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Tennis champ Andy Roddick is to hold the 8th annual Andy Roddick Foundation Weekend in December.

To be held over two days – December 6 and 7 – at the Boca Pointe Country Club, the event will kick off with a special gala and cocktail reception, featuring a dinner and live auction. But it is Sunday’s events that will stir up the most interest with tennis fans: the day will begin with nine lucky people having the chance to play Pro-Am Doubles with some of the world’s top ranked tennis players. For younger fans, a special Andy Roddick Kid’s Zone will be set up, which will include sumo-wrestling, a bounce house, a rock climbing wall, tennis activities, music and more. At 1 pm will be the highlight of the day: a Pro-Celebrity Tennis Exhibition, featuring Roddick, and Men’s Doubles champs Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan.

Roddick established the Andy Roddick Foundation to raise funds for institutions that care for children who are neglected, abused, at risk or with catastrophic illnesses – and with both Elton John and Lance Armstrong on its Board of Directors, the foundation is well-known for its fundraising ability.

This year’s Andy Roddick Foundation Weekend will benefit a number of charities close to the tennis star’s heart, including Habitat For Humanity, Kids in Distress, Here’s Help, Deliver the Dream, and many more.

Courtside tickets to December 7’s exhibition match are $100 each; VIP Canopy tickets are $75 each; Reserved tickets are $50 each; and General Admission tickets are $25 each. Children, under age 12, are complimentary in the Reserved and General Admission sections only and receive a free gift when accompanied by a paid adult. To book tickets – which go on sale on August 4 – visit www.andyroddick.com.

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