Tennis Auction Ball and Pro/Am Tournament to be Held April 28th and 29th; Annual Event to Benefit Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Apr 27, 2001, 01:00 ET from Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

    PITTSBURGH, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The 17th annual Tennis Auction Ball
 and Pro/Am Tournament presented by HIGHMARK Blue Cross Blue Shield and
 American Airlines will be held on April 28th and 29th.  The excitement begins
 with the Tennis Auction Ball gala on Saturday, April 28th at the Omni William
 Penn and will culminate with the Pro/Am Tournament, which will be held on
 Sunday, April 29th at the Oxford Athletic Club in Monroeville.
     The Pro/Am Tennis Tournament will feature 24 Pittsburgh-area amateur
 tennis players, paired up with local pros in three divisions: The Men's Open,
 Mixed Doubles and the Corporate Masters.  Each team is sponsored by one of
 their corporate sponsors to help the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the
 Cystic Fibrosis Foundation serve up a cure.  Also joining the tournament this
 year is Franco Harris.  Special corporate contributors include Children's
 Hospital, Eyetique, Giant Eagle, Gustine, La Roche College, New Image Press,
 #1 Cochran, Oxford Athletic Club, Janet & Antonia J. Palumbo, PNC Bank, Reed,
 Smith, Shaw & McClay LLP, Jean & Gerald Comber, Ferry Electric Company,
 Kaufmann's Department Store, Nemacolin Woodlands, David M. Orenstein, MD, Joni
 & Richard White and Whit Productions.
     The Tennis Auction Ball gala provides guests with an evening of fine
 dining and dancing, in addition to an exciting Pro/Am Team live auction, a
 large scale silent auction featuring over 125 packages and a Grand prize
 raffle.  Entertainment for the evening will be live music by Jimmy Sapienza's
 "Five Guys Named MOE" and special appearances from General Hospital's Tava
 Smiley (Chloe) and Wally Kurth (Ned).  The most special part of this evening
 will be the presentation of the "Breath of Life Award" being presented this
 year to Dr. David Orenstein.  The Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the Cystic
 Fibrosis Foundation will salute Dr. Orenstein for his many years of generous
 and aggressive funding of research for cystic fibrosis.
     During the live team auction, courtesy of Auctioneer, Lee Alan Hostetter,
 every team "owner" (i.e. highest bidder) will win one of the 24 exciting grand
 prize packages.  Prizes to be featured include various land/air vacation
 packages, condos, dining, gym memberships and more.
     The Tennis Auction Ball is the most successful tennis event for the Cystic
 Fibrosis Foundation nationally.  Last year, over 400 participants in
 Pittsburgh helped to raise a net total of $135,000 for cystic fibrosis
 research.  To date, the Tennis Auction Ball has contributed over $1.5 million
 to recent medical research toward a cure for cystic fibrosis.  Cystic fibrosis
 is a genetic disease affecting approximately 30,000 children and adults in the
 United States.
     For more information on the gala and tournament, contact the Western
 Pennsylvania Chapter of The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at 412-321-4422.
 
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    PITTSBURGH, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The 17th annual Tennis Auction Ball
 and Pro/Am Tournament presented by HIGHMARK Blue Cross Blue Shield and
 American Airlines will be held on April 28th and 29th.  The excitement begins
 with the Tennis Auction Ball gala on Saturday, April 28th at the Omni William
 Penn and will culminate with the Pro/Am Tournament, which will be held on
 Sunday, April 29th at the Oxford Athletic Club in Monroeville.
     The Pro/Am Tennis Tournament will feature 24 Pittsburgh-area amateur
 tennis players, paired up with local pros in three divisions: The Men's Open,
 Mixed Doubles and the Corporate Masters.  Each team is sponsored by one of
 their corporate sponsors to help the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the
 Cystic Fibrosis Foundation serve up a cure.  Also joining the tournament this
 year is Franco Harris.  Special corporate contributors include Children's
 Hospital, Eyetique, Giant Eagle, Gustine, La Roche College, New Image Press,
 #1 Cochran, Oxford Athletic Club, Janet & Antonia J. Palumbo, PNC Bank, Reed,
 Smith, Shaw & McClay LLP, Jean & Gerald Comber, Ferry Electric Company,
 Kaufmann's Department Store, Nemacolin Woodlands, David M. Orenstein, MD, Joni
 & Richard White and Whit Productions.
     The Tennis Auction Ball gala provides guests with an evening of fine
 dining and dancing, in addition to an exciting Pro/Am Team live auction, a
 large scale silent auction featuring over 125 packages and a Grand prize
 raffle.  Entertainment for the evening will be live music by Jimmy Sapienza's
 "Five Guys Named MOE" and special appearances from General Hospital's Tava
 Smiley (Chloe) and Wally Kurth (Ned).  The most special part of this evening
 will be the presentation of the "Breath of Life Award" being presented this
 year to Dr. David Orenstein.  The Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the Cystic
 Fibrosis Foundation will salute Dr. Orenstein for his many years of generous
 and aggressive funding of research for cystic fibrosis.
     During the live team auction, courtesy of Auctioneer, Lee Alan Hostetter,
 every team "owner" (i.e. highest bidder) will win one of the 24 exciting grand
 prize packages.  Prizes to be featured include various land/air vacation
 packages, condos, dining, gym memberships and more.
     The Tennis Auction Ball is the most successful tennis event for the Cystic
 Fibrosis Foundation nationally.  Last year, over 400 participants in
 Pittsburgh helped to raise a net total of $135,000 for cystic fibrosis
 research.  To date, the Tennis Auction Ball has contributed over $1.5 million
 to recent medical research toward a cure for cystic fibrosis.  Cystic fibrosis
 is a genetic disease affecting approximately 30,000 children and adults in the
 United States.
     For more information on the gala and tournament, contact the Western
 Pennsylvania Chapter of The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at 412-321-4422.
 
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