SOURCE: Ojakian Tennis

September 26, 2011 13:00 ET

2011 Celebrity Pro-Am Tennis Tournament to Benefit National Multiple Sclerosis Society to Be Held October 15

Tracy Austin Hosts Celebrities and Pros at Fourth Annual Serve It Up to End MS

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 26, 2011) - Celebrities from movies, television, and music will join with some of the most famous names in tennis on October 15 for the fourth annual Serve It Up to End MS tennis event to benefit the Southern California & Nevada Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

The tournament will be held at the famous Jack Kramer Club in Rolling Hills Estates, approximately 30 minutes south of Santa Monica. In addition to the official celebrity pro-am tournament, the event will include a series of clinics, team tennis challenge, chances to beat the pro, lunch, silent and live auctions, and a terrific cocktail party. Tickets can be purchased at www.serveituptoendMS.org.

Joining the celebrities will be professional tennis players including Tracy Austin, John Austin, Pam Shriver, Lindsay Davenport, Justin Gimelstob, Murphy Jensen, Vijay Armitraj, Derrick Rostagno, Eliot Teltscher and Anand Armitraj. Event sponsors include Mercedes-Benz, Nike, POWERADE, Neutrogena, Raymond Weil and POM Juice.

"This year's event is shaping up to be the biggest one yet," said Chris Ojakian, organizer of the annual fundraiser. "Every year we get a tremendous response from the celebrities, tennis pros and sponsors who step up and support the cause."

Every person 21 years of age or older who attends the event will receive a Nike Team Training Cinch Bag containing a Nike Tech Cap, Nike Dri-FIT Anklets and a pair of Nike Premier Wristbands. And if they visit the Mercedes-Benz South Bay dealership and test drive a Mercedes-Benz, they will also receive a pair of Nike Lunar Vapor 8 Tour tennis shoes for Men or Nike Lunar Speed 3 tennis shoes for Women.

The amateur winner (21 years of age or older) of each flight of the Serve It Up Pro-Am will receive a three-day, two-night trip to the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Scottsdale, AZ where they will compete in the Mercedes-Benz Western Sectional. Two additional spots for the Western Sectional will also be raffled off. The winning team of the Mercedes-Benz Western Sectional will receive a VIP trip to the 2012 U.S. Open in New York, including Mercedes-Benz Suite access to various matches and an exclusive "behind-the-scenes" tour of the National Tennis Center.

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