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September 2019 - Volume 16 - Issue 3

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Barry Gibb Headlines Chris Evert Tennis and Gala Weekend

Legendary Athletes and Celebrities for 30 years

Mark your calendars for the 30th Annual Chris Evert Pro-Celebrity Classic and Annual Black-Tie Gala for the weekend of November 22-24, 2019. It is a must attend for tennis fans and South Florida benefactors supporting at-risk children.
 
In July, Chris Evert Charities announced a new relationship with title sponsor, Chase Private Client, which will continue to bolster the support of this annual extravaganza.
 
Chris Evert said, “I’m so grateful they have come on-board so together we can help drug exposed, abused and neglected children.”
 
Barry Gibb to Perform
And this year one of the most successful artists of all-time, the legendary Barry Gibb, will perform at the Black-Tie Gala.
 
“I am thrilled beyond words that this iconic artist will be performing at our 30th anniversary celebration,” stated Chris Evert. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear some of the greatest hits of all time - LIVE!”
 
With a career that has spanned more than five decades, Barry Gibb stands as one of the most prolific singer/songwriter/producers of the modern era. As co-founder of the Bee Gee’s, Barry, along with his brothers Maurice and Robin, became one of the biggest groups of all time.
 
Hailing from Great Britain, the Bee Gee’s released a string of hits that broke through in America including “To Love Somebody,” “Lonely Days,” “How Can You Mend A Broken Heart,” “Jive Talkin” and “You Should Be Dancing.” But what came next would cement the bands epicenter as the sound of the decade; the best-selling movie soundtrack of all-time Saturday Night Fever. The Grammy Award winning hits included, "Staying Alive,” "Night Fever” and "How Deep Is Your Love.”
 
Barry would go on to co/write/produce numerous hits including “I Just Want To Be Your Everything,” “Tragedy,” “Woman in Love”, “Grease,” “Islands In The Stream” and many more. He has received eight Grammy’s including the Grammy Legend Award, the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, the American Music Awards Lifetime Achievement Award, the BMI Icon Award and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2004, the Bee Gee’s received one of Britain’s highest honors when they were made Commanders of the British Empire. After the passing of his brothers, Barry went on a world tour in 2013, recorded a solo album in 2016, and was Knighted ‘Sir Barry Gibb’ by Prince Charles for his services to music and charity in 2018.
 
Premiere Charity Event
The Chris Evert Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic presented by Chase Private Client includes a Pro-Am, Cocktail Party, Charity Gala and two days of Pro-Celebrity Tennis. The Friday morning Pro-Am, Friday evening cocktail party and Saturday evening Gala are held at the historic Boca Raton Resort & Club, while two days of Pro-Celebrity tennis matches are held on Saturday and Sunday at the Delray Beach Tennis Center. The event is one of South Florida’s longest running charity events hosted by a former professional athlete.
 
Evert will be joined at the event by a lineup of former tennis pros and sports and entertainment celebrities, many of whom return annually to help support the cause. Some of the participants in the 30th anniversary celebration are Carson Kressley, Jon Lovitz, Tate Donovan, Shawn Hatosy, Luke Jensen, Chris Noth, David Cook, Hélio Castroneves, Jamie McShane, Maeve Quinlan and Martina Navratilova.
 
The elegant black-tie Gala on November 23 includes dinner, dancing, cocktails, and live and silent auctions. Gala tickets are $750 per person.
 
Sponsors To-Date
Sponsors of the Chris Evert Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic include Chase Private Client, Boca Raton Resort and Club, City of Delray Beach, Clive Daniel Home, Global Wings LLC, Hospital for Special Surgery, iheart media, IOMAXIS, ISG Graphics, NYY Steak, Printzilla, Residence Inn by Marriott Boca Raton, Sun-Sentinel, Travelhost of Palm Beach, Ultimate Software, and Wyndham Boca Raton and Wyndham Deerfield Beach Resort.
 
Tickets for this year’s event are now on sale and range in price from $20 to $900.
 
About Chris Evert Charities
Since 1989, Chris Evert Charities has raised more than $25 million in an ongoing campaign to provide a bright future for Florida's most at-risk children. With the help of loyal and generous sponsors, participating celebrities, legions of volunteers and a dedicated staff, Chris Evert continues to raise monies to fund programs through the Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida and the Drug Abuse Foundation of Palm Beach County. The event is one of South Florida's longest-running charity events hosted by a former professional athlete. For more information, visit www.chrisevert.org.

For information or ticket purchase, visit www.chrisevert.org/tickets or call (561) 394-2400.

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