Amateurs Join Pros to Play for a Cancer Cure at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago
Led by colorful Jimmy Connors, world-class tennis stars from the previous year will take place Sunday when Nuveen members participate in an unusual pro-am double tournament in Mar-a-Lago. Former Grand Slam stars such as Johan Kriek, Roscoe Tanner, Andres Gomez, Jose Luis Clerk and John Lloyd will join Connors in the one-day event. CaP Cure, the Association for the Cure of Prostate Cancer, is benefiting from the program hosted by Donald Trump, owner of the Mar-a-Lago Club.
The pros involved have very impressive records. Con-nors is the world’s number one for five years, beginning in 1974. He was a 5-time U, too. S. Open champion and a two-time title holder of Wimbledon. Tanner was ranked one of the top ten players in the world for 10 years, and Kriek ranked nine. The interest of the members of the local club was so large that the head of the home club, Anthony Boulle, had 400 tennis seats installed.
Mar-a-Lago has done everything to make the guests feel at home. The pros will be guests at a cocktail party tonight. The dinner and entertainment will be followed by Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme. “We’ve been sending cars to meet players who have been arriving at Miami Airport,” Boulle said. “One of them is Clerc, who came in from Argentina at 4 am, Wojtek Fibak and Manson Bahrami of Paris, Dick Stockton of Texas and Lloyd of Colorado.
From Wednesday onwards, many of them will start to play at the Delray Beach Tennis Center for the five-day Nuveen Tour Senior event. The Nuveen Tour consists of players at least 35 years of age. The Mar-a-Lago tournament format calls for the pros in a round robin to combine with local amateurs, in which opponents change after the duo have won five matches. The two teams with the best winning records are coming together in the final. The amateurs will be Trump, Russ Seger, Howard Gittus, Joel Pash-cow, Michael David Schulhofer, Bruce Heller, etc. Alfons Schmitt, Bob Adler and Don Soifer, Diane Hoffman.
The teams will be announced during the cocktail party on Saturday. The CaP Cure Group for Prostate Cancer was established in 1993. More than $50 million has been awarded to over 350 research projects worldwide. As a result, over 50 research projects are currently being conducted in clinical trials.
Trump Nets Namesake Tourney Win For Charity
Trump, with partner David Adams, defeats Vince Spadea/Michael Milken at Pro-AM, which raises S2.5 million for CaP Cure.
For the second consecutive year. Donald Trump beat out the competition Sunday to win the benefit pro-am tennis tournament he hosts at his Mar-a-lago Club – It’s exciting to be a winner said Trump, paired with Seth African David Adams, ranked No 7 in world double. ‘My partner was superb He certainly has what it takes to produce victories. The billionaire developer won last year’s Donald J. Trump Pro-AM Invitational Tennis Tournament with the aid of Australia’s Andrew Lie who was absent sunday.
Sunday’s tournament raised $2.5 million for CaP Cure, the Association for the Cure of Cancer of the Prostate. Trump and Adams beat pro Vince Spadea and CaP Cure founder Michael Milken 4-3(5-4) in a final-round, sudden-death tie-breaker. Adams ended the match with an explosive overhead return of a lofty lob. “This was a spectacular finish to a match that was close all the way,” said Anthony Boulle. Mar-a-Lago’s tennis director and event organizer.
Financier Milken was equally as excited after the final match, but for a different reason.
The News-Star (Monroe, Louisiana) • 21 Jun 2004
Highest bidders can play tennis with Trump
Celebrities offer lunch on eBay for charity Donald Trump, Don King, Avril Lavigne and Ed McMahon are among the celebrities offering private lunches, guitar lessons and other items in an eBay auction to raise money for the Prostate Cancer Foundation.
The highest bidders can play tennis with Trump, spend an afternoon with Arnold Palmer or win an internship at Esquire magazine or ABC radio. Other items include a guitar lesson from Paul Stanley of Kiss, a visit to the set of NBC’s “Fear Factor” and lunch with Lavigne. All proceeds will benefit the non-profit foundation, based in Santa Monica, which provides funds for prostate cancer research The auction will run through Monday