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Tennis - SPIRIT OF MAX Award


The SD Tennis Association has established the Spirit of Max Award to be given to one senior girl and senior boy tennis player during the respective state tennis tournaments. The award was started in 2000 and is named in honor of Max Beeners.

 Max was a member of the Sioux Falls Roosevelt Roughriders team. He was active in school, community and church activities. After contracting cancer, Max continued to serve as a role model for other young people through his perseverance, good humor and positive attitude. Max passed away in June of 1999 shortly after reaching his goal of graduating from Roosevelt High.

The Spirit of Max Award is presented based upon the categories of academic achievement, tennis achievement, sportsmanship, extra-curricular activities, and character as selected by a panel of five coaches.

The recipient of the 2001 Spirit of Max Award is from O'Gorman High School... Liz Donohue.

See the Team Standings , All Tournament Team, Photo Scrapbook, or Spirit of Max Award winner.

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