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2006 Swingtime Ace Sponsorship November 18-19, 2006 Tennis Host: The Players Club & Spa at Lely Resort Golf Host: Olde Cypress Naples, Florida Sponsorship Opportunity for Company Tennis Superstars and Celebrities Additional celebrity participants have included:

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2006 Swingtime Ace Sponsorship

November 18-19, 2006

Tennis Host: The Players Club & Spa at Lely Resort

Golf Host: Olde Cypress

Naples, Florida

Sponsorship Opportunity for Company


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Tennis Superstars and Celebrities

  • Additional celebrity participants

  • have included:

Former participants pictured.

Courier · Givens · McGann · Martin · Faxon · Roddick · Williams

Plus Tennis’ Serena Williams, Taylor Dent, Stan Smith and Mary Joe Fernandez

Baseball’s Jim Palmer, Keith Hernandez, Gary Carter and Bill Gullickson

Olympians Bob Beamon, Shannon Miller and Blaine Wilson

Pro Footballs’ Paul Warfield, Earl Morrall, Jim Hart and more!

  • (2006 field to be announced soon)


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Swingtime Schedule

  • Saturday

  • 9:00 a.m. Tennis Pro-Am

  • Noon Tennis Competitions

    • 1:00 p.m. Tennis Exhibition

    • 7:00 p.m. Swingtime Gala

    • Sunday

    • 9:00 a.m. Golf Pro-Am Tournament

    • 1:00 p.m. Awards Reception


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    Tennis Pro-Am and Tennis Exhibition

    • Tennis Pro-Am

      • Play with and against tennis superstars

      • Round-Robin doubles format

      • Nike gift bags for participants

    • Tennis Exhibition

      • Top tennis stars competing in three matches

      • 2,000 seat stadium with box and general admission seating


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    Swingtime Gala presented by ASG

    • Swingtime Gala presented by

      • Over 30 Celebrities in attendance

      • Mingle and Dine with the celebrities

      • Evening includes a reception, dinner, silent and live auctions

      • and entertainment


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    Golf Pro-Am Tournament and Awards

    • Golf Pro-Am Tournament

      • Celebrity plays with each foursome

      • Play on an exclusive P.B. Dye golf course

      • Olde Cypress

      • Competitions include longest drive,

      • closet to the pin, hole-in-one, straightest

      • drive and team placements

      • Nike gift bags for all participants

    • Awards Reception

      • Celebrities in attendance

      • Luncheon

      • Prizes awarded for all weekend

      • competitions


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    Media & Marketing Summary

    • Comprehensive & Extensive Approach

      • Estimated 3,000 Attendees

      • Multiple Sources of Media Coverage

    Television: Regional Cable Coverage

    Print: Newspaper & Magazines

    Radio: Music & Sports Radio

    Direct Marketing & Mailings

    Online Media


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    Tim & Tom Gullikson Foundation

    • Tim & Tom Gullikson Foundation

      • Founded by Tim & Tom Gullikson, twin brothers who played on

      • the professional tennis tour

      • Funds care and support programs for brain-tumor patients and

      • their families such as:

        • Patient information and support phone lines

        • Send children with brain tumors to camp

        • Brain-tumor networking groups

        • A college scholarship program

        • The sole neuro-oncology social worker at a major

          Midwest medical center

        • Duke University Medical Center's establishment of The

          Brain Tumor Family Support Center -- A Tim & Tom

          Gullikson Foundation Program -- a prototype family program for medical centers with a $500,000 grant


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    Tim & Tom Gullikson Background

    Identical twins from Onalaska, Wisconsin, Tim and Tom Gullikson played on the professional tennis tour for more than a decade. Tim won four singles titles and 16 doubles titles, 10 of them with his brother, Tom. After retiring in 1986, both brothers turned their talents to coaching.

    Tom, who is Chairman of the Board of the Tim & Tom Gullikson Foundation, served as Davis Cup captain from 1994 to

    1999, winning the prestigious cup in 1995. In 1996, as the men's Olympic coach, Tom guided Andre Agassi to the gold medal in Atlanta. As Director of Coaching for USA Tennis he helped nurture many of the game's future stars, among them Jennifer Capriati, who made her pro debut under his tutelage.

    Tim worked with such stars as Martina Navratilova, Mary Joe Fernandez and Aaron Krickstein. At the time of his death on May 3, 1996, from a brain tumor at age 44, Tim was the coach of Pete Sampras, the world’s No. 1-ranked player.

    Tim Gullikson used the same fighting spirit he developed as an athlete for his courageous battle against brain cancer. During his illness, he was profoundly moved by the toll a serious disease could take on both the patient and the family.

