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16th Smash Hits to be Held in Two Months
Posted by editor_usa

Tuesday 5
August 2008 @ 15:35
– GMT

The Advanta World TeamTennis Smash Hits celebrity tennis tournament, which raises funds to fight HIV and AIDS, will return to Atlanta this fall.

Elton will be joined by Billie Jean King, Andy Roddick, Martina Navratilova and Anna Kournikova (and more, to be announced) for the 16th annual event at 1 p.m. on October. 12 at Kennesaw State University.

Smash Hits, last held in Atlanta in 2000, will benefit Elton’s foundation and the Atlanta AIDS Partnership Fund. Over $8.5 million has been raised since 1993.

The players will form two teams, with one captained by Elton and the other by Billie Jean. Five sets of tennis, using the World TeamTennis format, will be played. The songster also plans to participate in a celebrity doubles event to open the evening.

Tickets will go on sale August. 16 at 10 a.m. Reserved seats range from $70 to $110 and general admission tickets are $39.50.

VIP packages can also be procured by phoning 404-653-0240 or visiting www.ejaf.org.

For $350, VIP attendees can attend an 11 a.m. reception which is to include a silent and live auction. What’s more, Elton and the other players are to be there.

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