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TICKETS ON SALE for Swingtime's Tennis Exhibition

July 20, 2006 09:48 AM
Chris Evert, Mardy Fish, Taylor Dent, Todd Martin among those scheduled to appear
Tickets for the eighth annual Swingtime – a Pro-Celebrity Pro-Am Tennis & Golf Tournament – benefiting the Tim & Tom Gullikson Foundation are now on sale.  Swingtime returns to Naples on Nov. 18 and 19 and will once again be hosted by Stock Development.
The Tennis Exhibition will be held Saturday, Nov. 18, beginning at 1:00 p.m. at The Players Club & Spa at Lely Resort.  There will be three matches featuring current and former world-class tennis professionals.  Confirmed to join event host Tom Gullikson for the weekend thus far are tennis legend Chris Evert, tennis stars Mardy Fish, Todd Martin, Taylor Dent, Aaron Krickstein, Johan Kriek, Kathy Rinaldi, Owen Davidson, Harold Solomon, Ricardo Acuna and new tennis sensation Jamea Jackson.

Over the past eight years, numerous professional athletes and celebrities have supported this two-day event including tennis stars James Blake, Venus Williams, Jennifer Capriati, Jim Courier and Serena Williams, former baseball standouts Keith Hernandez, Gary Carter, Bill Gullickson and Ivan Murrell, golfers Michelle McGann and Brad Faxon, Olympians Bob Beamon, Andy Mill, Blaine Wilson and Shannon Miller, NFL alumni Earl Morrall, Jim Hart and Paul Warfield, actors James McDaniel and Robin Givens and sportscasters Rich Eisen, Linda Cohn, Bud Collins and Brett Haber.

Tickets for Saturday's tennis exhibition, which begins at 1:00 p.m., are $75 for a box seat and $40 for general admission.  Box seat packages are also available for $400 and include four box seat tickets, two parking passes and a listing in the event program. 

In addition to the Tennis Exhibition, Swingtime includes many exciting activities including a Round-Robin Tennis Pro-Am at The Players Club & Spa at Lely Resort, a Golf Pro-Am Tournament at Olde Cypress, and "An Evening with the Stars” Swingtime Gala presented by Allen Systems Group (ASG).  Individual tickets for the gala are $250 while the sponsorship of a table for 10 costs $2,500.  Limited tennis and golf pro-am tournament spots are available for both corporate and individual participation.

The official Swingtime host sponsor, Stock Development, is one of the most dynamic and fastest growing development companies in Florida, with properties from Naples to Punta Gorda.  Specializing in the development of amenity rich communities, the company’s portfolio of communities includes:  Lely Resort Golf & Country Club and Olde Cypress in Naples; Grandezza in Estero; Paseo in Ft. Myers and Vivante at Punta Gorda. For more information about Stock Development please visit www.stockdevelopment.com.

Allen Systems Group (ASG), a computer software firm based in Naples, will once again sponsor the Swingtime Gala.  Andy M. Custer, P.A. will continue its participation in Swingtime as the Awards Reception Sponsor.  Other valued Swingtime sponsors include JetBlue Airways, Meridian Broadcasting - Lite 93.7, n Magazine, Naples Daily News,  Naples Grande Resort & Club, Naples, Marco Island & Everglades Convention & Visitors Bureau, Nike, Rado Swiss Watches, Tennis Week and Waterman Broadcasting – NBC2.

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 are Champions Cup Naples, Mardy’s Tennis and Jake’s Music Fest to benefit the Mardy Fish Foundation, the OWL Foundation Tennis Challenge and Couples Resorts Tennis Fantasy Camp.  For more information, please visit www.chevents.com.

For Tennis Exhibition tickets and for more information about Swingtime and how to attend the gala or participate in the Tennis Pro-am and/or Golf Pro-Am tournaments, call C & H Events, Inc.: 239.649.7171 or 561.394.9190 or email MLCope@chevents.com. For information on the Tim & Tom Gullikson Foundation please visit their website at www.gulliksonfoundation.org.


Tim & Tom Gullikson Foundation prepares for yearly tribute






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