TAO Asian Bistro and Nightclub presents an intimate dinner concert with Tony Bennett and celebrity friends at TAO Nightclub. This event is produced by Clint Holmes to benefit VegasTennis.com?s Marty Hennessy Jr. Tennis Foundation, a non-profit 501©3 Foundation.
The foundation inspires at risk youth through mentoring, tennis and education. To date the foundation has helped groom 19 children in their leadership program to get college scholarships.
Entertainment includes Rita Rudner, Clint Holmes, Mosaic (MTV band of the year), Ellie Smith (lead in Annie and Secret Garden) and former Sinatra pianist Vinnie Falcone with the Chairman of the Board himself, Tony Bennett.
The event honorees include ?Tony Bennett Big Heart Award? winners Jeffrey and Rashae Taylor, ?Tony Bennett Media Excellence Award? winner Michael Flaherty (President and Founder of Walden Media and producer of Chronicles of Narnia), ?Mike Agassi ?NO QUIT? Award? winner Sandy White, and ?RUDY? Award winner Edgardo Ureta. The private concert, dinner and awards banquet will also be a celebration of Tony Bennett?s 83rd birthday.
?Tony Bennett is not only a tremendous entertainer but has used his talents to reach out and help so many people,? explained his close friend and foundation co-founder Marty Hennessy. ?He has helped take our foundation to a whole new level.?
A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit USTA-Nevada youth tennis programs as well.
?We are grateful to the foundation for including USTA-Nevada programs as a beneficiary,? explained USTA-Nevada Executive Director Ryan Wolfington, who co-founded VegasTennis.com?s Marty Hennessy Jr. Tennis Foundation six years ago.
Special celebrity guests confirmed to walk the red carpet include Tony Bennett, Rita Rudner, Clint Holmes, Mosaic, Dominic Allen, Ellie Smith, Latin heart throb Eduardo Verástegui (?Chasing Papi?, ?Bella?), Former Miss America and actress Ali Landry, the real ?Rudy? from the blockbuster film and Award winning Film Director Alejandro Monteverde.
Chairing the event for a third time is local philanthropist Winnie Schulman and the foundation?s new Executive Director Hilliary Heard.
"We owe a lot to our Co-Chair Winnie Schulman, the event sponsors and guests who make what we do to inspire children possible," explained Heard. "I am lucky to be able to watch their investment grow as these children find happiness."
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Media sponsors include: VEGAS Magazine, Luxury Magazine of Las Vegas, The Sun, VegasTennis.com and Inside Tennis Magazine.
Main sponsors include: USTA-Nevada, Las Vegas Hilton, Marriott, Taylor Family Foundation, Winnie and Bob Schulman, Anna & Sean Wolfington Foundation, Tenniswarehouse.com, Level 5 & Tier 10, The Stirling Club, DARTFISH , Tomchin Family Foundation, Sea Colony Tennis Resort , Carol & Harry Wolfington Family, Club Sport Green Valley, La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club, VEGAS Magazine, Steven L. Braun, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, The McTigue Financial Group, Pieros, Mike Agassi, Four Seasons, Montecito Companies, Bollettieri Tennis Academy, Amelia Island Resort and Tennis Club, Venetian Resort, Phantom of the Opera, Montage ResortsDana Point, Clint Holmes, Kelly Clinton Band, Vinnie Falcone, PGA Tour, HELIUSA Tours, Neiman Marcus, Red Velvet Café, Tim Blenkiron, Asia Muhammad, VegasTennis.com, Massage Advantage, Saks Fifth Avenue, Sawyer20Cellars, Shriners Hospitals, Harvest Bread Company, Steve Bellamy, Ski Channel, Palisades Tennis Center, Yves Saint Laurent, www.jeaninepayer.com Jewelry, Harry and David, Atalon Group, Weil Academy, Hilton Tennis Academy, Lorenzi Raquet Club, Marty Hennessy Jr. Tennis Camp, Julius Kazen
Dinner committee includes: Tony & Susan Bennett, Rita Rudner , Mike Agassi, Marty Hennessy, Ryan Wolfington, Sig and Lori Rogich, Steve Braun, Ron and Jess Santella, Clint Holmes, Kelly Clinton, Vinnie Falcone, Jason Strauss, Regina Raphaelson, Sean & Anna Wolfington, Carol & Harry Wolfington, Diane and Gerry Wendel, Dr. & Mrs. William Heard , Roy Sklarin & John Yarborough, Mr. & Mrs. Rick Smith, Lily Chu, Dillon Berkabille, Tawni and Troy Werline, Tony Ghandour, Neil Tomlinson, , Kathleen Gustafson, Michelle Mikkelson, Dr. Jeff & Lisa Parker, Irene Frasier, Mike Bellon, Glen Alex, Elizabeth Conley, Patrick Kawka, John Pauli, and Sarah Lucas.
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