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August 28, 2010 - Tennis With The Stars

What: The 3rd annual charity tennis tournament at Gates Tennis Center benefitting the YESS Institute, Colorado Youth Tennis Foundation and Project CURE

Where: Gates Tennis Center

When: Saturday, August 28, 2010

Time: 1:00pm

Ticket Prices: Adults $100, Students $50, Juniors $50, Spectators $25

Beneficiary: YESS Institute, Colorado Youth Tennis Foundation, Project CURE

Host(s): Loan Vo, Josh Hanfling, Blacktie

EMCEE: Andy Zodin, Mile High Sports Radio

Catering: Sam Taylor's Bar-B-Q Express

Sponsors: Presenting Sponsor: Lowrie Foundation; Blacktie; Powerade Zero; Orchid Liqueurs; LJS Capital; Mile High Sports Radio AM 1510; Twist Body Brands; Two Medicine Health & Financial Fitness; miniBar Restaurant & Lounge;

Menu: BBQ chicken and beef, baked beans, potato salad, from Sam Taylor's BBQ

Blacktie Photos by: David Shults

 Jerry Saltzman (left), Loan Vo, Tim Olsen
Jerry Saltzman (left), Loan Vo, Tim Olsen

A warm Colorado summer day treated both pros and amateurs at the 3rd annual Tennis With the Stars Charity Tennis Tournament at the Gates Tennis Center on August 28, 2010.  The tournament featured International Tennis Hall of Famer, Owen Davidson, former USA #1 player, Cliff Richey, Hall of Famer, Nancy Richey, Colorado Tennis Hall of Famer, Jeff Salzenstein, and Colorado pro tennis stars, Luke Shields and Clancy Shields.  Special guests at the event were Mitch Morrisey, Troy Lowrie, Jim Benneman, James Merillat, Jake Schroeder and Bill Ward.

The afternoon matches were a round robin format with celebrities.  Tennis pros taking part in the action were Carey Brading, Peter Braun, Lisa Belkov-Snyder, Mark Chomko, Scott Collins, Art Quinn, Joe Edles, John Fox, Stephanie Hagan, Cary Hodges, Don Hudson, Cari Hudson, Stephen Nolan, Barry Riddle, Brion Salazar, Scott Warner and many more.  A live auction followed the round robin with items including a trip to the Australian Open provided by Tennis Ventures, Boise State items donated by pro tennis star Clancy Shields, promotional ads and guest spots on Andy Zodin's program on Mile High Sports Radio, and rare wines.

Once again, Presenting Sponsor Troy Lowrie brought some Golden High School boys tennis team players to participate.

The attendees also celebrated Cliff Richey and his 40th anniversary of being the #1 ranked player in the USA.  Owen Davidson thrilled the crowd by taking part in the featured pro match which capped off the day of tennis.

After a full day of matches, the guests enjoyed a delicious Bar-B-Q from Sam Taylor's and an after party at miniBar Restaurant & Lounge.  Taylor's served up BBQ chicken, beef, baked beans and potato salad which was so good, it had many going back for more.

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