Ocean City Today

WPS tennis star starts fundraiser

By PRESS RELEASE | Aug 24, 2017
Abigail Plylar

(Aug. 25, 2017) Worcester Prep freshman tennis standout Abigail Plylar turns her love of tennis into helping others.

While working tirelessly in the classroom and on the courts, Plylar made time to start an annual fundraiser called Love for Lungs Tennis Tournament. She created the tournament, at the age of 13, in memory of her grandfather who passed away from pulmonary fibrosis while a patient at the University of Maryland’s Lung Rescue Unit.

This tennis tournament was a way to thank the doctors and staff at UMD and raise funds to help future patients. In just two years, her annual tournament raised almost $60,000 for the University of Maryland’s Lung Rescue Unit for lung research. The tournament featured more than 60 tennis players including many WPS teammates, friends, sponsors, donors and two UMD recent lung transplant recipients.

Following the tournament, Plylar, who was the third singles player for the WPS varsity tennis team coached by teachers Cyndee Hudson and Debbie Speier, ended the season with a 12-0 personal record and an Eastern Shore Independent Athletic Conference championship title.

For more information about the third annual Love for Lungs, slated for May 18-19, visit www.loveforlungs.com.

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