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Annual Meeting Gala Raises over $13,500 for Southern Tennis Patrons Foundation!

January 22, 2003 10:00 AM

Some unbelieveable items were up for auction at this year's Southern Tennis Patrons Foundation - Pro Appreciation Gala, held at the USTA Southern Section Annual Meeting earlier this month. Whether you were after a hitting session with Andy Roddick, or you wanted an autographed Anna Kournikova tennis dress, there was something for everyone! Former Georgia Bulldog and two-time NCAA singles champion and French Open finalist Mikael Pernfors was on hand to donate his time as well.

In all, a record $13,680 was raised for the Southern Tennis Patrons Foundation, the charitable arm of the USTA Southern Section. The Foundation offers grant assistance to junior players, tournaments, and other worthy organizations that are working to fulfill the USTA mission, including Camp and Educational Scholarships.

Below is a complete list of the items that were available in the auction:


Anna Kournikova autographed tennis dress

30-Minute Hitting Session with Andy Roddick

1 Hour Hitting Session with Chanda Rubin

1 Hour Hitting Session with Mikael Pernfors

U.S. Open President's Box Tickets (2)

Andy Roddick autographed racquet cover with Babolat Racquet

Kiawah Island Vacation

Trip for two to ATP Master's Cup in Houston (includes airfare on Delta)

Two Wimbledon tickets

Two French Open Tickets

Stan Smith Thanksgiving Weekend

Fripp Island Trip

Litchfield Beach Trip

Case of Penn Tennis Balls

U.S. Open Watch by Citizen


Trip to John Newcomb Tennis Ranch, includes all meals and accomodations

Autographed "Summer Catch" movie poster (Freddie Prinze, Jr., Matthew Lillard, Jessica Biel)

U.S. Open tickets to August 25 evening session

U.S. Open tickets to August 26 day session

Autographed Davis Cup Poster

Autographed Fed Cup Poster

Iva Majoli, Patty Schnyder, Caroline Vis, Alexandra Fusai autographed oversized tennis ball

U.S. Open box seats for 2 (2 events), and one night in Roger Smith Hotel

Amelia Island Vacation Package (2 nights)

Head iPrestige Mid Plus Racquet with cover

Weekend clinic for two at the Van Der Meer Tennis Resort

4 bottles of Rosemount Estates Wine

PTR Symposium Registration

Lindemans Patio/Deck Umbrella

Babolat Racquet Bag

ACC Tennis Tournament Package with accomodations, meals

Myrtle Beach Vacation Pagage

Pawley's Island Hammock

$500 Gift Certificate to Brownlee Furniture




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