About The Event
Last year, the 2012 Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic raised an amazing $600,000 dollars. Since 1989, Chris Evert's efforts have contributed over $20.6 million in an ongoing campaign against drug abuse and child neglect in Florida. With the help of loyal and generous sponsors, participating celebrities, legions of volunteers and a dedicated staff, Chris Evert continues to raise money to fund programs that ensure a bright future for at-risk children and their families.
Hosted at the Delray Beach Tennis Center and the celebrated Boca Raton Resort & Club, this multi-day event features two days of Pro-Celebrity Tennis, the Classic Cocktail Party, Tennis with Chrissie and Friends at the Pro-Am and the Pro-Celebrity Gala, an elegant, first-class evening of entertainment, dining and dancing. Don’t forget about the exciting live auction at the Gala with exceptional, one-of-kind items that you will have to see to believe!
About Our Title Sponsor
Founded in 1962 and a public company since 1983, Raymond James is a Florida-based diversified financial services holding company with subsidiaries engaged primarily in investment and financial planning, in addition to investment banking and asset management. Our stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (RJF).
Through its three broker/dealer subsidiaries, Raymond James has more than 6,300 financial advisors serving approximately 2.5 million accounts in more than 2,500 locations throughout the United States, Canada and overseas. In addition, total client assets are approximately $410 billion.
The company, which through the years has continued to focus on client interests, needs and service while supporting the independence of its affiliated advisors, is pleased that its business and corporate culture receive frequent honors from third parties. In 2011, Raymond James was named Top Full Service Broker in SmartMoney’s 2011 Broker Survey*, marking it the third time in four years that Raymond James earned top honors. In 2012, Raymond James was recognized as one of the top three large companies in the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Corporate Philanthropy Awards; the firm earned a sixth consecutive “excellent” rating on client brokerage statements from independent measurement expert Dalbar; and Raymond James advisors were recognized in several publications, including Bank Investment Consultant, REP. magazine, Research magazine, On Wall Street and Barron’s.
Also in 2012, the Tampa Bay Times selected the company as one of the top places to work and Computerworld named the company one of the "100 Best Places to Work in IT" for the seventh consecutive year. In 2013, Fortune magazine ranked Raymond James the fifth most admired securities company in the world and The Wall Street Journal ranked Raymond James analysts as Master Stock Pickers in its annual “Best on the Street” survey.
Raymond James believes in giving back to the communities in which it conducts business. The firm is a leader in this regard, and has been recognized nationally for the depth of its community support and corporate philanthropy. Raymond James is significantly involved with many charitable organizations, especially those focused on health and human services, education and the arts. For more information about the company or to locate a financial advisor near you, visit raymondjames.com.
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