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Memorial Tennis Tournament to Benefit St. John's Diabetes Fund

Memorial Tennis Tournament to Benefit St. John's Diabetes Fund

The 18th Annual Steve Winograd Memorial Diabetes Tennis Tournament will be held at Jackson Hole Golf & Tennis Club Friday, July 19 through Sunday, July 21, 2019.

Benefiting the St. John's Hospital Foundation Diabetes Fund, the three-day tournament concludes with a dinner on Sunday at 6:00 pm that features guest speakers Tiffany Milner, MD and Richey Reneberg. Milner is a hospitalist physician at St. John’s Medical Center and Jackson Pediatrics. She also volunteers at the Teton Free Clinic. Reneberg is an American former professional tennis player. Reneberg was ranked World No. 1 in doubles and won the 1992 US Open doubles title. His career-high singles ranking in the ATP Tour was World No. 20.

The dinner, which is generously sponsored by Jackson Hole Golf & Tennis Club, also features a silent and live auction. Auction items include chef-catered dinners, golf and tennis lessons, local outdoor adventure experiences, and dining gift certificates.

Teams in this doubles tournament can be mixed, women's, men's or parent/child. The cost to participate is $100 per person, and $50 to play in a second category. Breakfast throughout the weekend is provided by The Bunnery, and Jackson Hole Golf & Tennis Club sponsors lunch for players and spectators. Sunday's dinner is complimentary for players and is $50 for the public. Children 12 and under eat at no charge.

Tournament registration and dinner tickets are available by calling 739-7517 or online at Registration deadline is Wednesday, July 17th.

The Steve Winograd Memorial Diabetes Tennis Tournament, founded by tennis pro Eddie Kolsky in 2001, has raised over $550,000 for St. John's Hospital Foundation Diabetes Fund.

Funds raised through the tennis tournament, dinner, and auction provide diabetes education and medical care for youth and adults in our community. Funds are used to support nutrition education and patient counseling, pay for insulin and supplies for pumps and Continuous Glucose Monitoring (GCM), and offer financial assistance to local families to send their children to regional diabetes camps. The fund supports patients with all forms of diabetes, including Type 1, Type 2 and gestational diabetes.

“There are currently several children with Type 1 diabetes in the Teton County School District and an increasing number of children who are pre-diabetic or at-risk,” said Annette Eastman, nurse at Jackson Hole Middle School and a long-time supporter of the Steve Winograd Tennis Tournament. “I am so grateful to work with St. John’s Hospital Foundation to support these children in our community. Whether it is helping offset the cost of travel for a patient to receive care, supporting educational opportunities for nurses to attend conferences on diabetes, or outfitting the middle school youth running program ‘You Go Girls’ with proper athletic wear to promote exercise and a healthy lifestyle, the diabetes fund has significant impact on the youth in our community with Type 1 and Type 2.”

“This is my 18th year directing the tournament. I am passionate about raising money for people with diabetes,” said Eddie Kolsky. “Playing in the tournament, attending the Sunday-night dinner, or making a donation to support the St. John’s Hospital Foundation Diabetes Fund helps those in our community with all forms of diabetes. Your support is essential for people in our community who live with diabetes, are pre-diabetic, or are at risk of becoming Type 2.”

The diabetes education program, led by educators Susie Schenk, RN, and Sarah Petersen, RD, aims to reduce the number of hospital admissions and helps prevent complications from diabetes, including heart disease, and blindness.

For more information about St. John's Diabetes Education services, visit or call 733-7222.

Media contact: Karen Connelly, 307-739-7380,

St. John's Health in Jackson, Wyoming, offers patient-centered clinical excellence and community wellness services through a full-service hospital, primary care, and specialty physician practices, and a long-term care Living Center. For more information, visit

The mission of the St. John’s Hospital Foundation is to secure philanthropic support to advance the mission and strategic objectives of St. John’s Medical Center, including patient-centered care, clinical excellence, and community wellness.