Win Vic Braden’s VIP weekend to the US Open

July 5, 2011

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK — World famous tennis instructor Vic Braden raffles off two luxury suite tickets to the US Tennis Open on September 10 and 11, dinner at the Legends of Tennis Gala, a three-night stay at the Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park and more.

Meet with the Bryan Brothers, the Wimbledon 2011 men’s doubles champions, and enjoy dinner with tennis icons and legends.

“This is an exclusive opportunity; the raffle is the only way for the public to get this close the celebrities of tennis,” said Braden.

Purchase raffle tickets for $2 at Celebrities For Charity at Ticket prices will decrease based on amount purchased. The raffle closes on August 19. Proceeds benefit Braden’s charity, Junior Tennis Ambassadors (JTA), an organization formed to teach the values, ethics and morals of tennis to the youth across the world, said Braden.

“As a former elementary school teacher, I saw hundreds of young children who could benefit by being involved in tennis. I decided to start JTA to teach young children how to coach tennis to their classmates,” said Braden. David Kramer, son of the tennis legend Jack Kramer said, “tennis is a sport that obligates the players to follow the rules respecting the sport of their opponents.”

The board members of ACCESS, an executive network that brings businesses together while giving back to the community, are assisting Braden in the creation and execution of this raffle.

“ACCESS’ new affiliation with JTA opens doors not only for the children, but for the business executives in our organization to find new and exciting ways to give back to their communities,” said founder and board chair Ed Inal.

Braden is an award recipient of the International Tennis Hall of Fame and a world famous tennis instructor who has taught and coached tennis players from amateurs, professional tennis players, celebrities and leaders around the world. Braden started the Vic Braden Tennis College and other sports research centers in multiple cities across the nation. He remains one of the top tennis professionals in the world with his high tech video training systems.

The JTA program was formed in 2007 by Braden and provides free instruction to adult volunteers who will then certify young elementary and junior high school tennis players. The young tennis coaches also receive free instruction that qualifies them as permanent tennis coaches for classmates throughout the school year. Proceeds from this raffle benefit JTA.

ACCESS is an organization of executives and entrepreneurs that is committed to giving back to the community through business connections and ideas that foster financial growth. Founded by successful and seasoned executives and socially responsibly entrepreneurs in the Orange County business environment, ACCESS is unlike any other organization in Southern California.