Sir Elton John and Billie Jean King have announced they will be hosting an AIDS benefit tennis event in Cleveland.
The World Tennis Smash Hits event will feature both professional and recreational players, with Andy Roddick, Martina Navratilova andAmelie Mauresmo slated to join other top players (who will be announced in the coming weeks) at the showcase, which will be held at the Cleveland Public Hall on Tuesday, October 27. The event will benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation and various local AIDS charities, which Smash Hits has supported since 1993.
Said Sir Elton John, “I urge all of the tennis fans and concerned citizens in the Greater Cleveland area to support this event and bring their families for a wonderful evening of tennis for a great cause.”
King noted, “It is great for Elton and I to return to Cleveland and we are looking forward to a night of competitive and entertaining tennis.”
She added, “We hope the Greater Cleveland area will help us reach those goals and support Smash Hits.”