Americaís No. 1 tennis player,
John Isner, announced today that his annual charity
event, the Ebix Charity Challenge, will return to his
hometown of Greensboro, North Carolina on December 7,
2013. All proceeds from the 4th Annual Ebix Charity
Challenge will again benefit the UNC Lineberger
Comprehensive Cancer Center, which is where Isnerís
mother, Karen, was successfully treated during her two
battles with colon cancer.
Isner will be joined by former
World No. 1 and future Hall of Famer Andy Roddick.
Serving as the event emcee will be Justin Gimelstob, a
former ATP Player and current broadcaster for Tennis
Channel. The event will kick-off with an exclusive youth
clinic at Starmount Forest Country Club, giving kids the
once-in-a-lifetime chance to play and learn from Isner,
Roddick and Gimelstob. Following the clinic there will
be an exhibition match between Isner and Roddick, two of
the greatest servers in the history of tennis at the
1800-seat Fleming Gymnasium on the campus of the
University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
"I am so excited to bring the
Ebix Charity Challenge back to Greensboro," said John.
"Both Greensboro and the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive
Cancer Center hold a special place in my heart, so I
cannot imagine a better setting for this event. I know
the community of Greensboro will help us make this the
best event yet and raise some money for a very worthy
cause. I am also thrilled to have Andy onboard this year
and we are really looking forward to putting on a great
show for everyone!Ē
"John's on court accomplishments
and his off court charity work continue to make Ebix
proud to have John as our Ambassador around the world,"
said Robin Raina, Chairman and CEO of Ebix. "We are
delighted to support John and the excellent staff at UNC
Lineberger in their mission to fund new research efforts
and clinical trials to fight cancer."
Isner, currently ranked No. 14 on
the ATP World Tour, is coming off a strong summer hard
court season, after finishing second in the Emirates
Airline US Open Series behind current World No. 1 Rafael
Nadal. Isner kicked off his summer run by winning his
seventh career ATP title in Atlanta, which he followed
up with runner-up finishes in Washington, DC and
Cincinnati. Isner defeated then World No. 1 Novak
Djokovic and current World No. 5 Juan Martin del Potro
in Cincinnati en route to his second career Masters 1000
Final. Isnerís career accolades also include reaching
the Quarterfinals of the 2012 London Olympics, leading
the U.S. to the 2012 Davis Cup Semifinals and winning
the longest match in tennis history 70-68 in the fifth
set over Nicholas Mahut at Wimbledon in 2010.
starting as low as $20, exclusive VIP packages and youth
clinic spots for the 4th Annual Ebix Charity Challenge
hosted by John Isner are all on sale now at
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