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Silent Tennis Auction To Benefit Chile Earthquake Victims

Miami, U.S.A.

Fernando Gonzalez© www.lun.comFernando Gonzalez visits victims of the earthquake in Chile.

MIAMI, March 19, 2010 – SOBeFit and Marta Montenegro have collaborated with famed pro tennis player, World No. 10 Fernando Gonzalez to hold a silent auction benefiting the earthquake victims of Chile at the launch of the Montenegro Method fitness DVD Series party on March 22nd in Miami, Florida.

Hosted by Tennis Channel’s “Fit to Hit” host Danielle Dotzenrod, party-goers will be a part of the tennis-crazed celebration with top ATP players who will be in attendance including Fernando Verdasco, Feliciano Lopez and Carlos Moya. Guests will have the chance to bid on sports memorabilia from top professional athletes including Fernando Gonzalez, Serena Williams, Jim Courier, Fernando Verdasco, Bob & Mike Bryan, Victoria Azarenka, Dara Torres, Alonzo Mourning and many more with proceeds going to Hogar de Cristo, a Chilean-based charity advocated by Gonzalez. 

At the event, Gonzalez will talk about this important cause, and although the party is not open to the public, a limited number of tickets will be available for purchase priced at $1,000 each.

“I want to thank all of the players who have expressed their concern for my family and me and offered their support after the devastating earthquake in Chile,” states Gonzalez. “I also want to thank Marta Montenegro for putting on a silent auction at her event in Miami to help the earthquake victims and raise awareness for my home country.”

Expect tennis-clad décor, familiar Sony Ericsson Open faces like Verdasco, Lopez, Moya and Gonzalez as well as Novak Djokovic, and a fitness fashion show presented by Sports Authority. Unwind with cocktails provided by Prairie Organic Vodka and Sapporo Imported Premium Beer, and enjoy savory tapas and music by renowned DJ Tracy Young.

“I am thrilled to get together with all these players to celebrate the launch of the fitness DVD series,” says Marta. “I also feel privileged to use this event as a platform to raise awareness alongside Fernando Gonzalez for the recent earthquake that devastated parts of Chile. I will do anything I can to help.”

The event takes place at EPIC downtown Miami (270 Biscayne Boulevard Way) in the Metropolis Ballroom, 14th Floor and goes from 8 p.m.-11 p.m.; red carpet begins at 8:30 p.m. Those participating in the silent auction can pay with cash, check or credit card. For event tickets, red carpet interviews and event access, media should contact Allison Robins at press@montenegromethod.com or (305) 375-9595 ext. 227. All proceeds from the silent auction and ticket sales will go to www.hogardecristo.cl.

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