By Tim Saunders on
Tennis star Andy Roddick will be joined by Serena Williams, John Isner, and Caroline Wozniacki for a series of exhibition tennis matches to raise money for the Andy Roddick Foundation over the next few days.
The ICAP Rock-N-Racquets event will be held on December 12,13, and 14 and will be emceed by Wayne Bryan, father of top U.S. doubles team Bob and Mike Bryan, with musical performances by Chamberflow, Dennisha Duncan and DJ K-Dogg.
“A lot of tennis events tell you to be quiet,’’ said Roddick. “We tell you to not be quiet.”
This will be the fifth time the event is staged, with funds going to institutions that care for children who are neglected, abused, at risk or with catastrophic illnesses.
“If we can alter the course of someone’s life at an early stage we could give them a chance for the rest of it,” said Roddick. “I didn’t need anything tragic to happen to get me motivated to help.”
The three events will be held in three different states – December 12 will see matches held at Freedom Hall in Louisville, Kentucky; December 13 will see matches played at the Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, South Carolina; and December 14’s games will be held at the Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tennessee. Each evening will feature matches between Roddick and Isner, Williams and Wozniacki, and then mixed doubles events.
More information about the games can be found at www.rocknracquets.com, and tickets are available from Ticketmaster.
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