Charity Tennis Tournament Benefiting Cancer Programs to Feature Bryans,
Hobgoods in ‘Battle of the Brothers’
Parrish Cancer Center partner, OMNI Healthcare, is the title sponsor for
the Bryan Brothers Exhibition and the First Annual KIWI USTA Men’s
Pro Tennis Tournament to be held in Brevard this month.
The Bryan brothers, who last week advanced to the finals of the Australian
Open, are the most successful doubles pair of all time with 16 Grand Slam
titles, an Olympic gold medal at London in 2012, and the Davis Cup title
in 2007. They finished as the ATP World Tour year-end No. 1 doubles team
a record 10 times, and reached a record seven consecutive Grand Slam finals
Not only is this event one of the greatest sporting events to come to the
county, it will benefit two charitable foundations--the Jess Parrish Medical
Foundation and the Conquer Cancer Foundation, according to Craig Deligdish,
M.D, president, OMNI Healthcare and board-certified medical oncologist.
Proceeds will support cancer care, both locally and nationally, for treatment
and cancer research. The Parrish Cancer Center, a Mayo Clinic Care Network
member and Brevard’s only Commission on Cancer accredited program,
opened last fall. Parrish Medical Center is also an Ace Sponsor for the
The Bryan Brothers event will be held on Saturday, Feb. 18 and the 10-day
tournament from Feb. 17-26 at the KIWI Tennis Club in Indian Harbour Beach,
where more than fifteen USTA tournaments have been hosted during the past 10 years.
The event, also sponsored by Parrish, will include tennis clinics, an exhibition
match, a Pro-Am, the Celebrity Pro-Am with local surf legends C.J. and
Damien Hobgood, a meet and greet with celebrities, and more.
General admission to the 10-day tournament is free. Separate tickets are
required to the “Battle of the Brothers” event on February
18, seating is limited. Sponsorships begin at $2,500 and include VIP hospitality
at the Celebrity Exhibition. Participation in the Pro-Am will be sold
at $10,000 per player.