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The 3rd 
Jonathan Bankhead
Memorial Tournament

The Rockbridge Club
April 26-28, 2024

The Jonathan Bankhead Memorial Smash Cancer tennis tournament was started in 2021 and dedicated to the memory of a well-loved man. The tournament has raised more than $72,000 to assist the families of those going through cancer treatment at South Carolina Oncology Associates. Every sponsor dollar and all donations are contributed to SCOA Cares Foundation, which provides financial assistance to cancer patients receiving treatment at SCOA, the only comprehensive cancer treatment center in South Carolina. Jonathan was a patient at SCOA and lost his 15-month battle against glioblastoma January 12, 2020.

The annual event is underwritten by player registration fees and a grant from the City of Forest Acres.

The 2024 event is dedicated to those who have survived cancer.
Our survivors include:
Carole Crolley, Svetlana Henderson, Lindsay Kemp,
Gini Mason, Marsi McAlister, and Janice Misenheimer




2024 Tournament Highlighted on SCOA Cares Foundation Site


*** 2024 Press Release ***



For any questions related to player registration at the tournament, please contact Brian Reeves, Tournament Director and Director of Tennis at Rockbridge.  

To become a 2024 sponsor or to donate, please contact a member of our volunteer tournament committee or use either of the links above.


Visit the Sponsorship page for more information on Sponsorship levels, how to donate and links to PayPal.


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Check out the photos from the 2nd Annual Jonathan Bankhead Smash Cancer Tournament 

Here is another 2022 Gallery!!


Here are some of the photos from the Inaugural Jonathan Bankhead Smash Cancer Tournament


Google Folder to all photos from 2021 Inaugural Tournament 

Vanessa McAlister Bankhead, Jonathan's wife, 
addresses the crowd at the
Inaugural Smash Cancer Tournament

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