Baha Mar, the newest resort destination in The Bahamas, introduces the first-ever Baha Mar Cup, a one-of-a-kind tennis fundraising event taking place at Baha Mar from Thursday, November 7 to Sunday, November 10, to benefit victims of Hurricane Dorian across The Abacos and Grand Bahama islands. Tennis legends Andy Roddick, Mark Knowles, Tommy Haas and James Blake will take the court for a weekend filled with excitement and giving.
The Baha Mar Cup will feature a pro-am tournament pitting professional tennis legends against devoted fans, exhibition matches with appearances from surprise celebrities, Baha Mar’s first official UTR (Universal Tennis Rating) tournament, The Baha Mar Futures Cup, and other events held throughout Baha Mar Racquet Club’s nine tennis courts, including Har-Tru clay and grass surfaces. The local community, as well as international guests, are very much encouraged to participate in the festivities to play, spectate and support the cause.
As part of Baha Mar’s ongoing dedication to continued relief efforts, all proceeds and winnings from the Baha Mar Cup will go directly to aid Hurricane Dorian’s victims and support for the long-term recovery of The Bahamas as we move forward to rebuild the communities in The Abacos and Grand Bahama.
“Baha Mar is committed to sustained relief and rebuilding efforts for our neighboring islands,” said Karin Salinas, senior vice president, marketing, Baha Mar. “We are bringing our international network of friends and supporters together at Baha Mar to raise funds, awareness and champion The Bahamas on a global stage.”
“I am honored to share the beauty and warmth of my country with the world as we come together to help the people of Abaco and Grand Bahama unite to build an even better Bahamas,” said Mark Knowles, Baha Mar Cup tournament host, former #1 doubles player in the world and multiple Grand Slam champion, who is also a five-time Olympian from The Bahamas.
“I am proud to serve as tournament director of the Baha Mar Cup,” said Tommy Haas, former professional tennis champion with 15 career singles titles. “I first visited Baha Mar in 2017 for The Necker Cup, which Baha Mar held following Hurricane Irma’s damaging passage through Necker Island in British Virgin Islands. Once again, I look forward to playing in The Bahamas for such an important cause.”
The schedule of the weekend’s events is as follows:
Thursday, November 7
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Baha Mar Cup Futures UTR Tournament
Friday, November 8
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.:Baha Mar Cup Futures UTR Tournament
7:00 p.m.: Welcome reception and silent/live auction
Saturday, November 9
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Baha Mar Cup Futures UTR Tournament
10:00 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Youth Tennis Clinic hosted by Mark Knowles
1:00PM – 3:00 p.m.: Celebrity tennis “Play with the Pros”
3:15PM – 5:30 p.m.: Celebrity tennis exhibitions
7:00 p.m.: Farewell dinner
Since Hurricane Dorian’s passage through The Abacos and Grand Bahama, Baha Mar has encouraged guests, friends and the communities to donate directly at www.BahaMar.com/Dorian. Additionally, Baha Mar urges those traveling to The Bahamas to #PackWithLove and bring an item or two to be shared directly with victims of Hurricane Dorian. Articles can include clothing, shoes, baby items, books, educational supplies, stuffed animals and small toys. To date, Baha Mar has donated $2 million in support of immediate disaster relief and long-term recovery for the islands.
For more information on tickets and participating in the Baha Mar Cup tennis tournament, please visit www.bahamar.com.