Charity Tennis Tournament Benefiting Cancer Programs to Feature Bryans, Hobgoods in ‘Battle of the Brothers’
TITUSVILLE, FLA. (Feb. 2, 2017) — Parrish Cancer Center partner, OMNI Healthcare, is the title sponsor for the Bryan Brothers Exhibition and the First Annual KIWI USTA Men’s Pro Tennis Tournament to be held in Brevard this month.
The Bryan brothers, who last week advanced to the finals of the Australian Open, are the most successful doubles pair of all time with 16 Grand Slam titles, an Olympic gold medal at London in 2012, and the Davis Cup title in 2007. They finished as the ATP World Tour year-end No. 1 doubles team a record 10 times, and reached a record seven consecutive Grand Slam finals in 2005-06.
Not only is this event one of the greatest sporting events to come to the county, it will benefit two charitable foundations--the Jess Parrish Medical Foundation and the Conquer Cancer Foundation, according to Craig Deligdish, M.D, president, OMNI Healthcare and board-certified medical oncologist.
Proceeds will support cancer care, both locally and nationally, for treatment and cancer research. The Parrish Cancer Center, a Mayo Clinic Care Network member and Brevard’s only Commission on Cancer accredited program, opened last fall.
The Bryan Brothers event will be held on Saturday, Feb. 18 and the 10-day tournament from Feb. 17-26 at the KIWI Tennis Club in Indian Harbour Beach, where more than fifteen USTA tournaments have been hosted during the past 10 years.
The event, also sponsored by Parrish, will include tennis clinics, an exhibition match, a Pro-Am, the Celebrity Pro-Am with local surf legends C.J. and Damien Hobgood, a meet and greet with celebrities, and more.
General admission to the 10-day tournament is free. Separate tickets are required to the “Battle of the Brothers” event on February 18, seating is limited. Sponsorships begin at $2,500 and include VIP hospitality at the Celebrity Exhibition. Participation in the Pro-Am will be sold at $10,000 per player.
For tickets or more information, visit www.KiwiTennisClub.com.
About Parrish Medical Center
Parrish Medical Center (PMC), a Parrish Healthcare integrated care partner, is located at 951 N. Washington Ave., Titusville, Florida. The 210-bed, not-for-profit acute care public medical center has been serving Brevard County for nearly 60 years. PMC is nationally recognized as One of America’s finest healing environments®. PMC has earned top rankings on The SafeCare Group’s Top 100 SafeCare Hospitals® since 2015. The Joint Commission consistently names PMC as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, recognizing PMC for “exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care.” The hospital has earned straight “A” safety ratings (since 2012) from The Leapfrog Group, an independent, national not-for-profit organization founded more than a decade ago by the nation’s leading employers and private healthcare experts. In 2014, Consumer Reports recognized PMC as Florida’s safest hospital. PMC, as compared to other U.S. hospitals, maintains top-tier national rankings for clinical outcomes, safety and patients’ experiences. For more information, visit www.parrishmed.com.