This weekend, the Mylan WTT Smash Hits charity tennis tournament was held at ESPN Wide World of Sports at Walt Disney World, and raised more than $700,000 for the Elton John AIDS Foundation and local charities.
It was Team Elton, featuring Elton John, Andy Roddick, Venus Williams, Vicky Duval, and Robert Kendrick, versus Team Billie Jean, featuring Billie Jean King, John Isner, Marion Bartoli, Taylor Townsend, Jean-Julien Rojer.
Team Elton defeated Team Billie Jean 24-18.
My friend Bruce Barnard attended the event, and was kind enough to share these photos with us:
Hosted by Sir Elton John and the legendary Billie Jean King, Mylan WTT Smash Hits presented by GEICO brings together tennis’s biggest stars for charity on Sunday, November 17, at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
Headlining the star-studded evening are Andy Roddick and Venus Williams. Roddick will team up with Sir Elton John to challenge Williams and 2013 Wimbledon Champion Marion Bartoli for a “battle of the sexes” match. Also scheduled to participate are Vicky Duval, Robert kendrick, Taylor Townsend, and Jean-Julien Rojer.
Tickets for the event are $50-$125, and proceeds will go to support the Elton John AIDS Foundation and Hope and Help Center, as well as local AIDS charities. Save 10% on tickets by using code FB13.
Special VIP ticket packages, including VIP courtside seating and admission to the VIP Reception and Auction, are available for $500 and will directly benefit the Hope and Help Center. This VIP reception features an auction with Sir Elton John, Billie Jean King, and all players, and include an Elton John signed piano bench and King’s Wimbledon tickets among other items. To buy VIP ticket packages or for more information, call (407) 574-2599.