Eight Legends Hit For Haiti - Tonight!
Published March 12, 2010 12:00
INDIAN WELLS, CA, USA - Players with a combined total of 94 Grand Slam titles will take Stadium Court on Friday night for the "Hit For Haiti" exhibition. Presented by Oracle, the exhibition will raise money for the American Red Cross Haiti Relief and Development Fund, established to help those impacted by the Haiti earthquakes. It will include on-site, text messaging and private donations targeted to reach $1 million.
The proceedings kick off with Steffi Graf and Lindsay Davenport taking on Martina Navratilova and Justine Henin; Roger Federer and Pete Sampras will follow in the second match against Rafael Nadal and Andre Agassi.
"Oracle is proud to participate in fundraising efforts to benefit the relief efforts in Haiti," Oracle CEO Larry Ellison said. "It is impressive to see this remarkable line-up of athletes work together to raise much-needed funds for Haiti. Our hope is to hold an event that supports relief efforts and continues to raise the visibility for how Haiti needs the world's help."
The event will be broadcast live in numerous countries around the world, and domestically on the Tennis Channel, beginning at 7:30pm PST. In addition, live web streaming will be available, including right here on the Tour website (see above link). As a show of support, the broadcasters, satellite uplink providers and production teams of the event are picking up all of the production costs to ensure that the maximum amount of money can be generated for fundraising.