The Event also takes on a new dimension with the creation of the Jake Owen Foundation, which joins longtime Event beneficiary the Mardy Fish Foundation as a new vehicle for charitable support geared toward children.
The Mardy Fish Foundation, established by tennis pro Mardy Fish as a way to support youth organizations and programs in the Vero Beach area, will be a key beneficiary of the Jake Owen Foundation, together with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
“It’s all about the children,” Owen says of his foundation, “and doing our part to help them be all they can be, from education and development to simply being able to be healthy and have access to the best medical care. I couldn’t be happier to launch my foundation this year and have amazing friends like Little Big Town on board to make this an incredible show.”
“Seeing as we’re all parents, nothing is more important to us as than our children’s health and happiness,” says Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild. “Jake is a longtime friend, and we’re really happy to be a part of his charity event,” adds the band’s Phillip Sweet, “and it’s great to be involved in any effort helping children and their fight to be well.”
Prior to the evening concert, the Event weekend kicks-off on Friday, December 10, with a Kids’ Tennis Clinic at Grand Harbor Golf & Beach Club, the Official Host Sponsor of the Event. The Event continues on Saturday, December 11, with a Luncheon that includes a live and silent auction and a Tennis Exhibition featuring Event Host Mardy Fish, who will be joined by current and/or former touring tennis professionals in a singles and doubles match.
Fish, currently ranked No. 19, won back-to-back titles for the first time in his career at Newport and Atlanta this summer. The winner of five singles and eight doubles titles on the ATP tour, Fish also reached the Cincinnati final this summer, losing to Roger Federer in three sets. He’s also played on the U.S. Davis Cup Team during his career, won the 2004 Olympic Silver Medal at the Athens Games and ranked among the top 20 in the world. In doubles, Fish is also enjoying a successful 2010 season, winning his seventh ATP doubles title in San Jose, CA, with Sam Querrey, and his eighth doubles title in Washington, DC, with Mark Knowles.
Tennis Exhibition tickets are $75 for Box Seats and $35 for General Admission tickets. Tickets for the Jake Owen Concert with Special Guests are $75 for Premier Seats (on field) and $15 for General Admission (stadium bleacher seating). There will be limited VIP Pit Seats available; price and availability to be announced soon. To purchase tickets, call 866.333.7623 or visit www.chevents.com.
For further information about the Kids’ Tennis Clinic, Luncheon, and Sponsorships, call C & H Events, Inc. at 561.394.9190 or visit www.chevents.com. For more information on the Mardy Fish Foundation visit www.mardytennis.com.