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Mardy’s Tennis & Jake’s Music Fest

August 12, 2008 02:12 PM


Foundation adds a Golf Pro-Am Tournament to Exciting Weekend

Hometown favorites Mardy Fish and Jake Owen are excited to announce that the third annual and expanded Mardy’s Tennis & Jake’s Music Fest to Benefit the Mardy Fish Foundation will be held in Vero Beach on December 12 and 13, 2008. The Boulevard Village & Tennis Club continues its support of the event as the Host Sponsor and is home to the Tennis Exhibition and Dinner Party. Jake Owen will once again perform live at the Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center. The event’s premiere Golf Pro-Am Tournament will tee off at the Grand Harbor Golf & Beach Club.

“When Jake isn’t playing music and when I am not smacking a tennis ball, the most likely place you will find us is on a golf course,” said Mardy Fish. “Vero Beach has really embraced the event and its natural we try to expand on its success with the addition of a golf pro-am tournament. We hope golfers will join us for a round on a great course.”

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 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. Fish began 2008 solidly by reaching the finals at Indian Wells, beating three top 10 players including world No. 1 Roger Federer.

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.

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. 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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