If you love tennis and live in Southern California, then you have a wonderful opportunity to see some of the worlds greatest tennis players for a one night only event, the LA Tennis Challenge held at Pauley Pavilion on the UCLA campus.
Who’s going to be at the LA Tennis Challenge
The LA Tennis Challenge will be featuring current world #1 Novak Djokovic, former world #1 Pete Sampras, current doubles world #1 Bob & Mike Bryan; former top 10 James Blake (#4 2006), Mardy Fish (#7 2011), and Tommy Haas (#2 2002). Justin Gimelstob will emceeing the event, so that’s an added bonus. Not only will there be some pretty awesome tennis players showing up to participate in this charity event, there are rumors of some high profile Hollywood celebrities showing their faces on the LA Tennis Challenge Red Carpet.
What charities will benefit from the LA Tennis Challenge?
Since this is purely a charitable event, most if not all proceeds will be distributed among the following charities:
- The Mardy Fish Children’s Foundation – The mission of the Mardy Fish Children’s Foundation is to “provide after school enrichment, health, and fitness programs in a safe and nurturing environment.” The Mardy Fish Children’s Foundation was established to support the youth of Indian River County, Florida. Since its establishment in 2006, the Foundation has opened after school programs in 13 elementary schools benefiting more than 2,000 students in Indian River County. The programs provide a place for children to go and partake in various activities that will help them better themselves using sports, music, art, and dance.
- The Justin Gimelstob Children’s Fund – The Justin Gimelstob Children’s Fund was established in 1998. The Fund was established with the mission to provide financial support to a variety of children’s charities and related causes in Northern New Jersey and the New York Metropolitan region. To date, the JGCF has held five events and raised more than a million dollars to benefit a variety of charities. The main beneficiary of the JGCF is The Valerie Fund, whose mission is to provide financial support for comprehensive health care of children with cancer and blood disorders.
- Novak Djokovic Foundation – The Novak Djokovic foundation was founded in 2007 and has been committed to helping underprivileged children from disadvantaged communities. Growing up in a war torn country, Djokovic is doing everything he can to help all Serbian children get ample education and lead a healthy and productive life.
- Call To Cure – Colorectal Cancer has no current cure, but Nancy Bernstein has been doing everything in her power to change this. The working mother of a five-year old girl has been battling the disease for years and has established “Call to Cure” to try and raise money to fund research for the least funded of all Cancer charities. Please help us raise awareness and support for the researcher Dr. Heinz-Josef Lenz to help others just like Nancy.
- Southern California Tennis Association – The SCTA plays in integral part in the promotion and development of the game in Southern California. The SCTA has a hand in all levels and age groups in the tennis community. Juniors, college players, seniors, wheelchair, and club players all fall under the SCTA umbrella and will all be beneficiaries of the event.
This one night event is already sounding like the place to be on Monday March 4. Tickets are still available and actually quite affordable starting at $35!
There’s really no reason for you to not attend the LA Tennis Challenge, it’s at a good price, it’s for a good cause, there’s going to be awesome tennis players, celebrities, and the best part, I will be there with camera in hand!
So, really, go and buy your tickets right now! Purchase from LA Tennis Challenge directly