Champions Center to Host 3rd Annual Celebrity Tennis Pro-Am

Mar 29, 2007, 01:00 ET from Junior Tennis Champions Center

    COLLEGE PARK, Md., March 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Junior
 Tennis Champions Center will be hosting their Third Annual Champions
 Celebrity Tennis Weekend from April 20 - 22. This three day event is open
 to the public and is a tennis enthusiast's dream. Wayne Bryan, father of
 The Bryan Brothers, will emcee the weekend of events and will bring lots of
 fun and excitement to College Park. Starting with the Friday Wayne Bryan
 clinic and ending with the Sunday Exhibition, this three day event is jam
 packed with activities for the whole family to enjoy.
     The main event of the Champions Weekend will take place on Saturday
 night. The Champions Center will host a Celebrity Reception Fundraiser at
 the Russian Embassy. The reception, honoring Indiana Senator Evan Bayh,
 will benefit the Junior Tennis Champions Center. Tennis fans can purchase
 tickets to this event and mingle with former tennis greats and other
 celebrities. Tickets to the event are $250 per individual and $400 per
 couple. All net proceeds will support financial aid at the Junior Tennis
 Champions Center.
     Tennis pros who have committed to the Champions Weekend include Paul
 Goldstein, Eliot Teltscher, Jeff Tarango and former No. 1 doubles team in
 the world Richey Reneberg and Jim Grabb. In addition to these tennis greats
 Senator Evan Bayh, Russian Ambassador Yuri Ushakov and Congresswoman Jane
 Harman have also agreed to partake in the weekend events.
     The Champions Celebrity Weekend promises to be the tennis event of the
 year for DC Area residents. Mark your calendars for April 20-22 and tell
 your friends because this will be one weekend you will never forget.
     For more information please contact DJ Butler at (301) 779-3000 x105.
     The Champions Center was launched in 1999 with the mission to be the
 best not-for-profit tennis training center in the world for players of all
 economic backgrounds and develop champions on the tennis court, in the
 classroom, and life. Since then, the alumni consist of four players
 currently playing on the professional tennis circuit and over twenty
 players at top Division I universities on tennis scholarships. The current
 roster includes 60 children from the greater Washington, DC area, of which
 five players reached #1 National Rankings in the past 18 months.
     The Champions Center has provided superior coaching to junior players
 for the past eight years, resulting in a number of players earning #1
 regional and national rankings, college scholarships, and successful
 professional careers. JTCC management is committed to providing the best
 training facility and coaching for its junior players, and the level of
 energy and planning headed into the ninth year of the program should result
 in continued success. The Champions Center has provided significant
 financial aid to those individuals who demonstrate the desire and hard work
 to become a champion. In 2006, $120,000 was awarded in financial aid, and
 2007 financial aid will reach $150,000. Many students who attend the
 Champions Center come from lower income families, and the financial aid
 component of JTCC allows for those students to develop their skills. The
 focus of the Champions Center is not only to garner top tennis talent, but
 to develop leadership characteristics in its students through academic
 performance, mentoring programs, community service, and character building
 exercises. There are a number of reasons to be enthusiastic about the
 programs offered at JTCC, and we want to share this excitement with the
 tennis community by inviting them to attend the Champions Celebrity Pro-Am
     The Champions Celebrity Pro-Am Weekend will be held on Friday, April
 20th - 22nd, 2007 at the Tennis Center at College Park. The event will
 feature former tennis stars and well known celebrity figures that will join
 together at the Tennis Center to highlight the noteworthy achievements the
 Center has achieved in the past eight years. Along with many tennis
 activities during the weekend, there will be a special fundraiser for the
 Champions Center to be held at the Russian Embassy on Saturday, April 21st.
 We welcome all people who are interested in attending the Fundraiser at the
 Russian Embassy and the Champions Celebrity Pro-Am Weekend to contact DJ
 Butler at (301) 779-3000 ext. 105.

SOURCE Junior Tennis Champions Center