Tennis Legends Take to the Court for Wounded Warrior Project
White Sulphur Springs, WV (September 23, 2015) – On September 26, The Greenbrier will host tennis legends Pete Sampras, John McEnroe, James Blake and Jim Courier for the fourth annual Greenbrier Champions Tennis Classic. The event will support Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP), whose mission is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors.
“The generosity of supporters at events like The Greenbrier Champions Tennis Classic is what allows our organization to fulfill its mission of honoring and empowering Wounded Warriors,” said Adam Silva, chief development officer of WWP. “We are extremely thankful to The Greenbrier and its amazing staff and supporters. Their kindness will go a long way in helping provide critical resources to the warriors, families and caregivers Wounded Warrior Project serves through 20 free life-‐saving programs and services.”
One such program is the Long-‐Term Support Trust (LTST), which ensures that supplemental services including life-‐skills training, home care, transportation, and additional resources can remain available to the seriously wounded, ill, or injured in the event their caregivers are no longer able to provide care and support. Since the LTST’s inception in 2014, WWP has invested more than $65 million in the Trust, which was made possible by generous donors across America. This funding serves as the model for the decades of support WWP is preparing to provide these veterans to ensure they are able to live as rewarding and independent lives as possible. WWP is committed to the long-‐term support of this generation’s most seriously injured veterans – those with moderate-‐to-‐severe brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, or other neurological conditions – who, upon the loss of their caregiver, are at risk for institutionalization.
The Greenbrier Champions Tennis Classic will showcase the four titans of the tennis court as they play three marquee matches over two days, at their brand new tennis stadium, Center Court at Creekside. In addition to the main headline tennis matches, observers will be able to enjoy a pro-‐am and meet and greet opportunities with the tennis legends.
Tickets to the event can be purchased at: www.greenbrier.com/tennisclassic.
Contact: Mattison Brooks – Public Relations Specialist
About Wounded Warrior Project
The mission of Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. WWP’s purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. To get involved and learn more, visit woundedwarriorproject.org.
About The Greenbrier
Located amid the breathtaking mountains of West Virginia, The Greenbrier is a National Historic Landmark and world-‐class resort that has been welcoming guests from around the world since 1778. The natural mineral springs that drew our first guests over 235 years ago continue to lure visitors to our 10,000 acre luxury retreat today. With a guest list that includes 26 of our country’s 44 Presidents, America’s Resort has long been a favorite destination of royalty, celebrities and business leaders. Today, The Greenbrier invites a new generation to come out and play. Enjoy relaxing pastimes, start treasured traditions, or set out on an amazing adventure together. You'll find endless vacation possibilities at The Greenbrier. - See more at: http://www.greenbrier.com/tennisclassichome2#sthash.QJyQS1xL.dpuf