Pro Tennis & finding a cure for Leukemia
I was proud to represent eimagine at the 2012 Miracle Match at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Sunday January 29th. It was an exciting event where retired professional tennis players participated in a tennis match to help promote awareness and find a cure for Leukemia. The Miracle Match is a national tour that stopped first in Indianapolis, Indiana and will continue on to Florida, Texas, Arkansas, Ireland, and England.
About the Foundation
After being diagnosed with Leukemia in 1995, professional tennis player Bill Przybysz founded the Miracle Match Foundation in 1997 while on his way to recovery. The foundation has been dedicated to helping others win their “Miracle Match” in their fight against Leukemia. The Miracle Match Foundation started out with local community events and galas, but grew to hold national events including tennis tournaments and ice skating tours.
About the Event
My boyfriend and I actually got to see Bill Przybysz, the founder of the Miracle Match Foundation, play a few games against Todd Martin followed by a best of 3 sets match between tennis professionals Todd Martin and Pete Sampras. Although Pete Sampras won the match, Todd Martin provided additional entertainment, with his comedy. We found out that Todd Martin was a comedian when he pulled out a wooden racket to level the playing field when playing against Bill Przybysz and his humor continued throughout the entire event.
eimagine and Giving Back
eimagine supports a lot of charities throughout the year, and we started out early this year with the Miracle Match in January. One neat thing about the Miracle Match is that although they hold nationally recognized events, part of the money raised goes directly to a local Indianapolis hospital, Riley Hospital for Children. This is neat, because eimagine has supported Riley Hospital for Children in the past, and we have even created a mobile application for the children staying there. It was fun to attend my first professional tennis match, but also rewarding to support such a great cause to help others with their “Miracle Match” against Leukemia.