Pete Sampras and Jim Courier in a clinic prior to the big exhibition on Sunday
afternoon at North Charleston Coliseum? You can, but it'll cost you $500. That's
the price for each of the 10 spots in a noon-1 p.m. clinic with the former
greats prior to their 3 p.m. exhibition.
All of the proceeds from the clinic
will go to former tennis pro Bill Przybysz's Miracle Match Foundation, which
will donate a portion of the proceeds to the MUSC Children's Hospital. Przybysz,
a victim of Acute Monocytic Leukemia, is touring the Children's Hospital today.
Some of the families of children at the Children's Hospital will attend Sunday's
exhibition. For information on the clinic, contact Jessica Kersey (216-0442).
Another chance to meet Sampras and Courier in a special 1:30 p.m. VIP
reception will be available for courtside ticket-holders at $150 per seat.
Gov. Mark Sanford will team up with Sampras against College of Charleston
men's basketball coach Bobby Cremins and Courier in a celebrity doubles match.
Although Sampras is a formidable opponent on the court, I think Coach and Courier will get it done in this Dutch-Doubles event. Tickets are on sale at the coliseum ticket office, all Ticketmaster outlets including select Publix grocery stores, charge by phone (554-6060) and online at www.ticketmaster.com.