Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

The 2005 Pat Goldfine Tennis Pro-Am to Benefit Breast Cancer Research

03.07.2005

The 2005 Pat Goldfine Tennis Pro-Am is a wonderful opportunity to play tennis with a professional tennis player and fight breast cancer at the same time. Amateur tennis players are paired up with professional male and female tennis players for a competitively formatted pro-am. The proceeds benefit The Braman Family Breast Cancer Institute at the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.

The event takes place Sunday, March 20th at The Diplomat Country Club & Spa in Hallandale Beach. The pro-am is from 10:00am – 1:00pm. Amateur cost is $2,000 for one spot in the pro-am and two reservations at the brunch. General admission to watch the pro-am is free. Following the pro-am is a brunch and auction, also located on site at the Diplomat Country Club & Spa. Brunch cost is $275 per couple and $150 per person. The auction will consist of high end luxury items including a framed collection of autographed racquets from the 2005 US Davis Cup Team, a vacation at the Doral Golf Resort & Spa, a long weekend at the 2005 US Open, along with many other local restaurant, spa and hotel packages.

This year, some of the professional tennis players scheduled to appear* are Robby Ginepri, Justin Gimelstob, Tom Gullikson, Aaron Krickstein, Todd Martin, Corina Morariu, Jeff Morrison, Carlos Moya, Kathy Renaldi and Andy Roddick in addition to many others.

This will be the fourth year that Dean Goldfine has hosted this special tribute event in honor of his mother, Pat Goldfine, to raise money for the fight against breast cancer. Dean is the current coach of Andy Roddick and has coached several well-known players including Aaron Krickstein, Mary Joe Fernandez and Todd Martin. In 1998, Dean lost his mother to cancer, and has been dedicated to raising funds to fight this deadly disease.

UM/Sylvester was founded in 1992 to provide comprehensive cancer services and today serves as the hub for cancer-related research, diagnosis, and treatment at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. UM/Sylvester handles more than 1,300 inpatient admissions annually, performs 2,900 surgical procedures, and treats 3,000 new cancer patients. All UM/Sylvester physicians are on the faculty of the Miller School of Medicine, South Florida’s only academic medical center. In addition, UM/Sylvester physicians and scientists are engaged in more than 150 clinical trials and receive more than $30 million annually in research grants. UM/Sylvester at Deerfield Beach recently opened to better meet the needs of residents of Broward and Palm Beach Counties. This 10,000 square-foot facility at I-95 and S.W. 10th Street offers appointments with physicians from six cancer specialties, complementary therapies from the Courtelis Center, and education and outreach events.

Quick Facts

Event:
The 2005 Pat Goldfine Tennis Pro-Am

All Proceeds Go To:
The Braman Family Breast Cancer Institute at UM/Sylvester

Date:
Sunday, March 20, 2005

Type:
Tennis Pro-Am, Brunch and Auction

Location:
The Diplomat Country Club and Spa, Hallandale Beach, Florida

Time:
Tennis Pro-Am: 10:00am – 1:00pm
Brunch & Auction: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Amateur Cost:
$2,000 for one spot in the pro-am and two brunch reservations

Brunch Cost:
$275 per couple and $150 per person

General Admission:
General admission to watch the Pro-Am is free

Financial History
The event has raised over $272,000 in three events for breast cancer research

Professionals Scheduled to Appear:
Robby Ginepri, Justin Gimelstob, Tom Gullikson, Aaron Krickstein, Todd Martin, Corina Morariu, Jeff Morrison, Carlos Moya, Kathy Renaldi and Andy Roddick

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