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Pro Tennis Fundraiser Survives Fire

UCLA alum Mackenzie McDonald won the 2017 NorthBay Healthcare Men's Pro Championship in October, a charity fundraising tennis tournament at Solano Community College.

McDonald topped the field of 32 world-ranked rising tennis professionals.

NorthBay Healthcare came onboard as the title sponsor in 2017, honoring the legacy of Dr. Chris Cammisa, who served as its chairman in the department of family practice. He also was chief medical officer at Partnership Health Plan from 1999 to 2010 before his passing in June 2014.

The on-site medical team was comprised of NorthBay orthopedic specialists, including Dr. Kevin Miller, a podiatrist who attended every day of the tournament and helped several players with minor injuries. Others on the medical team were Dr. Steven Siegel and Dr. Rob Petersen.

On the first Sunday of the eight-day competition, a pro-am event was held at Green Valley Country Club (prior to its mandatory evacuation two days later). Competing were NorthBay team members Chris Matthews, Dr. Siegel, Dr. Alexander Hazel, Ray Perriard and Stephen Pratt.