Baha Mar resort in The Bahamas is its own little piece of island paradise, and it is officially set to host the second "Baha Mar Cup" on Saturday, November 6.
The annual fundraising event directly benefits the Mark Knowles Children's Tennis Initiative, and there is no better place for it than Baha Mar.
The gorgeous resort is situated on 1,000 acres overlooking the sparkling white sands of Cable Beach. Alongside a Grand Hyatt, SLS, and Rosewood with over 2,300 lavish rooms, the resort also boasts over 40 restaurants, an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Royal Blue Golf Course, various outlets for guests to spend the day shopping away, Baha Bay luxury waterpark for some fun in the sun, and the largest casino in the Caribbean.
"Following the success of our inaugural tennis tournament that took place in 2019, we are thrilled to announce the return of the Baha Mar Cup this November,” said Graeme Davis, President, Baha Mar. “We are both honored and humbled to welcome back our loyal guests, friends, celebrated athletes and supporters who will join us for a weekend filled with an array of tennis and culinary activities, as we continue to raise awareness and funds to support the Bahamian youth tennis community, enhance public tennis facilities and provide opportunities for at risk children."
Young tennis lovers are welcome to visit that morning and participate in the fundraiser's Youth Clinic for aspiring players.
Later that afternoon, tennis legends Andy Roddick, Mark Knowles, James Blake, Jennifer Brady and Cliff Drysdale, will hit the resort's incredible Baha Mar Racquet Club court to play in an exhibition game.
The event will kick off on the evening of Friday, November 5. Baha Mar Cup players are welcomed to enjoy Taste of SLS Baha Mar, featuring top tier culinary personalities from Cleo, Carna by Dario Cecchini, Fi’lia, Katsuya. The night's festivities will also include a performance by John Legend.
The tournament features auctions, an awards ceremony, and dinner prepared by award-winning celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson at the luxurious Marcus at Baha Mar Fish + Chop House.
Mark Knowles, Baha Mar Cup Tournament Host, multiple Grand Slam Champion, and 5-time Olympian also spoke on the honor to be a part of the event. "It is a privilege to, again, be hosting The Baha Mar Cup and share the beauty and warmth of my home country with the world," the former tennis pro said in a statement. "I am looking forward to being part of such an amazing initiative and am overjoyed to have these efforts benefit the Mark Knowles Children’s Tennis Initiative."
For more information for attending and participating in The Baha Mar Cup tennis tournament, visit www.bahamar.com.