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Evert Honored In Washington DC

Chris Evert and former US Senator John Breaux were recognized for their tennis-related charitable work.

Published May 15, 2013 12:00

Evert Honored In Washington DC
Chris Evert

WTA all-time great Chris Evert and former US Senator John Breaux were honored for their tennis-related charitable work at the GEICO Champions Celebration in Washington DC on Wednesday.

The event supported the GameOn! community outreach initiative, which provides educational opportunities and promotes the game of tennis and a love for the sport among underserved youth. GameOn! operates at 11 community sites and public schools in the Washington DC area. The most talented and motivated youth are identified and offered scholarships to attend Junior Tennis Champions Center training programs.

Evert's charitable work has included being the first female owner of a high performance youth training facility and raising over $20 million through Chris Evert Charities.

Breaux founded the Senator's Cup, an annual charity tennis event featuring members of Congress, and serves on the Washington Tennis and Education Foundation Board.

The event was co-hosted by eight-time Grand Slam champion Mats Wilander, who coaches and mentors JTCC student-athletes. Evert was introduced by WTA Chairman & CEO Stacey Allaster.

Stacey Allaster

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