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Martin, Ferreira to Headline Christus St. Patrick Tennis Classic in Lake Charles

September 24, 2008 11:49 AM

One of the most dominant players in the history of professional tennis -- Todd Martin -- and ATP star Wayne Ferreira will headline the CHRISTUS St. Patrick Tennis Classic on Saturday, October 11 at noon at Sports Club at Graywood, 3860 Graymark Drive, Lake Charles, La., benefiting the Children’s Miracle Network.

Martin was a finalist at the 1999 U.S. Open and the 1994 Australian Open. In 1994, he reached the semifinals at Wimbledon, the US Open and the Grand Slam Cup. Every year from 1994 to 2002 Martin played Davis Cup for the United States and was consistently ranked among the world’s top ten. He was inducted into the ITA Men’s Collegiate Tennis Hall of fame in May of 2007. Throughout his career, Martin’s peers recognized him for his outstanding sportsmanship and contributions to the game.

Ferreira of Johannesburg, South Africa holds 26 career ATP titles and the record for most consecutive Grand Slam appearances in men’s tennis. He reached the semi-finals of the Australian Open, and has consistently been ranked in the ATP world top 10. In 1992, Ferreira captured the Silver Medal at Olympic Games in Barcelona.

"This will be an amazing day of world class tennis and family entertainment," says Ronnie Walters, director of The Sports Club. "We are excited to have Todd and Wayne playing at Sports Club at Graywood this fall, and provide tennis fans with the best in men’s tennis."

Tickets are available on-line through www.etix.com or by calling 800-514-etix (3849). Ticket prices are $30.00 for General Admission and $55.00 for Reserved.

About Children’s Miracle Network (CMN)
Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for children’s hospitals across North America. Each year the 170 CMN hospitals provide the finest medical care, life-saving research, and preventative education to help millions of kids overcome diseases and injuries of every kind.

About CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital
CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital is a not-for-profit health system that is dedicated to a mission of extending the healing ministry of Jesus Christ.

The hospital is a recognized leader in Southwest Louisiana for its comprehensive health and wellness services and its work to improve the health of the community, embracing the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of each patient. CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital’s commitment to quality health care programs is extended through specialty care services:

cardiovascular, oncology, general medicine and surgery, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, neurology surgery, gynecological surgery, wound care and behavioral health. Celebrating 100 years of service in 2008, CHRISTUS St. Patrick is on a journey to build an excellent hospital that exceeds the expectations of the region.

Media contact: Cathy Conley/ProLink.T.512.923.9806, cathy@prolinkplanet.com.




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