Departments — 01 November 2019
Tennis classic marks 30 years helping kids

By Greg Carannante

City & Shore Magazine

Eighteen-time Grand Slam champion Chris Evert will mark 30 years as a champion for at-risk children Nov. 22-24 when she hosts her Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic, sponsored by City & Shore magazine. Since 1989 the event has raised over $25 million to combat drug abuse and child neglect in the state.

Among the celebrities holding court at the Delray Beach Tennis Center will be Chris Noth, Jon Lovitz and Hélio Castroneves, with Barry Gibb of Bee Gees fame performing at the black-tie gala on Nov. 23 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club.

Proceeds from the event are matched by the Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida and distributed to programs it funds and to the Drug Abuse Foundation of Palm Beach County.

Tickets to the matches range from $20 general admission to $900 for skyview box seats, and are $750 per person for the gala. To purchase tickets, visit For more info, visit or call 561-394-2400.

— Greg Carannante

Photo: Chris Evert (Courtesy)

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