Chris Evert Raymond James Pro Celebrity Tennis Classic
As you all know I am always busy playing in tennis tournaments. But I wanted to tell you about a Charity Tournament that my dad was invited to attend and we will be going to this event in November.
It is being put on by Chris Evert, who is one of my favorite players, and Raymond James Financial is a major sponsor. Chris Evert Charities is partnering with The Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida, which raises money for needy programs not fully funded by the state. The Ounce of Prevention Fund matches moneys raised through this Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic.
Chris Evert serves on the board of this state-wide group of concerned leaders who share her vision for the children of Florida. She is also on the board of the Women’s Sports Foundation, Florida Sports Foundation, United Sports Fans of America, Save the Children, American AIDS Association, the Don Shula Foundation dedicated to breast cancer research, National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse, The Buoniconti Fund to cure paralysis, and the Palm Beach County Sports Authority.
The Chris Evert Raymond James Pro Celebrity Tennis Classic is hosted annually to raise funds for charities in Florida. To date they have raised over $23.2 million dollars. This will be a two day event held in Boca Raton, Florida and tennis lovers have the opportunity to participate in the Pro Am where Chris, celebrity participants and tennis pros will be on the court to play and give pointers.
It sounds like a lot of fun and the money raised will go to a great cause!