Matches for MS raises $3,000

Courtesy photo Shreeman Pericheria, coordinator of Matches for MS event, presented a check to Sharon O’Keiff Fusco at the National MS Society's Keystone Branch office in Duncansville.

The fifth annual Matches for MS Awareness Charity Tennis Tournament took place on June 22, 23 and 24 at the Summit Tennis and Athletic Club in Altoona and Tiger Tennis Center in Hollidaysburg.

The tournament brought together more than 30 sponsors and 70 players from counties across the state.

Participants ranged from 8 and younger to adults.

The tournament raised more than $3,000 this year which amounts to more than $28,000 during the past five years.

The tournament was directed by Shreeman Pericherla, a recent graduate of Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School.

Pericherla would like to thank all the tournament sponsors for their generous donations.

These sponsors include Betar Dental, the Stevens/

Cobler family, Keystone Dermatology & Center for Skin Surgery, LLC, Carnegie Equipment, the Baum family, Blair Candy, Sheetz, Blair Gastroenter-ology, Paul Barton Podi-atry, Dr. Barton, Gallagher Insurance, Dr. Antonowicz, New Pig Corp., SpillTech, EyeDoc Associates LLC, Dr. Cardakli, Altoona Kidney, Dr. Gupta, the Martinelli family, Supp Physical Therapy, the Gildea family, University Orthopedics, Ultimate Concrete Resurfacing of Scotch Valley, Blair Companies, Allegheny Supply, The Award Man, Creative Kids and Full Performance Marine.

Pericherla would also like to give special thanks to Coach Brian and Aman-da Denis and to The Summit, which made the tournament possible.