LEGENDS BALL, SEPTEMBER 5, CIPRIANI 42ND STREET, NYC
Tennis greats stepped off the court and on to the red carpet in glamor at Cipriani 42nd for the star-studded 34th Annual Legends Ball, the premier social event of the US Open and fundraiser for the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum. Hall of Famers, VIPs, and celebrity tennis fans were in attendance at the event. Cipriani was lit in full glory accentuating the dramatic high ceilings and columns; models donned in Fila posed for guests on pedestals; live stone-like statues representing the history of tennis would trick the eye by moving intermittently; all the while elegant wait staff and coat checkers stood by.
Tribute & Awards
The Legends Ball featured a tribute to the Tennis Hall of Fame’s Class of 2014: Lindsay Davenport, Nick Bollettieri, Jane Brown Grimes, John Barrett, and Chantal Vandierendonck. Former United States Congresswoman Jane Harman presented the Eugene L. Scott Award to Pam Shriver for her extensive contributions to tennis and Butch Buchholz presented the Joseph F. Cullman 3rd Award to Fila for the its long-standing support of tennis. The event was hosted by ESPN’s Hannah Storm.
Tennis Hall of Famers & Celebrity Tennis Fans in Attendance
Tiki Barber, former NFL running back
Jane Harman, Former US Congresswoman
Marc Cohn, Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter
Lynn Tilton, Founder, Patriarch Partners
Tom Murro, TV personality
Hannah Storm, ESPN broadcaster
Vic Seixas, Dick Savitt, Gigi Fernandez, Maria Bueno, Donald Dell & many more
It was a stunning, memorable evening and a true honor to be in the presence of these acclaimed athletes.