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Rally with Roddick

November 8, 2007 12:57 PM


Kiwi Tennis Club will serve as host to Harris Corporation and OMNI Healthcare’s “Rally with Roddick” on Sunday, Dec. 9.  This philanthropic tennis exhibition event will feature former world #1 and US Open champion Andy Roddick and will mark the first men’s professional tennis event ever held in Brevard County!

“Rally with Roddick” benefits two local children’s charities, Brevard Neighborhood Development Coalition (BNDC) and CATCH of Brevard.  BNDC is a non-profit outreach organization for children of impoverished local neighborhoods. CATCH is a non-profit organization providing medical care to Brevard’s under-served pediatric population.  Both charities are a good match to Roddick’s own charitable initiative.
“Any opportunity to help children is a privilege and something I love to do,” says Roddick. “Our children are our number one resource and all children need a strong support system so they can become a viable part of our future society.” 

“Helping children today for tomorrow is the motto for my foundation and will definitely be the purpose for this exhibition on December 10th.”

“Rally with Roddick” festivities include two doubles exhibitions.  First, Roddick will be paired with the high bidder of the “Play Doubles with Andy,” an online auction currently taking bids at www.RallywithRoddick.com.  On the other side of the court will be the next highest bidder paired with one of the three rising stars in men’s professional tennis.  The nights feature match will be an all pro match with Roddick and three emerging American tennis players. 

On court, Roddick will joined Amer Delic. Delic is currently ranked #81 in singles on the ATP Tour. He reached a career high of #60 in singles earlier this year.  He was part of the undefeated University of Illinois 2003 NCAA Championship team and was also the first University of Illinois player to capture the NCAA singles crown.




Roddick and Delic will be joined by compatriot Robert Kendrick.  Kendrick is currently ranked #113 in singles on the ATP Tour. He recently reached the quarterfinals of doubles at the US Open.  Known for his serve and volley play, Robert was up two sets to love against #2 ranked Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon in 2006.




Rounding out the field of doubles play is Jesse Levine, a former University of Florida student is attracting a lot of attention among young US players. Levine played one season for the University of Florida before turning pro at this year’s US Open.  Levine is a young talented American that has grabbed the spotlight recently with rumors that #1 ranked Roger Federer hired him as a hitting partner to solve the “Nadal problem.” 



“Rally with Roddick” was conceived by Kiwi Tennis Club Pro, Tracy Almeda-Singian, and the event’s organizer. Almeda-Singian trained with Roddick in south Florida during the developmental years of their tennis careers.

“Andy is a great guy,” states Almeda-Singian. “He understands the importance of giving back and his success on court has helped him make a difference far beyond the tennis court.  Back in the day, in our youth, he was this talent kid that I know. Today, Andy is a superstar who all the kids know and look up to.”

“Andy is a great role model for kids,” adds Almeda-Singian. “The motto for his foundation is “Helping Children Today for Tomorrow” and this event shares that vision.”

Ed Scott, owner of Kiwi Tennis Club, agrees.

“Kiwi Tennis Club is proud to team up with Andy for this charity event,” says Scott. “With the great support from sponsors like Sutton Properties, Mercedes Porsche and Audi of Melbourne, McBride Woodbridge Marketing, All Star Printing, Genna Jewelers, Prime Bank, RSM McGladrey Inc. and McLean, Jones, Lyons, & Lacey LC, “Rally with Roddick” is ensured to be a success for BNDC and CATCH of Brevard.”

Some sponsorship opportunities are still available starting at only $1,000. More information on sponsorship opportunities, which is the public’s best chance to attend the exhibition, is available along with a listing of current sponsors at www.RallywithRoddick.com.

For more information on “Rally with Roddick,” Kiwi Tennis Club, CATCH of Brevard or BNDC, contact Tracy Almeda-Singian at (321)779-1419 or email Tracy@KiwiTennisClub.com.






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