Manhattan Beach, CA - A new event in the Pro Am tennis world will benefit UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, thanks to N.C. native John Isner, whose record-breaking Wimbledon match made sports headlines last spring.
Isner is teaming up with his doubles partner, Sam Querrey, to host what is intended to be an annual Charity Challenge, which will alternate years in Querrey’s native Southern California and Isner’s home state of North Carolina. Isner, a native of Greensboro, is currently ranked 20th on the world tennis tour.
Half the proceeds will benefit UNC Lineberger, where Isner’s mother was treated for cancer, and half will go to Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Querrey’s charity of choice.
This year’s event will be held at the Manhattan Country Club in Manhattan Beach, California on Sunday, December 6th. The Pro Am event will see amateur participants test their skills against some of the greatest names in past, present and future tennis including Lindsay Davenport and Tracy Austin, with more to be added. The exhibitions will include a mixed doubles featuring Isner, Querry, Davenport and Austin and culminate in a Pro Set shoot out between the hosts.
In addition to the fan-friendly matches featuring celebrity umpires and live giveaways, an evening party will feature surprise musical guests and an auction, all held at the club.
For more information about John Isner, see http://www.atpworldtour.com/Tennis/Players/Top-Players/John-Isner.aspx.