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Benefit featuring Agassi for Abington Hospital

 

King of Prussia, Pa. (June 24, 2009) – The Philadelphia Freedoms will host a benefit featuring tennis superstar Andre Agassi for Abington Memorial Hospital on Friday, July 10, at 6 p.m., at Macy’s King of Prussia. Agassi will be joined by World TeamTennis co-founder Billie Jean King and CBS 3 personalities, Ukee Washington and Liz Keptner. This event coincides with Agassi’s participation in that evening’s Philadelphia Freedoms match against the Boston Lobsters. 

Tickets for the Abington Hospital Benefit are $105/each ($50 tax deductible) and include a ticket to the Freedoms match on July 10th, a ticket to the benefit, cocktails, hors d’oeurves, music, and a live and silent auction. Auction items include US Open and Wimbledon tickets, autographed memorabilia, and more. Catering for the evening is provided by Bertolinis and Dolce Valley Forge. To purchase the Benefit package, call 610-265-6025.

Additional Philadelphia Freedoms tickets are available by calling 866-WTT-TIXS or by visiting philadelphiafreedoms.com.

Agassi returns for his fourth season of World TeamTennis and his first as a member of the Philadelphia Freedoms. One of the most popular players of all time, Agassi is one of only six players to have won singles titles at each of the four Grand Slam Championships. He won a total of eight Grand Slams, 60 singles titles, and an Olympic Gold Medal during his illustrious career.

Married to former world number one player, Steffi Graf, Agassi is the founder of the Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation and the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy, a public charter school in Las Vegas for at-risk children.

The 2009 Philadelphia Freedoms season will feature the greatest lineup of tennis stars ever seen in Philadelphia – Andre Agassi, Venus Williams, Serena Williams, John McEnroe, Martina Navratilova, Kim Clijsters, and Anna Kournikova – each appearing during one home match in July.

The Freedoms will play seven home matches at the 3,000 seat Freedoms Stadium at the King of Prussia Mall. All events will feature world-class tennis in an innovative, fast-paced World TeamTennis format. Each evening will include exciting Block Parties produced by Comcast Spectacor and featuring USTA QuickStart Tennis, live music, inflatables, mascots, kids games, prizes, food, and much more.

PHILADELPHIA FREEDOMS 2009 HOME SCHEDULE

 

Monday, July 6           St. Louis Aces (Kournikova) at Philadelphia Freedoms  

Wed, July 8                Sacramento Capitals at Philadelphia Freedoms (V. Williams)

Friday, July 10           Boston Lobsters at Philadelphia Freedoms (Agassi)

Monday, July 13         Washington Kastles (S. Williams) at Philadelphia Freedoms

Tuesday, July 14        New York Sportimes (McEnroe) at Philadelphia Freedoms

Monday, July 20         Boston Lobsters (Navratilova) at Philadelphia Freedoms

Wed, July 22              St. Louis Aces (Clijsters) at Philadelphia Freedoms

All Matches Begin at 7:30 p.m.

2009 Freedoms Sponsors include Advanta, Abington Health - Abington Memorial
Hospital and Lansdale Hospital, Fidelity Investments, Beneficial Bank, Lincoln Mercury, Novo Nordisk, Comcast Cable, Skinny Water, USTA Middle States, 23K, Museum Catering, Endo Pharmaceuticals, ACME, Energy Plus, Macy's, Dolce Valley Forge, McShane Sports Medicine, Excel Physical Therapy, Maui Wowi, CBS 3, WIP, WPHT, KYW Radio, WOGL, Bertolinis, Mortons Steakhouse, The Inquirer, and Drexel University Sport Management.