Make sure you mosey on down to Kastles Stadium at the Wharf on Tuesday night for Charity Classic.Â Gates open at 6pm, but at 7:30pm, Team Stars and Team Stripes will loosen their ties (actually take them off, along with their conservative dark suits, you know the “D.C. uniform”, all though I’d venture to guess many of them wear a tan summer suit…) to battle it out all in the name of charity.Â And we mean 100% going to charity.
The two teams are composed of leaders from both left and right, Congress, the Administration, Ambassadors, national media and sports personalities, and players from the WTT Champion Washington Kastles team.
The match will be comprised of a series of doubles tiebreakers with the team that wins the most matches capturing the coveted Kastles trophy. Notable names will also serve as coaches, chair umpires, line judges, announcers and sideline reporters.
Check out the list of confirmed participants (as of July 13):
John Breaux – Senator
Jonathan Karl – ABC News
Ben Olsen – Head Coach, DC United
Yvette Alexander – DC Council Member
Bret Baier – Fox News
Darrell Green – NFL Hall of Famer
Kathleen Stephens – Ambassador
Steve LaTourette – Congressman
As we are expecting record high temps, be comforted in knowing there will be $2 beer and $5 mixed drink specials all night long.
All ticket proceeds will be donated to the event’s three partner charities. Four-seat Premier Courtside Boxes are just $100 and four-seat VIP Dinner Tables are $500 for this fun evening. Dinner tables and courtside boxes can be secured through a direct donation to one of the three charities by calling the Kastles at 202-4-TENNIS (483-6647).
General Admission tickets cost $10 are now available on Ticketmaster.com. Each charity has a special code associated with it so that fans who purchase seats on Ticketmaster can designate which charity they wish to support.
D.C. Public Education Fund DCPEF12
Share Our Strength SOS12
Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors TAPS12
Since their founding in 2008, the Kastles have worked with over 100 local charities and made charitable contributions totaling more than $600,000 in the form of cash donations, match tickets and sports equipment. The Washington Kastles Charity Classic is an extension of these efforts.
Pamela Lynne Sorensen is the founder of Pamela’s Punch, a leading source of information for the “who, what, when, and where” of Washington, DC’s elite social, professional, and philanthropic scene, which she founded in November of 2006. In 2012 she launched Pacific Punch, based in Los Angeles. Pamela comes from an extensive background in sales and business development from a variety of industries, has been involved with charities and fundraising for a number of years and holds several Board and leadership positions. She currently resides in Arlington, Virginia and when she’s not out on the town, she’s reading or writing while sipping fine wine, or traveling the country and the world ISO adventures, beauty, fun, food, style, libations, music, and the good life. Follow her on Twitter at @pamelaspunch.