The 2nd Annual Mats Wilander Foundation Tennis Pro-Am

Charity Tennis Pro-Am benefiting rare disease Epidermolysis Bullosa

The 2nd Annual Mats Wilander Foundation Tennis Pro-Am

Join Mats Wilander and debra of America on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 for the 2nd Annual Mats Wilander Foundation Tennis Pro-Am. Play with former #1 player in the world, Mats Wilander, Cameron Lickle of Wilander on Wheels, and other current and former tennis pros on the grass courts of the historic West Side Tennis Club. Past pros have included: John McEnroe, Jim Courier, Jonas Björkman, Thomas Blake, Thomas Johansson, Mikael Pernfors and Karel Nováček. Click here to read about last year’s event in Tennis Magazine.

During the 2014 US Open, debra of America will take over 3 court surfaces at the 100-year old West Side Tennis Club. Enjoy a full-day of dining, instructional clinics, pro challenges, individual competitions, an exhibition match, and new this year, team competitions. Register as a team with your friends or company and compete for prizes! The Tennis Pro-Am is open to guests of all ages and playing levels. All proceeds benefit debra of America's fight against Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) – The Worst Disease You've Never Heard Of.™

DATE: Wednesday, August 27, 2014
TIME: 8AM - 4PM
VENUE: The West Side Tennis Club, 1 Tennis Place, Forest Hills, Queens, NY
BENEFITING: debra of America and the “Butterfly Children” with Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB)
BUY TICKETS AND LEARN MORE AT: www.debra.org/Tennis

YOUR TICKET INCLUDES:
- Playing with Mats Wilander, Former #1 Tennis Player in the World, 7 Grand Slam Singles Titles, & International Tennis Hall of Fame Member
- Hitting with Former & Current Tennis Pros on 3 Court Surfaces - Including Grass!
- Instructional Clinics, Competition Drills & Round-Robins
- Team Competition for Prizes (NEW!)
- Pro Meet-and-Greet
- Viewing a Professional Exhibition Match
- Continental Breakfast
- Barbecue Lunch with Beer, Wine & Cocktails

EXCLUSIVE ACE CHALLENGE – NEW!
Fundraise $500 or more using our Personal Fundraising Pages and get the exclusive opportunity to ace Mats Wilander at the Pro-Am. When you register for the event, you will automatically be set up with a Personal Fundraising Page to send to your friends and supporters. It’s that easy! If you raise $500 or more, you will win 2 serves to try to ace Mats Wilander. If you succeed, you will win a 15-minute private singles match with the 7-time Grand Slam Singles winner! (Email events@debra.org or call 212-868-1573 for more details.)

 

ABOUT EPIDERMOLYSIS BULLOSA (EB)

Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) is a rare genetic disorder in which children do not produce a vital protein to allow their skin to adhere to itself. Because their skin is so fragile, they are often known as ‘Butterfly Children.’ EB affects 1 out of every 20,000 live births in the United States and afflicts both genders and all racial and ethnic backgrounds equally. The most well-known and prominent manifestation of EB is blistering or tearing of the skin from any friction. That means taking off a shirt or a hug from a loved one is incredibly painful and causes the skin to peel away. Imagine your child suffering from a disease where more than 70% of their body is covered in open sores and blisters. There is no treatment or cure. Daily wound care, pain management and protective bandaging are the only options available. Learn more at debra.org

 

ABOUT THE MW FOUNDATION

SAVE IT. SEND IT. SHARE IT. are the ideals that the MW Foundation stands for, not only while on a tennis court but for everyday life. Mats Wilander started the Foundation in association with Wilander on Wheels, when his 15 year old son, Erik, was born with a mild form of Epidermolysis Bullosa. Mats has been instrumental in helping debra of America raise awareness for Epidermolysis Bullosa and funds for research and the supportive services and programs.

ABOUT DEBRA OF AMERICA

The Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa Research Association of America (debra of America) was founded in 1980 and is the only national nonprofit dedicated to funding research for treatments and a cure, while providing supportive services and programs for those who suffer from the rare and painful genetic disorder, Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) – The Worst Disease You've Never Heard Of.™ Visit debra.org

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