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Auction and Fashion Soiree to highlight Mardy’s Tennis Luncheon

VERO BEACH, Fla., — The islands come to Vero Beach Saturday, December 11 at Mardy’s Tennis & Jake’s Music Fest Luncheon to benefit the Mardy Fish Foundation and Jake Owen Foundation.   The luncheon will feature an island-inspired menu and drinks, live and silent auctions and a fabulous fashion soirée provided by Blondies on Ocean. Fish will be joined by tennis legend Ivan Lendl and doubles special guests Bob and Mike Bryan for an exciting tennis exhibition following the luncheon at Grand Harbor Golf & Beach Club, the event’s official host sponsor.  RCA recording artist Jake Owen, along with special guest recording artists Little Big Town, will headline the annual Mardy’s & Jake’s Music Fest concert on Friday, December 10 at its new location, historic Holman Stadium at Vero Beach Sports Village.

The luncheon features a relaxed island theme where casual dress and tons of fun are also on the menu.  Highlighted live auction items include: Two Exclusive President Box Seats to one session of the 2011 U.S. Open – dine and sit where the stars are; a piece of artwork from William Debilzan; a two-hour helicopter tour for two over Miami; signed guitars by Jake Owen and Little Big Town, signed rackets by tennis stars Mardy Fish, Ivan Lendl and the Bryan Brothers and a 2011 U.S. Open trip to the Big Apple.

Among the silent auction items are: A visit to the 2011 Atlanta Championships, where Mardy Fish is the defending champion, with a two-night stay at Courtyard by Marriott; two-night stay at Naples Grande Beach Resort; two-night stay at Saddlebrook Resort with golf and tennis; gift certificates to trendy Vero Beach shops and restaurants; a wine tasting; spa packages; and sports memorabilia.

The fashion soirée will add a new dimension with the Vero Beach boutique showcasing a wide assortment of their chic clothing, from casual to party wear, and accessories such as unique jewelry, handbags, and belts while luncheon patrons dine.  Blondies on Ocean is providing all luncheon attendees with a special incentive offer to shop at the store and will donate 15% of your purchase from the event through December 31 to the Mardy Fish Foundation.

“I think it’s always exciting that we’re constantly able to bring something different to Mardy’s Tennis & Jake’s Music Fest each year,” Mardy Fish said.  “I know the women at the luncheon will really enjoy the fashion soirée by Blondies On Ocean.   I’ve also been able to take a peek at some of the live and silent auction items and suspect there’ll be a lot of people hoping to outbid others for some really great things.”

Reserve your tickets: Tennis Exhibition tickets are $75 for Box Seats and $35 for General Admission tickets.  Tickets for the Jake Owen Concert with Special Guest Little Big Town are $75 for Premier Seats (on field), $50 for Pit Area, $25 for Reserved Seats (stadium seating) and $15 for General Admission (stadium seating).

To purchase tickets, call 866.333.7623 or visit

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