Bryan Brothers return to Lake Club in New Canaan for charity event
Updated 2:33 pm, Wednesday, August 7, 2013
For the second consecutive year, the Lake Club is welcoming the world's No. 1 men's doubles team, Bob and Mike Bryan, in a tennis exhibition to be held Friday, Aug. 23. The exhibition against Max Mirnyi and Horia Tecäu, the sixth-ranked doubles team in the world, will benefit two children's charities -- the National Tennis Foundation and local organization, Norwalk Grassroots Tennis.
With their win earlier this month at Wimbledon, the Bryan Brothers became the first pair in the Open Era and the first duo since 1951 to hold all four Grand Slam doubles titles simultaneously. They also won the gold medal in last year's Summer Olympics in London.
Bob and Mike Bryan are the all-time team record holder with 91 doubles championships, including 15 doubles Grand Slam titles.
The exhibition match will benefit two noteworthy children's charities, the National Tennis Foundation and local organization, Norwalk Grassroots Tennis, where a percentage of ticket sales will be donated to each charity. Last year, the event was sold out and raised more than $50,000. Both non-profit groups offer after-school tennis programs to under privileged and inner city youth and make the game of tennis more accessible to many children who otherwise would not have the opportunity to play.
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To be part of this world-class event, contact Berend van Toorat (203) 762-1663.
A limited number of tickets for the exhibition are now available for purchase for $75 by going to www.premiertennistravel.com. In addition, for those attending the exhibition, tickets are also available for dinner and entertainment featuring the Bryan Brothers performing in their band. For information on this event, contact the Lake Club Pro Shop at (203) 762-1663.
Doors will open at 3 p.m. for ticket holders for a pro-am to be followed by an NCAA tennis exhibition and live auction. The professional exhibition will start at 5:30 p.m.