Tennis icons, celebrities to team up with fans at Connecticut Pro-Am

August 5, 2015 09:59 AM

By Ashley Marshall,

Tennis icons, celebrities and rising stars will team up with fans later this month at the fifth annual Connecticut Pro-Am and Gala.

The event, organized by the USTA Foundation in partnership with the Connecticut Alliance for Tennis and Education, will take place on Friday, Aug. 28, at the Stanwich Club in Greenwich, Conn.

The day will kick off at 9 a.m. with the pro-am that includes a doubles round robin. The tournament will feature former pro and current ESPN analyst Patrick McEnroe along with USTA Player Development General Manager Martin Blackman. Numerous up-and-coming tennis stars will also be paired with Foundation donors.

The day will continue with an evening reception at 5:30 p.m. hosted by Mike Greenberg, co-host of ESPN’s “Mike & Mike.” Guests include tennis coach and International Tennis Hall of Famer Nick Bollettieri, who will serve as the event’s honorary chair. Greenberg and Bollettieri will be on hand to meet with guests throughout the evening, which will also feature a live auction.

“We are looking forward to a great day of tennis in the wonderful town of Greenwich,” said Dan Faber, executive director of the USTA Foundation. “I’m thrilled to join the Connecticut Alliance for Tennis and Education to host what will truly be a spectacular day. They are an ideal partner in co-hosting an event such as this, as we share a mutual understanding of the tremendous impact tennis and education can have on students around the nation.”

The proceeds will support the Foundation’s commitment to improving the quality of life among our nation’s youth, military heroes and people with disabilities through tennis and education, and the alliance’s mission to support local community tennis associations that serve thousands of youth throughout Connecticut.

“Over the last five years, the Connecticut Alliance for Tennis and Education has achieved tremendous momentum in its goal of supporting the development and operations of the wonderful Community Tennis Associations in Connecticut,” said Connecticut Alliance for Tennis and Education chairman Alex Seaver.

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