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First Horizon Bank serves up $5,000 matching grant for Madisen’s Match Week
 Funds support new pediatric neurosurgery program at Golisano Children’s Hospital
 FORT MYERS, Fla. (May 7, 2021) – With just days to go before the start of the Madisen’s Match Week online auction, First Horizon Bank steps up to the line to serve a matching grant to support the cause. Event founder Duane Chaney announced this week that the bank is donating a $5,000 matching grant to support the charity program. Anyone that donates money to the event will have their dollars matched by First Horizon Bank, until $5,000 is reached.
Chaney is thrilled with the bank’s generosity. “This is an incredible opportunity for donors to have their dollars matched to support the new neurosurgery program at Golisano Children’s Hospital. We couldn’t be happier to have First Horizon Bank step up the way they have.”
Tennis celebrities will join in on the action from May 10-14 as they work to raise money for one of the nation’s leading tennis charity events in honor of brain cancer awareness month and Chaney’s niece, Madisen, who is still living with a brain tumor.
This year’s new and expanded Madisen’s Match Week features an incredible online auction and exclusive one-on-one interviews with internationally known tennis stars that replaces the event’s traditional evening gala, tennis clinic and exhibition match.
Each day of the auction one international tennis star will join Madisen’s Match founder Duane Chaney to talk about some of the biggest moments in sports history, highlights from Madisen’s Match, and their passion for giving back to the community. Everyone is encouraged to tune-in to get behind the scenes stories from tennis greats such as Mike and Bob Bryan, Murphy and Luke Jensen, Sam Querrey and Tom Gullikson.
Guests can bid on exclusive auction items such as a one-year membership to Useppa Island Club. You’ll have 12 months to enjoy the island as a “reserved” member, without the cost of monthly dues, or the $3,800 initiation fee. As a reserved member, you will be able to access all amenities and charge all services to your personal membership account. Useppa Island Club offers a broad range of unique resort amenities, Club Services, and personal attention unlike no other facility in South Florida.
Other opportunities include a chance to take home an autographed photo of two of the greatest tennis players in the history of the game, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Considered one of the greatest-ever tennis rivalries, Federer and Nadal have played each other 40 times.
Both players rank first on the men’s all-time list for the most major titles (20) and hold numerous other records between them. Together, they have won 11 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments.
Other items include a diamond tennis bracelet, diamond pendant, vacations, spa packages and more. As an exclusive thank you to donors for their ongoing support, Madisen’s Match custom apparel will be gifted to anyone who makes an online donation of $250 or more during the event. Go to to make your donation today.
Since its inception in 2008, Madisen’s Match has raised over $1.3 million dollars for Barbara’s Friends and Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. These funds have provided new equipment and services to provide life-saving care at Golisano over the last decade.
The community can start bidding on the spectacular auction items starting Monday, May 10 at 8 a.m. with the closing bids made on or before 5 p.m. Friday, May 14. To be one of the first to access the Madisen’s Match online auction and get the latest event updates, be sure to visit
About Madisen’s Match
Duane Chaney established Madisen’s Match in 2008 after his 3-year-old niece, Madisen Abramson, was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. Inspired by Madisen and determined to help others, Chaney created Madisen’s Match to use tennis as a way to raise funds for pediatric and adult cancer charities. To date, the events have raised more than $1.3 million to benefit national and Southwest Florida-based charities like the Brain Tumor Navigator Program at the Regional Cancer Center, Barbara’s Friends – The Golisano Children’s Hospital Pediatric Cancer Center Fund, the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, and the Tim and Tom Gullikson Foundation. For more information, visit or contact Duane Chaney at 239-292-0322 or [email protected].

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