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Superstar John McEnroe to Highlight The Kennedy Funding Invitational Tennis Tournament, July 9-13, 2008
Date:3/17/2008

Sponsorship Proceeds Will Benefit The Leslie Simon Breast Care Center at

Englewood Hospital, and Nyack Hospital

HACKENSACK, N.J., March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- John McEnroe, former World No. 1 player, will make his highly anticipated debut in The Kennedy Funding Invitational for 2008, July 9-13. The Kennedy Funding Invitational is a benefit tournament for two area hospital breast care centers. Co-Directors James Miller, Mitch Klein, and Kevin Wolfer have put together one of the finest competitions in the U.S., which will feature top competitors from around the world who are ranked in the ATP top 100 -- including last year's Invitational winner Michael Russell, Justin Gimelstob, Sam Querry and others. Also featuring a special appearance by former tennis great Aaron Krickstein in a celebrity doubles match.

2008 is the third year of the annual Kennedy tournament, which is becoming recognized by pundits and fans alike as one of the pre-eminent tennis events of the year in the New York Metro area. Proponents involved in the fight against breast cancer see it as a welcome venue for donated funding. 2007's Invitational resulted in over $625,000 being donated to the breast care centers at Englewood Hospital in New Jersey and Nyack Hospital in New York. The legendary Pete Sampras, former Men's #1 player, came to the tournament to play an exhibition Celebrity match against Justin Gimelstob and said, "I'm happy to be a part of it. I'm happy to help. Breast cancer is something that's been a part of my family. It's a tough disease, and I'm just happy to help out a little bit and play a little tennis." The crowd was delighted to see Sampras, and cheered wildly while he was on the court. All tickets for the Sampras Celebrity match were spoken for long before day of the event.

As a special added bonus for 2008, The Kennedy Funding Invitational will feature an appearance by another legendary former World No. 1-ranked player: the unforgettabl
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