CHATHAM, N.J., Nov. 13 The Justin GimelstobChildren's Fund will host The 2007 Tennis Exhibition at Centercourt inChatham, New Jersey. The event will take place on two dates. On Sunday,December 9, the 2-day event begins with a full day of junior clinics andpro/am tournaments with professional tennis champions. On Thursday, December13, at 7 PM fans will enjoy exhibition tennis featuring John McEnroe, JustinGimelstob and Mike and Bob Bryan, the World #1 Doubles Team. The primaryrecipient of the proceeds of these events is The Valerie Fund, a non-profitfor children with cancer and blood disorders.
This year marks the fifth time that Gimelstob is hosting the charity eventwhere he adopts a hands-on approach to raising money for child-related causes.In past years participants have included such luminaries as Jim Courier,Lindsay Davenport, James Blake and Todd Martin.
This year, in addition to Exhibition matches starring John McEnroe, theBryan Brothers and Justin Gimelstob, the star-studded event will also featurea live auction where the highest bidders will walk away with such unique itemsas private tennis lessons, signed racquets and meet and greet opportunitiesfrom Pete Sampras, Venus Williams, Maria Sharapova, Roger Federer and AndyRoddick. Celebrities including Miss New Jersey USA, Erin Abrahamson, StonePhillips and Mayor David Dinkins are expected to attend Gimelstob's eventsupporting The Justin Gimelstob Children's Fund and The Valerie Fund.
The Valerie Fund's mission is to provide financial support forcomprehensive health care of children with cancer and blood disorders. TheValerie Fund is a not-for-profit organization established in 1976 in memory ofnine-year-old Valerie Goldstein by her parents, Ed and Sue Goldstein. Theirgrass-roots effort began in their basement with the help of dedicated friendsand family. Today, The Valerie Fund Children's Centers, located at majorhospitals in the tri-state area, comprise one of the nation's largest networksof health care facilities for children with cancer and blood disorders,treating more than 5,000 children annually.
The Justin Gimelstob Children's Fund was established by Justin Gimelstobin 1998 to provide financial support to children's charities and relatedcauses in Northern New Jersey and New York. Since that time the fund hasraised over half a million dollars. For more information, to purchase ticketsfor this event, or to make a donation to The Justin Gimelstob Children's Fund,please go to www.centercourtinc.com.
SOURCE The Justin Gimelstob Children's Fund