    It was Tim's wish to form a foundation to help families in similar situations by supporting organizations and individuals devoted to wellness care, education, and the social and psychological needs of patients and their families and friends.


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    Local Charities

    • Cancer Alliance of Naples (CAN)

      • Provides cancer survivors with healing resources that augment

      • the medical care they are receiving

      • CAN programs and services seek to help improve the quality of

      • life for cancer survivors of all ages

  • NCH Regional Cancer Institute

    • Has the latest technological advances, including the

    • remarkable CyberKnife

    • Affiliated with Duke University Health System

    • The NCH Cancer Resource Center offers an onsite nurse,

    • informational materials and support services

    • Constant, compassionate assistance to help guide you

    • throughout the cancer treatment process

    • A dedicated team which addresses the emotional and

    • spiritual aspects patients confront when dealing with a cancer

    • diagnosis.


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    Fan Base for Tennis1

    • Interest is Strong

    • - 24.7 % of US Population define themselves as tennis fans; participation rose 4.1% in 2004

    • A Desirable Demographic

    • - Educated, affluent, average income of over $100,000

    • Culturally Diverse

    • - Increase in Black, Asian and Hispanic players

    1According to the United States Tennis Association


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    Fan Base for Golf1

    • Interest is Strong

    • - 38 million Americans play golf at least once a year

    • A Desirable Demographic

    • - Educated, affluent, average income of over $70,000

    • Culturally Diverse

    • - Increase in Black, Asian and Hispanic players

    1According to the National Golf Foundation


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    Fan Base for Tennis and Golf

    • Tennis and golf fans are Brand

    • Loyal


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    Sponsorship Opportunity

    • Company will receive:

    • SPONSOR IDENTIFICATION

      • Recognition as an Ace Sponsor on the Sponsor Board

    • ADVERTISING

      • One (1) half page, black and white advertisement in the Event Program

      • Listing as an Ace Sponsor in Event Program and Gala Program

    • SPONSOR ENTERTAINMENT

      • Invitations for Two (2) Playing Spots in the Tennis Pro-Am at The Players Club at Lely Resort, to include:

        • Gift bag, Official Event Program and photograph for each participant

        • Beverages and snacks throughout the day

      • Four (4) tickets for the VIP Section during the Tennis Exhibition at The Players Club & Spa at Lely Resort.

      • Invitations for four (4) persons to attend the Swingtime Gala presented by ASG. A celebrity and his/her guest

      • will join your table for dinner. Gala includes:

        • Three-Course Dinner and Open Bar (wine and beer)

        • Live Entertainment

        • Silent & Live Auction

        • Opportunity to Meet & Dine with participating celebrities

      • Four (4) invitations for the Tennis Pro-Am participants and guests to attend Sunday Awards Reception at Olde Cypress, to include:

        • Reception with Food & Beverage

        • Prizes and Awards Presentations

          Investment: $5,000


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    About C & H Events

    • Management Team

    • Michele founded C & H Events in November 1997 after 10 years of honing her skills as an event management specialist with a number of the foremost event management companies in the country, including ProServ and IMG. Michele’s vision for C & H Events was simple and successful – to create and manage the highest quality corporate, charity and sporting events for valued clients, while guaranteeing every client that their event would be handled with her own personal and professional touch.  Michele possesses a broad range of experience that includes management of tour-level and senior-level professional tennis tournaments, formulating and handling budgets, creating sponsorship packages, promotion of companies as well as events, and media relations.  Among the principal events C & H Events handles is the ownership and management of Swingtime – an annual Pro-Celebrity, Pro Am tennis and golf tournament that benefits the Tim & Tom Gullikson Foundation, co-manages the Champions Cup Naples senior tennis event, the promotion of the OWL Foundation event starring Venus and Serena Williams, the Jim Berry Tennis Classic and Robin Givens Night with the Stars to benefit the Greater Miami Tennis Foundation and the Couples Resort Tennis Fantasy Camp.  Among the blue chip companies appearing on C & H Events client roster are: Reebok International, LTD., Swatch Group U.S., RADO Swiss Watches, Nike, Coca-Cola U.S.A., Lincoln, Clear Channel and the State of Florida.  Michele, who serves both the Greater Miami Tennis Foundation and Swingtime event committees, grew up in Boston, Mass., where she played competitive soccer growing up, a passion she now translates to volunteering as a soccer coach for Boca Raton’s SABR League.  Michele graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a B.S. in Sports Management.

    Michele Cope, President & Owner,

    C & H Events, Inc.


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    For Further Information

    Michele L. Cope Saul Ehrenpreis

    C & H Events, Inc. C & H Events, Inc.

    561.394.9190/239.649.7171 561.394.9190/239.649.7171

    [email protected]@bellsouth.net


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