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Mardy’s Tennis & Jake’s Music Fest

October 15, 2008 09:53 AM

The Tennis, Music, Golf Fest Will Be Held Weekend of December 12-13, 2008
Vero Beach, Florida

American tennis player Mardy Fish looks ahead to hosting third annual and expanded charity celebrity event, Mardy’s Tennis & Jake’s Music Fest to Benefit the Mardy Fish Foundation, December 12-13, 2008.  The Event which is co-hosted by Fish’s childhood friend and country recording artist, Jake Owen, will once again be hosted at The Boulevard Village & Tennis Club for the Tennis Exhibition. This year’s Dinner Party will take place at Grand Harbor Beach Club along the waterfront and have a Mardi Gras theme.  Owen will once again have a live performance at the Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center, and the newly added Golf Pro-am Tournament will tee off at the Grand Harbor Golf & Beach Club.

The schedule for the Event’s action packed weekend is as follows.

Dinner Party December 12, 2008 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. 
Golf Pro-Am Tournament December 13, 2008 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 
Tennis Exhibition December 13, 2008 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
Jake Owen Concert December 13, 2008 8:00 p.m. 

Mardy’s Tennis & Jake’s Music Fest is offering a special 10% discount to USTA members to attend the Tennis Exhibition. Box Seats are $67.50 and General Admission tickets are $31.50 for USTA members.  Players and celebrities joining Mardy Fish and Jake Owen will be announced soon.  Past participants have included tennis stars Andy Roddick, James Blake, The Bryan Brothers, John Isner, Ryan Sweeting, Todd Martin, and Boyd Tinsley of the Dave Matthews Band.

Fish created the Foundation to support youth organizations in Indian River County.  The Foundation has and will continue to utilize funds from Mardy’s Tennis & Jake’s Music Fest to fund after school programs in the community.  The Foundation opened the Pelican Island Elementary School/Mardy Fish Music Club and Health & Fitness Club September 11, 2007.  The program provides a place for children to go and partake in various activities that will help them better themselves using sports, music, and art.  The Mardy Fish Foundation hopes to expand this program in the community while also continuing to support other organizations, including the Boys & Girls Club of Vero Beach and Adopt A Family Project, which provides aid to low income families such as food and clothing.

Fish has had an incredible 2008 season which was highlighted by his two final appearances at the Indian Wells, Calif., tournament and New, Conn., event.  He also reached the semifinal in Los Angeles, and the quarterfinals at San Jose, Delray Beach, Houston and the U.S. Open.  His quarterfinal finish at the U.S. Open marks his second career quarterfinal showing at a Grand Slam – Fish reached the final eight at the 2007 Australian Open.  In his career thus far, Fish has won two singles and four doubles tournaments on the ATP Tour, participated on the U.S. Davis Cup Team, won the 2004 Olympic silver medal at the Athens Games and been ranked within the elite top 20 in the world.

Owen's debut album Startin’ With Me was released in July 2007.  The album features the song Ghost, which received rave reviews from country music superstar Kenny Chesney, who he toured with last summer. His first single, "Yee Haw", reached #16 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs and #83 on the Billboard Hot 100, while the album peaked at #31 on the Billboard 200 and #8 on Top Country Albums. Owen has toured with Country stars Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Brooks & Dunn, Alan Jackson, and Sugarland.


The Boulevard Village & Tennis Club continues its support of the Mardy Fish Foundation as the Host Sponsor of the Tennis Exhibition. Official Sponsors include Clear Channel – WAVE FM 92.7 and 103.7 FM WQOL Oldies 103.7, Comcast, Jaguar Land Rover Ft. Pierce, Scripps Treasure Coast newspapers, Proctor Construction, Tennis Week, Vero Beach Magazine, Vero Insurance and Grand Harbor Golf & Beach Club as the golf venue.

C & H Events, Inc. is a full-service event management and marketing company based in Boca Raton, Fla.  Among the tennis events C & H Events manages in addition to Mardy’s Tennis & Jake’s Music Fest, are The Oliver Group Champions Cup - men’s senior tennis tournament, Swingtime -- Benefiting the Tim & Tom Gullikson Foundation, Couples Resorts Tennis Fantasy Camp.  Please visit www.chevents.com for further details about C & H Events.

Tickets for the Tennis Exhibition are $75 for Box Seats ($67.50 for USTA members) and $35 ($31.50 for USTA members) for General Admission tickets.  Tickets for the Jake Owen Concert are $100 for VIP Seats, $75 for Premier Seats and $35 for Reserved Seats.  Individual invitations for the Dinner Party are $150 and the Golf Pro-Am costs $750 per person and includes one invitation for the tennis, dinner and concert.  For tickets to the Tennis Exhibition and Concert, call (866) 333-7623.  For further information about Sponsorships, the Golf Pro-Am Tournament and Dinner Party, call C & H Events, Inc. at (561) 394-9190 or visit www.chevents.com.






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