The world of professional tennis has come a long way since the beginning of its open era in the late sixties….only fifty years ago. And, almost at the same time, a professional men’s tournament was emerging in the Southern California desert. Located in the second largest market in the country, it has evolved into the 5th most attended tennis tournament in the world including the four Grand Slams...(read more)
With the final tournament approaching, players headed south to sunny Palm Beach and the Breakers Resort for the final stop on the 2016 Charles Evans PCF Pro/Am Tour. Mei Sze and Jeff Greene opened the event...(read more)
The Charles Evans PCF Pro-Am Tennis Tour consists of four exciting tournaments each year that are calendared during peak season at each venue. Each location brings an opportunity to provide not only a unique and individual experience for the amateur player but provides a platform to the community to generate awareness of prostate cancer - a disease that strikes one in six American men - and the work of the Prostate Cancer Foundation.
The PCF Pro-AM Tennis Tournaments has been fighting against prostate cancer for 13 years and has raised over $12.5 million to date. Over the years, many professionals and amateurs have taken to the courts to do what they could against this killer disease. Won't you join them?
Professionals who have participated in the past include: Jimmy Connors, Chris Evert, Todd Martin, the Bryan Brothers, Jonas Bjorkman, Jan Novotna, Stan Smith, Wayne Ferreira, Jiri Novak, Vince Spadea, Murphy & Luke Jensen, Mark Knowles, Daniel Nestor, Johan Kriek, Fred Stolle, Cliff Drysdale, Aaron Krickstein, John Lloyd, Tracy Austin, Andres Gomez, Harold Solomon, Petr Korda, Leander Paes and many others.
Mathew Perry, Donald Trump, Wayne Gretzky, Wayne Newton, Michael Bolton, Michael Buble, Janet Jones, Eric Braedon, and Michael Milken.
1st - Marie Bernstein, 34 pts 2016 Tour Champion
1st - Larry Leeds, 23 pts 2016 Tour Champion
2nd - Dick Merkin, 22 pts
3rd - Arik Kislin, 19 pts
The Charles Evans PCF Pro-Am Tour is a fitting memorial to the life of Charles Evans. He was committed to helping others, turning his personal tragedies into philanthropic causes. Charles Evans, an avid tennis player, would be proud of what is being done to fight prostate cancer through these events.
When his father developed Alzheimer's disease in the late 1960s, Mr. Evans made large donations to Alzheimer's research and eventually became national director of the Alzheimer's Association.
In 1975, his former wife, Frances, and their two daughters, Elizabeth and Melissa, died in a fire caused by errant ashes from their fireplace. Mr. Evans created the Crusade for Fire Detection, aimed at educating the public on the need for fire detectors and lobbying for laws to make them mandatory. Charles sent out hundreds of fire detectors as gifts and chain letters. Countless lives have been saved through the mandatory laws of fire alarms.
Charles had a true zeal for life. From WWII veteran to successful entrepreneur, feature film producer, to a dedicated philanthropist. Charles was a dynamic, charismatic, old school Gentleman. He was one of a kind and adored by all worldwide.