BNP Paribas Open to Donate as Part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The BNP Paribas Open, the largest WTA and ATP World Tour combined two-week event in the world, to be held March 9-22, 2015 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, will donate $1 from every ticket sold in the month of October to a local non-profit cancer organization, it was announced today by Steve Simon, tournament director.

Last year the tournament donated more than $5,000 from its October ticket sales, as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, to the Eisenhower Schnitzer/Novack Breast Center at Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center.

“The BNP Paribas Open is proud to contribute to the fight against breast cancer,” said Simon. “Breast cancer has affected so many people, as well as many within the world of tennis, and this is a way that we can raise awareness and contribute to battle against this disease.”

Ticket packages now available for purchase are the Mini, Group and Hotel ticket packages for the 2015 BNP Paribas Open, and to purchase fans can visit www.bnpparibasopen.com, call 800-999-1585 or 760-200-8000, or visit the box office at 78-200 Miles Avenue, Indian Wells, CA, 92210.


About the BNP Paribas Open
The BNP Paribas Open is the largest ATP World Tour and WTA combined two-week event in the world, and is held annually at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. The site has undergone a significant expansion that includes a new permanent Stadium 2 with 8,000 seats and three restaurants, including world-renowned Nobu; four more practice courts, an additional 19,000 square foot shade structure, and more. The tournament offers more than $10 million in prize money, and is the only event to provide the Hawkeye line challenge system on all match courts, including qualifying rounds. In 2014, more than 431,000 people attended the event. For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.bnpparibasopen.com, call 800-999-1585 or the Indian Wells Tennis Garden box office at 78-200 Miles Avenue, Indian Wells, CA, 92210.


About BNP Paribas
BNP Paribas (www.bnpparibas.com) has a presence in nearly 80 countries with 190,000 employees, including 145,000 in Europe. It ranks highly in its three core activities: Retail Banking, Investment Solutions and Corporate & Investment Banking. In Europe, the Group has four domestic markets (Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg) and BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the leader in consumer lending. BNP Paribas is rolling out its integrated retail banking model across Mediterranean basin countries, in Turkey, in Eastern Europe and a large network, Bank of the West, in the western part of the United States. In its Corporate & Investment Banking and Investment Solutions activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas and solid and fast-growing businesses in Asia-Pacific.