Celebrity tennis invite raises 150,000 for kids' charities

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December 08, 2011

THE 11th annual Mark Knowles Celebrity Tennis Invitational has raised $150,000 for local children's charities.

Former US Open men's champion and world No. 14 Andy Roddick headlined a field of tennis stars at the Atlantis resort on Paradise Island over the weekend.

The event, which entertained a record spectator crowd, has now eclipsed $800,000 in total donations.

Roddick was slated to participate in 2009 but was forced to withdraw due to injury. He was excited to make his debut appearance at the annual event.

"It's for a worthy cause, so I'm just glad to be here," he told The Tribune. "There's a bigger cause to how well we play tennis this week. Most of us are ...

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News date : 12/08/2011    Category : Tribune Stories

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