November 26th, 2016

27th Chris Evert Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic Raises $700K

General News

chris-evert-2016-pro-classic-homeThe 27th annual Chris Evert/Raymond James Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic wrapped up a successful weekend by raising $700,000 for its ongoing campaign against drug abuse and child neglect.

The monies go toward programs that are funded through the Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida, and through the Drug Abuse Foundation of Palm Beach County. The latest fundraising totals push the 27-year total over the $23 million mark.

The weekend’s events included a Pro-Am, a Charity Gala and two days of pro-celebrity tennis.

Tallahassee’s Alexis St. Hilaire became the 41st young woman to be awarded the Vitas Gerulaitis Memorial Scholarship by Chris Evert Charities, awarded to women who have participated in social service programs offered by the Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida. The Chris Evert Charities scholarship program began in 1995 and honors the late Gerulaitis, a friend of Evert’s who was ranked in the ATP Top 10 for seven straight years until 1983.

Since 1989, Chris Evert Charities has raised more than $22 million in an ongoing campaign to provide a bright future for Florida’s most at-risk children.

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