October 12, 2008
Kennesaw State University
See Andy Roddick, M. Navratilova, and Anna Kournikova
Charity: Elton John AIDS Foundation, www.etix.com
BUSINESS WIRE --ProLink Sports + Entertainment + Media (ProLink) announced today that it will serve as an event partner for two of tennis' premier events: the 2008 World Team Tennis' All-Star Smash Hits event benefiting the Elton John AIDS Foundation in Atlanta, Georgia and the 2009 River Oaks US Men’s Clay Court Championship at River Oaks Country Club in Houston, Texas.
ProLink will assist with promotions, media and sponsorship development for both events and will assist WTT with event operations. Tim Stallard, president of ProLink, says, “It is an honor to be part of two of tennis' premier event. We look forward to being a part of the great history of the River Oaks US Men’s Clay Court Championship and we are inspired by the charitable efforts of Sir Elton John and Bille Jean King who have raised nearly $8.5 million for the Elton John AIDS Foundation.” WTT All-Star Smash Hits Event will take place October 12 in Atlanta, Georgia. The River Oaks US Men's Clay Court Championship will be held April 6-12, 2009.
"We are excited to work with ProLink as we continue to brand and grow the River Oaks US Men’s Clay Court Championship," said Van Barry, Tournament Director. He adds, “Tim Stallard and his team at ProLink have an outstanding reputation with sponsors, media and players throughout our sport. They have a passion for excellence and sincerely want to help grow the sport of tennis."
ProLink will launch its "Grow the Game" nationwide series of events on September 11, 2008, in Austin, Texas with the world’s #1 doubles team of Bob and Mike Bryan.
The nationwide series will feature several of the game's greatest players including Pete Sampras, Martina Navratilova, Andy Roddick and Anna Kournikova. ProLink is proud to partner with the United States Tennis Association (USTA) to promote several key USTA programs including Quickstart and the Arthur Ashe Legacy program-National Junior Tennis League (NJTL). Each event will benefit local charities to help make a positive impact in the local community.
For more information on WTT All-Star Smash Hits please visit www.wtt.com.
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