The 25th annual Chris Evert Raymond James Pro Celebrity Tennis ClassicÂ wrapped up a successful weekend by raising $700,000 for its ongoing campaign against drug abuse and child neglect.Â The monies go toward programs that are funded through the Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida and through the Drug Abuse Foundation of Palm Beach County.Â
The latest fundraising totals pushed the 25-year mark to nearly $22 million. The weekend’s events included a Pro-Am, a Charity Gala and two days of Pro-Celebrity Tennis.Â Included in the $700,000 was the $140,000 raised on Saturday evening at the Charity Gala’s Silent and Live Auctions at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. That number will grow after auctions on CharityBuzz.com have closed.
Tabitha Nagelschmidt was awarded the Vitas Gerulaitis Memorial Scholarship by Chris Evert Charities, the 39th such scholarship given out by the charity since 1995. The scholarship’s recipients are women who have participated in social service programs offered by the Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida, which partners with Chris Evert Charities in supporting at-risk children and families.Â #celebritytennis #cecharities14 #25yearsevert