Rackets and Rush
Get moving for charity this weekend
Soldier on: Test your endurance, strength, speed and dexterity at Soldier Rush 2018 at the Parkland Equestrian Center on Nov. 10. Participants must overcome physical challenges, such as climbing over walls, carrying heavy objects, traversing bodies of water and trekking through mud. Proceeds will support the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting who suffer from PTSD. (soldierrush.com)
Walk it off: The Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation has made great strides toward fighting cancer. Rizzo, the three-time All-Star with baseball’s Chicago Cubs, will attend the seventh annual Walk-Off for Cancer 5K on Dec. 2 (registration is open now). The team that raises the most money will be recognized during the opening ceremony, and the team captain will receive an autographed World Series jersey. Net proceeds benefit Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital and University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center; funds also go toward direct grants for families battling cancer. (rizzo44.com)
Take It to Court: The 29th annual Chris Evert/Raymond James Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic, one of South Florida’s longest-running charity events hosted by a former pro athlete, returns to south Palm Beach County Nov. 9-11.
On-court festivities, held at the Delray Beach Tennis Center, include appearances from some of the sport’s greats—including seven-time Grand Slam singles champion John McEnroe and Martina Navratilova, winner of 18 Grand Slam singles titles. McEnroe’s brother and tennis commentator, Patrick, also will appear. Celebrities of stage and screen, including Chris Noth (“Sex and the City”), January Jones (“Mad Men”), Jamie McShane (“Bloodline”), Carson Kressley (“Queer Eye for the Straight Guy”) and recording artist Seal also will pick up their rackets.
The Boca Raton Resort & Club will host Grammy Award-winning jazz/rock band Blood, Sweat & Tears at the black-tie gala dinner dance on Nov. 10. Since 1989, Chris Evert Charities has raised more than $24 million in an ongoing campaign to provide a bright future for Florida’s at-risk children. (chrisevert.org)