The 30th anniversary of Chris Evert’s Pro-Celebrity Classic is Nov. 22 to 24. And Chase Private Client is the new title sponsor.
The Friday morning pro-am, Friday evening cocktail party and Saturday evening gala are at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. Pro-Celebrity tennis matches are Saturday and Sunday at the Delray Beach Tennis Center.
Tickets are on sale for all the events here or call 561-394-2400.
Evert will be joined by former tennis pros and sports and entertainers. Already confirmed are Carson Kressley, Jon Lovitz, Tate Donovan, Shawn Hatosy and Luke Jensen. The entertainer for the gala will be announced next week.
“This new relationship with Chase Private Client will continue to uphold the success of our Pro-Celebrity Classic weekend,” Evert said in a statement. “I’m so grateful they have come on-board so together we can help drug exposed, abused and neglected children.”
Last year, Evert’s 2018 Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic raised $800,000. Since 1989, Chris Evert Charities has raised than $25 million to fight drug abuse and child neglect in Florida. The monies are distributed to programs funded through the Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida and the Drug Abuse Foundation of Palm Beach County.
Longtime sponsor Raymond James will remain involved in this year’s event, a spokeswoman for Evert said. Sponsors will also include the Boca Raton Resort & Club, the city of Delray Beach, Clive Daniel Home, Hospital for Special Surgery, iheart media, IOMAXIS, ISG Graphics, Printzilla, Residence Inn by Marriott Boca Raton, Travelhost of Palm Beach, Ultimate Software, Wyndham Boca Raton and Wyndham Deerfield Beach Resort.
Evert, her brother John and their father Jimmy established the training center in 1996. A Fort Lauderdale native, Evert, 64, was the No. 1 ranked tennis player in the world for seven years. She won 18 Grand Slam titles, including three Wimbledons, seven French Opens, two Australian Opens and six U.S. Opens. She retired as a pro at the 1989 U.S. Open, according to the bio on her charity’s web site.