Watch tennis legends Monica Seles and Corina Morariu in the exhibition matches to benefit Alta Bates Summit Medical Center’s nationally recognized life changing programs for youth and their families, Thunder Road and Youth Bridge.
Monica Seles became a tennis sensation in 1990 when she became the youngest ever winner of the French Open at 16, beating Steffi Graf in straight sets. With a punishing two-fisted forehand, fierce backhand and a strong return of serve, she is considered by many to be the first power player in the women’s game. Corina Morariu began her professional career in 1994. Predominantly known as a doubles specialist, she won the women’s doubles title at Wimbledon in 1999 with Lindsay Davenport. In 2001, Morariu was diagnosed with leukemia. She has since made a full recovery and has returned to competition.
Many local television, radio and sports celebrities will be on the courts for this exciting day of tennis at the Bay Area’s number one celebrity tennis tournament.
Tickets to the celebrity tennis event are $25 and include a box lunch; children 10 and under are free. The exhibition match will begin at 11:30. Sponsored players and celebrities will compete before and after the exhibition match, until approximately 4:30 p.m. Tickets to the gala dinner at 6:00 p.m. are also available.
The Alta Bates Summit Foundation is dedicated to securing resources so that Alta Bates Summit Medical Center achieves its mission of enhancing the health and well being of the community. The Foundation supports clinical care, Alta Bates Summit Centers of Excellence and 137 programs that reach out to all members of the community. Together with thousands of caring, generous community members, Alta Bates Summit Foundation is helping dedicated medical professionals create miracles each day.
Since 1987, Alta Bates Medical Center’s Thunder Road Program has developed strategies to support more than 6,000 youth and their families in the challenges to recover from the abuses of alcohol, drugs, and nicotine. The program is designed to support youth to grow and develop as healthy, connected and honorable members within our communities. Thunder Road is a nationally recognized comprehensive treatment center and the only Chemical Dependency Recovery Hospital and Group Home for adolescents in California.
Established in 1990, the Youth Bridge program includes academic instruction in job-readiness and health-related careers, mentoring by caring adults, paid summer internships at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center and key community organizations, leadership building and community service. Of the hundreds of youth served by Youth Bridge since it’s inception, 99 percent have completed high school and 75 percent have continued on to higher academic or vocational education.
Saturday, September 29th 11:30 a.m.
Berkeley Tennis Club