International tennis celebrities step off the court and onto the internet with Madisen’s Match founder Duane Chaney May 10-14 as they work to raise money for one of the nation’s leading tennis charity events, Madisen’s Match in honor of brain cancer awareness month and Duane’s niece, Madisen, who is still living with a brain tumor. Organizers won’t let the pandemic stop them from raising money for the new neurosurgery program which will help bring a pediatric brain surgeon to Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. This year’s new and expanded Madisen’s Match Week features an incredible online auction and exclusive one-on-oneinterviews with internationally known tennis stars that replaces the event’s traditional evening gala, tennis clinic and exhibition match.
Each day of the auction one international tennis star will join Madisen’s Match founder Duane Chaney to talk about some of the biggest moments in sports history, highlights from Madisen’s Match, and their passion for giving back to the community. Everyone is encouraged to tune-in to get behind the scenes stories from tennis greats such as Mike and Bob Bryan, Murphy and Luke Jensen, Sam Querrey and Tom Gullikson.
Guests can bid on exclusive auction items such as a one-year membership to Useppa Island Club. You’ll have 12 months to enjoy the island as a “reserved” member, without the cost of monthly dues, or the $3,800 initiation fee. As a reserved member, you will be able to access all amenities and charge all services to your personal membership account. Useppa Island Club offers a broad range of unique resort amenities, Club Services, and personal attention unlike no other facility in South Florida.
Other opportunities include a chance to take home an autographed photo of two of the greatest tennis players in the history of the game, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Considered one of the greatest-ever tennis rivalries, Federer and Nadal have played each other 40 times.
Both players rank first on the men’s all-time list for the most major titles (20) and hold numerous other records between them. Together, they have won 11 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments. They are the only pair of men to have finished six consecutive calendar years as the top two ranked players on the ATP Tour.
Other items include a diamond tennis bracelet, diamond pendant, vacations, spa packages and more. As an exclusive thank you to donors for their ongoing support, Madisen’s Match custom apparel will be gifted to anyone who makes an online donation of $250 or more during the event. Go to madisensmatch.com/donate to make your donation today.
Since its inception in 2008, Madisen’s Match has raised over $1.3 million dollars for Barbara’s Friends and Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. These funds have provided new equipment and services to provide life-saving care at Golisano over the last decade.
The community can start bidding on the spectacular auction items starting Monday, May 10 at 8 a.m. with the closing bids made on or before 5 p.m. Friday, May 14. To be one of the first to access the Madisen’s Match online auction and get the latest event updates, be sure to visit www.madisensmatch.com.