The Charles Evans PCF Pro-Am Tennis Tour was held in Bridgehampton, NY, over last weekend from Friday, August 22, to Sunday, August 24, 2014, raising over $2.5 million for the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF). This wonderful event, returning for its tenth year, sees 32 charity amateur players take to the courts against members of the ATP Tour over two exciting days of round robin competition.
Guests and participants enjoy dining and socializing with the purpose of raising funds for the PCF in its efforts to eradicate prostate cancer, which affects one in six American men. The event kicked off on Friday with a cocktail party and dinner at the home of Julia and David Koch in Southampton. On Saturday, the first three rounds of the Pro AM tournament took place, followed by a lunch at the Palin residence. On Sunday guests enjoyed lunch at the final rounds of the Pro AM tour at the Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club and the Trophy Award Ceremony followed.
Firmly committed to curing prostate cancer, the Prostate Cancer Foundation is the leading philanthropic organization funding and accelerating research globally. Since 1993, its unique strategies for identifying and investing in the most promising research programs have generated life-saving results.
This year’s amateur players included: Bill Ackman, Andrew Berman, Marie Bernstein, Jerry Cohen, Jim Coleman, Mark Ein, Adam Finerman, Ralph Finerman, Bill Finneran, Larry Gagosian, Amy Griffin, John Griffin, Jeff Greene, Sammy Herzberg, Arik Kislin, Larry Leeds, Howard Marks, Hank Nordhoff, Dean Palin, Joel Pashcow, John Paulson, Brian Reynolds, Zach Schreiber, Steve Schwarzman, Howard Shore, Roger Stein, and Dax Vlassis. Pro players included: Alex Asta, Guillermo Canas, Scott Davis, Ashley Fisher, Mariusz Fyrstenberg, Teymuraz Gabashvili, Chris Haggard, Luke Jensen, Murphy Jensen, Don Johnson, Robert Kendrick, Kevin Kim, Rick Leach, Jason Lipsky, John McEnroe, Alex O’Brien, Jared Palmer, Jason Pinsky.
Team 1 versus Team 2: Winner was Arik Kislin; Runner-up was Bill Ackman
Team 3 versus Team 4: Winner was Jim Coleman; Runner-Up was John Griffin
Team 5 versus Team 6: Winner was John Paulson; Runner-Up was Adam Finerman
Team 7 versus Team 8: Winner was Amy Griffin; Runner-Up was Larry Leeds
For further information on the PCF, please visit http://www.pcf.org/