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Posted on April 20, 2020

San Diego Aviators and WTT Star Brandon Nakashima Deliver Dinner to Front-Line Workers

This past Friday, April 17th, the San Diego Aviators teamed up with World TeamTennis, San Diego native and tennis professional Brandon Nakashima, and Bread and Cheese Eatery to provide dinner to our local Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. “We want to make sure every front-line worker throughout the day and night knows their sacrifice and selflessness do not go unnoticed and is sincerely appreciated,” said San Diego Aviators president Troy Morrison.

The San Diego Aviators were able to provide dinner for more than 80 nurses, doctors and pharmacists who work the night shift in the Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit and COVID-19 patient isolation area at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas, courtesy of Bread and Cheese Eatery, a local restaurant partner of the Aviators.

“This is such a hard time for everyone and it is the nurses, doctors, and pharmacists who have, by far, the most difficult job. Every minute they work and everything they do gives our community the best chance to come out of this and return to normal,” Nakashima said. “They battle every single day for us and we just wanted to do something to say thank you and show how much they mean to the entire county of San Diego.”San Diego native Brandon Nakashima is signed to play for the newest team of World TeamTennis, Chicago Smash, this summer. Currently ranked 220 in the world Brandon Nakashima grew up in Carmel Valley, trained at San Diego Tennis and Racquet Club and captured two National Boys 16s Singles Titles and the Southern California Sectionals Boys 16s Title at age 14.

While the sports world is currently on hold, the San Diego Aviators are scheduled to return to center court at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad for WTT’s Opening Night on Sunday, July 12th in hosting the rival Orange County (Calif.) Breakers.“We look forward to the time when we can bring our community back together and, once again, thank the front-line workers who are helping us overcome this unprecedented challenge,” Morrison said. View the CBS 8 interview with Brandon here.