The 9th Annual TOP ( Tennis Opportunity Program ) ProAm Tennis Tournament, Dinner and Silent Auction will take place Sat., Oct. 13, 6-11 p.m., at Midtown Tennis Club, 2020 W. Fullerton.
TOP is a is a not-for-profit, 501 ( c ) ( 3 ) organization whose mission is to provide economically disadvantaged children with the opportunity to achieve excellence. The organization has been operating in the Chicago area for more than 15 years.
CBS-2 news anchor Diann Burns will host the event. Billie Jean King is the honorary chairperson.
See tennisopportunityprogram.com for more info.
King to Lead 'Achieving Life' Discussion
On Thurs., Oct. 11, Merrill Lynch is hosting an event where retired tennis legend and active member of the LGBT community Billie Jean King will speak about 'Achieving Life.' The event—which includes a cocktail reception, dinner and discussion, will take place at the Grainger Ballroom in Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan, at 6 p.m.
King has long been known as a champion for social change. She was named to Life Magazine's '100 Most Important Americans of the 20th Century' and has received numerous other awards and honors both on and off the tennis court. Billie Jean King epitomizes Merrill Lynch's philosophy on achieving life and how professional, personal and financial aspects of life can work together to realize your dreams.