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An intimate dinner concert
with Tony Bennett & celebrity guests

 

Produced by Clint Holmes

featuring Rita Rudner, Clint Holmes, Mosaic, Ellie Smith and more

 

 

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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."

 

Tickets to the event range from $790.00 to $2,500. For more information go to www.BigHeartAwardsDinner.com or e-mail Inspiringchildren@gmail.com

or call 478-318-8752.

 

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.

 

www.BigHeartAwardsDinner.com

 

 

About VegasTennis.com?s Marty Hennessy Jr. Tennis Foundation

 

                                         

?Inspiring children through mentoring, Tennis and Education?
A 501(c)3 Non-profit Charitable Foundation - #C24478-2004

Foundation?s Mission
To inspire children in need through Mentoring, Tennis and Education.

 

Goals
To create the ultimate environment where children love to play tennis, are inspired to get great grades, are motivated by a positive social life and armed with life skills to help them be successful on and off the court. We strive to develop leaders of the world who are kind, hard working, competitive and close to conscience.

 

Mentoring
Mentoring is the most significant part of our foundation. We have created an environment that boast healthy eating, mental strength, 3-5 hours of physical training and a positive social environment. These children are not only amazing athletes but their character is honest, patient and well-mannered. They have a no quit attitude, make no excuses and take responsibility for their actions. As mentors we talk with them daily about their personal circumstances and encourage their positive lifestyle.

 

Foundation Programs
Mentoring - Tutoring ? High Performance Tennis Training - Leadership Breakfasts - Tournaments ? Positive Social Life ? Nutrition ? Drug & Alcohol Prevention ? College Seminars ? SAT Prep ? Internships ? Book Club ? Leadership Training ? Passion Identification Foundation Progress

  • Our programs touch the lives of over 500 children a year.
  • Our ?Elite Leadership Program? maintains 25-40 players that maintain a 3.5 grade point average.
  • Our Leadership program has a 90% success rate in getting children off the streets, into the class room, onto the tennis court, and into college scholarships.
  • 19 of our children have obtained a tennis scholarship to college. (Villanova, Carnegie Abbey, NC20State, Penn State and more)
  • The entire traveling team has a 3.5 GPA or higher
  • 10 of our children got straight A's this year
  • Frideric Prandecki has a scholarship to NC State, a division one tennis team, and will be the captain 2009
  • Trent Alenik is on scholarship playing tennis at the #11 business school in the nation, Villanova University
  • *Edgardo Ureta won the national ?Rudy? award in tennis and received a college scholarship to Hartford University
  • Kimberly Yee is ranked #1 in the United States and won the singles, doubles and sportsmanship award at the National championships, her brother-Kristofer Yee is ranked #5 in the United States
  • Julia Baltas reached the finals of the Copper Bowl National Tournament and 3 other National Tournaments. She also won ITA pumpkin sectional, entering into the top 60 in the country
  • Foundation received Media excellence award & NJTL of the year Award
  • www.LasVegasTennis.com is the foundations official web site.
  • For more information contact Hilliary Heard at inspiringchildren@gmail.com

 

 About USTA-Nevada

 

USTA-Nevada is a district within the USTA-Intermountain Section. The USTA Intermountain Section is one of 17 sections of the United States Tennis Association. USTA-Nevada is a not-for-profit organization committed to growing the game of tennis by offering quality recreational and competitive programs for people of all ages and abilities. Tennis is an integral part of life in Nevada and our players flock to the courts amidst some of the most breathtakingly beautiful backdrops in the country. Whether playing for fun, fitness, friendship or all three, players in Nevada love the game! www.USTANevada.com is their official web site. For more information contact UST A-Nevada Executive Director Ryan Wolfington at 702-792-8384.

 

 
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