Ball’s in your court
The Andy Roddick Foundation Charity Weekend serves up the best in tennis.
The Andy Roddick Foundation is thrilled to announce that Venus Williams will be joining Andy and Bob and Mike Bryan for a charity tennis exhibition on Dec. 7.
The 2008 Wimbledon Champion is currently ranked sixth in the world and has 39 career titles to date. Venus, who currently resides in Palm Beach Gardens has a genuine philanthropic spirit, and has participated in past Andy Roddick Foundation Charity Weekends.
On Dec. 6, Andy will be at the Polo Club Boca Raton for his annual gala, featuring both live and silent auctions. Saturday night’s festivities will include John Ekin, a magician at the White House for special events. Charles Fazzino, 3-D pop artist, will also be performing. Sunday’s event begins with nine lucky people having the chance to play pro-am doubles with some of the world’s top ranked tennis players. At 11:30 a.m. families can enjoy Andy’s signature free kid’s zone, which will include sumo-wrestling, a bounce house, a rock climbing wall, tennis activities, music and more. At 1 p.m., a pro-celebrity tennis exhibition will take place followed by a chance to return Andy’s record breaking 155 mph serve.
Dewar’s 12 will be the Grand Slam Sponsor. Additional sponsors currently include Sun Sentinel, MSE Events & Pure Energy Entertainment Group, Panera Bread, Commercial Florida Realty Advisors, Inc., Gregory’s Fine Jewelry, Crystal Art Associates, Lacoste, Rolex, ATP Tour, USTA, BEST and Babolat.
Advanced reservations for all events are required and seating is limited.
For more information, call 561-620-9449 or visit www.andyroddick.com.
Andy Roddick and Venus Williams
Andy Roddick, center, with Bob and Mike Bryan Photo submitted
Andy Roddick’s mother Blanche Roddick, left, and director of development Jeanne Brander