Retired tennis stars Andy Roddick and Jim Courier will play a charity exhibition match, the UCB Mountain Challenge, on Saturday, July 27, at Cedar Creek Racquet Club in Cashiers. Roddick is a new homeowner in Cashiers.
Proceeds will benefit the new non-profit organization Mountain Youth Charities.
The marquee match-up brings together players who have been ranked No. 1 in the world. Roddick held that position following his victory in the 2003 U.S. Open. Courier was the world’s No. 1 player four times in the 1990s.
The UCB Mountain Challenge will also include a match between top-ranked juniors Thai Kwiatkowski of Charlotte, and Korey Lovett of Brevard, and a doubles match between the Roddick and Courier and the winners of a local pro-am tournament. Roddick and Courier will host a gala dinner Friday evening, July 26, at Lonesome Valley’s Canyon Kitchen in Cashiers.
The VIP breakfast and the junior match begin at 10 a.m., followed by the doubles match at 11 a.m. Roddick at Courier begin play at 11:30 a.m. Tickets range in price from $100 to $5,000 for box seats. They can be purchased online.
828.743.3411 or www.cashiers.com.