Bryan Bros. Foundation benefit will have Sam Querrey, Lindsay Davenport
Bob and Mike Bryan are the all-time winningest doubles team in tennis history, and if they aren't household names in the sports world, it's not because they don't try. In addition to winning more than 60 tournaments, being eager and willing Davis Cup participants and signing just about any autograph requested, the Bryans are musicians who have a band. It's not bad.
And they are also serious about their charitable foundation, the Bryan Bros. Foundation, which is putting on a benefit Oct. 23 for the Bogart Pediatric Cancer Research Program. The Bogart program was started in 1982 after death of Neil Bogart, a record producer who started Casablanca Records and promoted the career of disco star Donna Summer. Bogart was 39 when he died of lymphoma.
The Bryan brothers, who are from Camarillo, are hosting the Grand Slam Jam at the Malibu Racquet Club and will be joined by fellow ATP Pros Sam Querrey and Mardy Fish, reigning U.S. Open and Wimbledon doubles champion Vania King and retired three-time Grand Slam singles champion Lindsay Davenport.
Other former touring pros who will participate will be Rick Leach, Scott Davis, Jeff Tarango, Vince Spadea and Derek Rostagno, who will play in the pro-am portion of the event.
From 9 a.m.-1 p.m. there will be a round robin doubles tournament followed by lunch and afternoon clinics, a pro-am match and exhibition, and an auction.
An all-day pass is $200. To watch only the round-robin matches in the morning is $75. It's possible to play in the round robin doubles for $300.
For more information log on to www.maliburacquetclub.com.
-- Diane Pucin