The second annual Dirk Nowitzki Pro Celebrity Tennis Classic will be September 16 and feature professionals Andy Roddick, Mark Knowles, Tommy Haas and Donald Young, along with actor Owen Wilson, hockey legend Mike Modano and Mavericks guard J.J. Barea, among others. Event is from 11am – 3pm while Gates open at 10am.
All proceeds from the event, to be played at the SMU Tennis Center, are going to the hurricane relief effort in Houston. Mavericks’ owner Mark Cuban has pledged to match all money raised up to $2-million.
Last year’s inaugural event was a hit with the fans and participants, headlined by actor Ben Stiller.
Nowitzki has been a standout tennis player since his youth, when he was a regular at age-group tournaments in Germany.
Tickets for the classic, which already has a long list of sponsors headlined by Morgan Stanley, are $41 for adults and kids. Children under 3 are free. Mavericks philanthropic owner Mark Cuban will be matching money raised with a donation of his own.