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Capriati, Evert, Blake, Fish To Participate in Swingtime

C. Lum/Wire Image.com By Tennis Week
07/20/2004

Several of Florida's finest players — Jennifer Capriati, Chris Evert, Mardy Fish, James Blake, Todd Martin, Mary Joe Fernandez and Aaron Krickstein — will participate in Swingtime, a pro-celebrity pro-am tennis and golf tournament benefiting the Tim and Tom Gullikson Foundation at Ibis Golf & Country Club in West Palm Beach, Florida December 11-12, 2004th.
Jim Courier, Justin Gimelstob, Robby Ginepri, Stan Smith, Jenny Hopkins and Carly Gullickson have also committed to participating in the event.

Three-time Grand Slam champion Capriati will compete against another player from the WTA Tour in an exhibition singles match. A plus doubles matches featuring the other participating tennis professionals will also be held. For the hardcore tennis fan who wants to play with some of the best players in the world, Swingtime offers a three-hour, round-robin tennis pro-am that consists of over 24 tennis stars on 12 courts at IBIS' world class tennis center.

Once the tennis is done, fans have the chance to mingle and dine with all the players at the Swingtime Gala at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. The Swingtime Gala offers a cocktail reception, gourmet meal, silent and live auctions and entertainment.

For golfers, Swingtime will stage a Golf Tournament on the second day of the event that features many of the tennis stars, plus legends from other sports including Olympian Bob Beamon, NFL Hall of Famer Paul Warfield, Baseball Legends Keith Hernandez and Bill Gullickson, Carly Gullickson's father, among many others. Each foursome has a celebrity join as its fifth player in this shotgun tournament.

The annual event, which is in its sixth year, has raised nearly half a million dollars and, more importantly, has significantly increased awareness of the Foundation’s mission — to assist brain-tumor patients and their families in managing the physical, emotional and social challenges presented by the illness.

The Tim & Tom Gullikson Foundation was founded in 1995 by Tim Gullikson, former tennis professional and coach of Pete Sampras, and his identical twin brother, Tom Gullikson, a former tennis professional, coach and captain of the United States Davis Cup team. Tim was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 1995 and lost his battle with the illness in 1996 at the age of 44.

The Sunshine Network will televise a 90-minute highlight program across the state that will showcase Swingtime as one of the state's top charity celebrity events.

Swingtime is managed by C & H Events of Boca Raton. The official host sponsor is IBIS Golf & Country Club. Official Sponsors include: Adelphia Media Services, Clear Channel - Palm Beach, JetBlue Airways, Nike, The Palm Beach Post, Rado, Tennis Week and TIAA-CREF.

Tennis Exhibition tickets are $300 for Box Seat Package, $55 for Individual Box Seats and $35 for General Admission. Invitations for the Swingtime Gala are $300 and a few spots remain available in the Tennis Pro-Am and Golf Tournament. Prices vary for the pro-ams depending on your complete package.

For information on how to participate or become a sponsor of Swingtime, please phone C & H Events at (561) 394-9190.
 

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That would be fun!!!
 

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As if either you, Athenaeum, or you, FraziersFan, had a real chance... :rolleyes: :cool:
 

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none of them do...

Robby lives about 15 mins from me...

eat it, bitches! :drool:
 

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ewwww, what's so good about Ginepri monkey?
 

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rokkstarr said:
none of them do...

Robby lives about 15 mins from me...

eat it, bitches! :drool:
Where do you live? :confused: I could offer 30 minutes from Kiefer, interested? :devil:
 

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no, sorry, Kiefer isn't as hot! :D
 

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Athenaeum said:
Honey, me and Robby go back a long time. ;)
I could of course, be swayed to dump *him* however. lol

such a sad case...
 
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