Night At The Net Scheduled For July 25
Placeholder for invalid migrated embed (See migrate logs for details).The Gibson/Baldwin Night at the Net annual pro-celebrity tennis event benefiting the MusiCares Foundation is set for July 25. The event opens the 79th Annual Mercedes-Benz Cup tennis tournament, and Gibson Guitar and Baldwin Piano will serve as the title sponsors for the fourth consecutive year.
Fifty-nine ATP career singles titles winner Andre Agassi, No. 8 ranked Andy Roddick, No. 5 ranked ATP doubles champs The Bryan Bros., and tennis great Pam Shriver (joining in as chair umpire) will be part of this high-profile, star-studded event that will take place in Straus Stadium at the Los Angeles Tennis Center at UCLA. Celebrity players Jon Lovitz, Gavin Rossdale, Dr. Phil, and Kathy Griffin will battle it out on the court with the tennis pros. Randy Jackson will serve as host and Steve Harvey will be a line judge. Kool & The Gang, Angie Stone, and Kem will perform, with other celebrities and musical performances to be announced shortly.
"The Gibson/Baldwin Night at the Net pro-celebrity tennis match is an exciting evening where sports, comic relief, and music intersect to benefit the health and human services work of our MusiCares Foundation," said Neil Portnow, President of The Recording Academy and MusiCares. "We are especially thankful for the continued support and contributions from our good friends at Gibson/Baldwin, Mercedes-Benz, and the Southern California Tennis Association."
"We are proud once again to sponsor the Gibson/Baldwin Night at the Net event to benefit the MusiCares Foundation," said Henry Juszkiewicz, Chairman and CEO of Gibson Guitar. "As part of the music community, Gibson Guitar is always dedicated to helping enrich the lives of others through programs like this one, and we are happy to partner with Mercedes-Benz and MusiCares on such a worthwhile and entertaining event."
"We are grateful to all of the participants for their dedication and commitment to helping those in need," said Les Bider, Chairman of the Board of Directors of MusiCares.
Past celebrity players and performers have included Tom Arnold, Boris Becker, Clint Black, Michael Chang, Billy Crystal, Kelsey Grammer, Lleyton Hewitt, Dustin Hoffman, Greg Kinnear, John McEnroe, Dr. Phil McGraw, Dennis Miller, Matthew Perry, Pete Sampras, David Spade, Robin Williams, Wilson Phillips, and Shelly Wright.
For more information, please visit the MusiCares Web page.