The 2018 Chris Evert/Raymond James Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic will see a long roster of celebrity participants on Nov. 9-11 for the 29th annual event, including Seal, January Jones, Timothy Olyphant, Jon Lovitz, Chris Noth, Carson Kressley, David Cook, Shawn Hatosy, Tate Donovan and Jamie McShane visiting the Delray Beach Tennis Center.
“Mr. Big” Chris Noth makes his debut appearance at this year’s event. Noth is best known as the iconic “Mr. Big” on HBO’s groundbreaking series Sex and the City. He rose to prominence as Detective Mike Logan on the original Law and Order, and most recently starred in the CBS award-winning drama The Good Wife.
January Jones is also making her debut at this year’s event. Jones is best known for her role as Betty Draper in AMC’s critically-acclaimed Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Award-winning series Mad Men. She also starred on the big screen as superhero Emma Frost in X-Men First Class, and most recently starred as Melissa in FOX’s comedy series The Last Man on Earth.
The pro-celebrity event pairs celebrities and tennis pros for two days of tennis at the Delray Beach Tennis Center on Nov. 10-11. The weekend also includes the Saturday evening gala which begins with red carpet celebrity appearances followed by dinner, dancing, live and silent auctions and soon-to-be announced entertainment at the Boca Raton Resort and Club. The event kicks off on Friday, Nov. 9, at the Boca Raton Resort and Club with an exclusive morning pro-am and evening cocktail party.
The first set of tennis pros who are confirmed to play alongside Evert include longtime friend and fellow International Hall of Famer Martina Navratilova and former French Open doubles champion Luke Jensen.
Evert’s 2017 event raised $800,000 for charity. The monies raised are distributed to programs funded through the Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida and the Drug Abuse Foundation of Palm Beach County. Since 1989 Chris Evert Charities has raised more than $24 million in an ongoing campaign to provide a bright future for Florida’s most at-risk children.
Tickets for this year’s event are now on sale and range in price from $20 to $900. Take advantage of an early bird special and get 20 percent off general admission and reserved seats now through Aug. 31. Purchase tickets online at www.chrisevert.org/tickets or call (561) 394-2400.