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Andy Roddick Makes Only West Palm Beach Appearance at Swingtime Benefit for Tim & Tom Gullikson Foundation


Posted on: 11/06/2002

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Contact: Michele Cope
November 6, 2002
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MLCope@chevents.com

Andy Roddick Makes Only West Palm Beach Appearance at Swingtime Benefit for Tim & Tom Gullikson Foundation

(West Palm Beach, FL) – Tennis phenom Andy Roddick will be a featured player in the Tennis Exhibition at Swingtime--A Pro-Celebrity Pro-Am Tennis & Golf Tournament--Benefiting the Tim & Tom Gullikson Foundation (TTGF). Swingtime returns to Ibis Golf & Country Club in West Palm Beach, FL, December 14-15, 2002.

After a stellar junior career as America’s top player, Roddick stormed onto the professional tennis circuit winning five singles and two doubles titles in his first two years. He quickly climbed the rankings and is currently No. 11 in the Champions Race.

The Tennis Exhibition begins at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 14, and will feature four matches. Roddick will compete against a challenger to be named, with three matches following. Participants in the other matches include Event Host and TTGF Chairman Tom Gullikson, Board Members Jim Courier and Todd Martin, MaliVai Washington, Aaron Krickstein, Mary Joe Fernandez, Corina Morariu, Stan Smith, Kathy Rinaldi and Carling Bassett-Seguso.

In addition to these pros, other celebrities participating include tennis champs Chris Evert, Cliff Drysdale, Jenny Hopkins and Vince Spadea; NFL Hall of Famer Paul Warfield and Olympic track legend Bob Beamon.

Swingtime also features tennis stars and other celebrities playing with and against amateurs in tennis and golf, plus a dinner party with all the celebrities.

The annual event, which is in its fourth year, has raised revenues and significantly increased awareness of the Foundation’s mission – to assist brain-tumor patients and their families manage the physical, emotional and social challenges presented by the illness. The Tim & Tom Gullikson Foundation was founded in 1995 by Tim Gullikson, former tennis professional and coach of Pete Sampras, and his identical twin brother, Tom Gullikson, a former tennis professional, coach and captain of the United States Davis Cup team. Tim was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 1995 and lost his battle with the illness in 1996 at the age of 44.

Swingtime is managed by C & H Events of Boca Raton. The official host sponsor is Ibis Golf & Country Club. Official Sponsors include: Braman Motorcars, Adelphia Media Services, Clear Channel - Palm Beach, The Palm Beach Post, BIOLASE Technology/Glenn A. MacFarlane D.M.D., Wachovia, Tennis Week, Nike and The Ritz-Carlton – Palm Beach. This year’s Saturday Evening Dinner Party will be held at Ibis Golf & Country Club and is sponsored by Custer & Jefferson.

Tickets for the Tennis Exhibition are $50.00 for Box Seats and $30.00 for a General Admission Ticket. To order tickets and for all other information phone C & H Events at (561) 394-9190.

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