The Mark Knowles Celebrity Tennis Invitational (MKCTI)
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.
2008 Event Information is now available! The event will be held December 5-7 at the Atlantis Resort and Casino, Paradise Island.
Dear Tennis Supporter,
This is the 8th year that we are staging the Mark Knowles Celebrity Tennis Invitational. We have played host to some of the biggest names in the tennis world such as Andre Agassi, James Blake, Bob & Mike Bryan, Jim Courier, Robby Ginepri, Tommy Haas, Todd Martin, Fred Stolle, Jennifer Capriati, Amanda Coetzer, Chandra Rubin, Renee Stubbs, Nicole Vaidisova and many others.
The proceeds of the Charity event have enabled us to donate over $300,000 to local children’s charities, including The Sassoon Pediatric Heart Foundation, The Cancer Society, The Association of the Physically Disabled, The Children’s Emergency Hostel, Boy Scouts of Bahamas, The Special Olympics and scholarships for promising junior tennis players. The tremendous response from the sponsors has played the major role in this success and we would like to invite you to join us for the 2008 event on 5th – 7th December. Once again, this event is dedicated to the memory of Gene Scott, a lifelong member of Lyford Cay, and a great friend of Bahamian tennis.
The Celebrity Exhibition will be at the Atlantis Resort & Casino on Paradise Island on Friday afternoon and will offer you, the sponsor, the opportunity to invite your colleagues and clients to sit back and watch the top pros in action.
The Pro/Am doubles event will take place on Saturday and will afford the amateur players the opportunity of playing with the various tennis professionals in a round robin format. There will be a maximum of 14 playing places available for the Platinum Sponsors ($10,000). A Cocktail Reception and Calcutta Auction will take place on Friday night where interested parties will bid on the amateur and professional players to “own” them and therefore participate in a percentage of the prize money.
We take this opportunity of enclosing herewith a sponsorship proposal with a reply form and invite you to support this prestigious event.
Mark Knowles Vicky Knowles
Event Chairman Event Director
MARK KNOWLES CELEBRITY TENNIS INVITATIONAL
P. O. Box CB-11911, Nassau, Bahamas
Tel/Fax : (242) 324-8176 ~ E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org