Fundraising Initiatives Outlined For Family Circle Cup Official Charity - Center For Women

March 6, 2007 11:55 AM

The Family Circle Cup recently announced the Center For Women as its official charity beneficiary for the 2007 tournament, marking the second consecutive year of this important partnership. The Center for Women will have a presence on-site and hold specific promotions and events during the tournament that are designed to raise funds and awareness of the important services they provide for women in the tri-county area. The Family Circle Cup is scheduled for April 7-15th at the Family Circle Tennis Center in Charleston, South Carolina.

Family Circle Cup patrons will have numerous opportunities to show their support of the Center For Women through tournament program sales, a special luncheon, auctions, and raffles outlined below:

Special Events and Projects:

Center For Women “Tennis Purse Auction” (Tuesday, April 10th)
This wine & cheese cocktail party will feature purses signed by current and former star women professional tennis players to be auctioned live to the highest bidder in the Hospitality Tent located next to Family Circle Magazine Stadium from 5:30 – 7:00pm on Tuesday, April 10th. In addition, an array of unique and high profile purses of interest that will be featured in the Center For Women’s annual gala “It’s in the Bag” Purse Auction event to be held on April 26th will be on display. SunCom has signed on to provide the beverages for this event, and Family Circle Cup ticket holders are invited to attend free of charge.

Center For Women “Member Luncheon” (Thursday, April 12th)
This special luncheon buffet will be held on “Center for Women Day” and catered by Charleston Place on Thursday, April 12th in the Family Circle Cup Sky Suite high atop Family Circle Magazine Stadium overlooking the world class tennis action on the court below. For $65 (Center For Women Members) / $70 (Non-Members) each patron will receive a ticket for admission to the Family Circle Cup Sky Suite, the luncheon buffet, an official tournament program, and a parking pass. Patrons can R.S.V.P. at the Center For Women’s official web site ( ).

Tournament Program Sales
Center For Women volunteers will sell the Family Circle Cup official tournament program in several locations throughout the site during the nine day event, with fifteen percent of the gross sales revenue benefiting this worthy organization. The Center For Women’s primary point of sale will be located near the main entrance to Family Circle Magazine Stadium adjacent to the Guest Services tent.

“Front and Center” On-Line Raffle (Entries accepted today through Friday, April 6th)
This fantastic package offers two (2) tickets to one of four exciting sessions of match play spanning our entire championship weekend (Friday, April 13th through Sunday, April 15th) where you will be seated on center court in a prime location. To enter this raffle, visit the Center For Women’s official web site ( where you can purchase an entry for only $5.00.

“Photo With the Champion” Raffle (Entries accepted today through Friday, April 13th)
This thrilling one-of-a-kind experience puts you right on the clay on center court in Family Circle Magazine Stadium immediately after the conclusion of the singles championship where you will have your digital photo taken by an official tournament photographer with the 2007 Family Circle Cup champion. Soon after the event, you will be provided with a CD of your high quality images for you to keep and print at your convenience. *This package includes two (2) tickets to the Sunday, April 15th final matches. To enter this raffle, visit the Center For Women’s official web site ( ) where you can purchase an entry in advance for only $5.00, or stop by the Center For Women tent on Sponsor Row during the Family Circle Cup tournament.

“These important activities were created to offer our fans one-of-a-kind on-site experiences while raising funds for an organization that does so much to assist women,” said Robin Reynolds, Tournament Director, Family Circle Cup. “We hope that all of our fans will support these initiatives and visit the Center For Women booth to learn about the helpful programs and services they provide in the Charleston area.”

“We’re very excited to benefit from each of these wonderful promotions and events throughout this prestigious week-long event,” commented Jennet Robinson Alterman, Executive Director, Center For Women. “We encourage Family Circle Cup patrons to participate in each of these important offerings that will greatly benefit women throughout the Lowcountry.”

The Center For Women is the only women's development center in South Carolina, and its mission is to help women succeed every day, both personally and professionally. Since it was established in 1990, the Center has reached over 50,000 women in the Lowcountry through educational programs, development seminars, counseling, referrals and support groups. In 2005, Center For Women won the Award for Excellence in Non-Profit Management given by the South Carolina Association of Non-Profit Organizations. In 2006, Oprah Winfrey recognized the organization with a $25,000 grant from Oprah’s Angel Network. For more information on the Center For Women, please visit their website at

The 2007 Family Circle Cup will be held April 7th – 15th at the Family Circle Tennis Center in Charleston, South Carolina. The Family Circle Tennis Center is a public facility owned by the City of Charleston and operated by Family Circle Magazine that hosts a variety of events including concerts, festivals, tennis events and other special activities throughout the year. With over 21 million readers, Family Circle is one of the most widely read monthly magazines in America and is one of 14 leading subscription magazines owned by Meredith Corporation. The Tennis Center features a 10,200 seat stadium, a Grand Lawn, 17 tennis courts, all lighted for night play, a racquet club featuring a full service pro shop and locker room facilities and a full service event management staff capable of handling all aspects of an event including ticketing, operations, sales, advertising, marketing, public relations, and food & beverage. Family Circle Cup tickets for the 2007 event are available now via phone or online. There a variety of ticket packages available to suit anyone’s budget. For tickets or more information on the Family Circle Cup or Tennis Center please call (843) 856-7900 or visit us online at