournament; I really look forward to it every year!”

 

 

Julie Lawrence

8-yr resident of Daniel Island
Previously lived on James Island

“The Cup is definitely a factor in why I live on DI. Our whole family enjoys tennis and we enjoy being a part of the event by volunteering.  We routinely ride and park our bikes at the tennis center instead of driving. We could only do that if we lived here.”

 

Jeannine DeRoy

2-yr resident of Daniel Island
Previously from Indianapolis, IN

“Although I am not a tennis player, I thought volunteering would be a wonderful way to meet people. I certainly was not disappointed, as I not only met lots of locals, but I met wonderful people from all over the WORLD. This will be my third year volunteering.  I always look forward to renewing friendships and making new ones.”

Jo Cooper

12-year resident of Daniel Island
Previously from Buford, GA

“When I first volunteered for the tournament in 2001, it was a great way to meet new people. Since that time, I have continued to enjoy seeing other volunteers that I may only get to see this time of year.”

 

Lynn Coursey

10-yr resident of Daniel Island
Previously from Greenwood, SC

Q: Of the following, which is the best part of the Cup, and why? People-watching, world-class tennis, catching up with friends, helping others.
A: I’m not sure that I can pick just one! During the tournament I could be doing any one of these at any given time. It is one of the best “vacations” I have ever taken!

 

Mary Alice “Petey” Haase

8-yr resident of Daniel Island
Previously from Quaker Hill, CT

“We on Daniel Island are extremely fortunate to have great leadership coordinating the world-class Family Circle Cup tournament. We have the best professional women tennis players in the world come to our peaceful, quaint island to present an exciting program for tens of thousands of tennis lovers the world over… I’m proud of the volunteer uniform I wear for the tournament as I meet and greet people from all walks of life.”

Rona Bobey

14-yr resident of Daniel Island
Previously lived in Mt. Pleasant

“I enjoy volunteering for events on Daniel Island to try and show and share my love for the island. My husband and I were the 7th family on Daniel Island and we have watched it grow. Hosting a professional tennis tournament gives the island a chance to show what all it has to offer. It takes volunteers to help the event run smoothly and I enjoy being a part of that.”


Deborah Currin

11-yr resident of Daniel Island
Previously from Orangeburg, SC

“The island gives us so much, and you’ve got to give it back or pay it forward!”

 

 

Lisa Frizelle

11-yr resident of Daniel Island
Previously lived in West Ashley

Q: Of the following, which is the best part of the Cup? People-watching, world-class tennis, catching up with friends or helping others.
A: I love the tennis and the people… and I want to give back to the community.

 

Don Rose

13-yr resident of Daniel Island
Previously from Richmond, VA

Q: What is the best part of the Cup and why?
A: Bringing people from all over the country to Daniel Island so they can enjoy the atmosphere. I like the personality of the players, and getting to talk to the players, eyeball-to-eyeball.

A special thank you to these residents and all of the volunteers who help our community put on its best face at the Family Circle Cup each year!