The Mark Knowles Celebrity Tennis Invitational is a Charity Event hosted by Mark. It was first held in 2001. The event is held in December and is at the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island at Nassau (New Providence), Bahamas. The purpose of the event is to raise money for various charities, such as The Sassoon Pediatric Heart Foundation, The Cancer Society, The Association of the Physically Disabled, The Childrens Emergency Hospital, The Boy Scouts of Bahamas, The Special Olympics and scholarships for promising junior tennis players.  The event will be held December 1-4 at the Atlantis Resort and Casino, Paradise Island. This is the 11th staging of the event, so it is a wonderful opportunity you will not want to miss out on! Below is a letter from Mark and his mother, Vicky.

 

ATLANTIS PARADISE ISLAND 1-4 DECEMBER 2011

10th August 2011

Dear Tennis Supporter,

This year, after all the excitement of celebrating our 10th Anniversary last year, we are already making plans to surpass last years success when we were able to donate over $100,000 to the children’s charities. This brought our total donations to over $600,000 and some of the charities who have benefited include the Sassoon Pediatric Heart Foundation, the Cancer Society, The Association of the Physically Disabled, The Boy Scouts of the Bahamas, the Special Olympics and scholarships for promising junior tennis players.

We do hope that you will participate in our annual event as it is the generosity of our sponsors that helps make it such a success and enables these charities to continue their work.

We will once again have world class tennis professionals coming to our shores and the past years line-up reads like a Whos Who of Professional tennis with names such as Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, James Blake, Bob and Mike Bryan, Jennifer Capriati, Andy Murray, Fred Stolle to mention just a few.

Activities will include a pro exhibition which offers a wonderful opportunity to see the top pros in action and relax on a pleasant afternoon with colleagues and clients. There will be a Welcome Dinner; Cocktail Reception and Calcutta Auction which is always a fun evening and gives you a chance to bid on the pro/am teams.  The pro am doubles offers amateurs a rare chance to play with the pros and please note there will be a maximum of 14 places available for platinum sponsors ($10,000). In addition, we plan to organize some tennis clinics with the professionals.

We invite you to join us this year and we have pleasure in enclosing a sponsorship proposal and reply form as we seek your support for these very worthwhile charities.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Warm regards,

Mark                                      Vicky

Mark Knowles                       Vicky Knowles Andrews
Event Chairman                    Event Director

MARK KNOWLES CELEBRITY TENNIS INVITATIONAL
P. O. Box CB-11911, Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 357-9679; Fax : (242) 324-8176
E-mail : [email protected]

All proceeds go to local childrens charities
This Event is Dedicated to the Memory of EUGENE (GENE) SCOTT
MARK KNOWLES CELEBRITY TENNIS INVITATIONAL
P. O. Box CB-11911, Nassau, Bahamas
Tel/Fax : (242) 357-9670 ~ E-mail: [email protected]