BNP PARIBAS OPEN RAISES MORE THAN $7,000 TO BENEFIT NATIONAL JUNIOR TENNIS & LEARNING NETWORK OF THE COACHELLA VALLEY

INDIAN WELLS, Calif., January 8, 2015 – The BNP Paribas Open, the largest ATP World Tour and WTA combined two-week event in the world to be held March 9-22, 2015 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, has raised $7,026 for its annual holiday fundraising promotion whereby one dollar for every daily loge and grandstand ticket sold for the month of December is donated to the National Junior Tennis & Learning Network of the Coachella Valley, it was announced today by Steve Simon, tournament director.

The National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL) Network, founded in 1968 by Charlie Pasarell, the late Arthur Ashe and Sheridan Snyder, is a non-profit organization that reaches out to children through recreational tennis programs to help promote the positive attributes of sportsmanship, self-esteem and fitness. The Coachella Valley chapter of the National Junior Tennis & Learning Network continues to reach out to children ages 5 to 18 across the Valley by providing programs that promote education and a healthy lifestyle. Through the many events, clinics, and tournaments offered, the NJTL is able to give thousands of children an opportunity to learn and play as well as grow the game of tennis at the grass roots level. For more information about NJTL programs, clinics and tournaments offered in the Coachella Valley please visit njtlcoachellavalley.com or call the Indian Wells Tennis Garden tennis shop (760) 200-8200.

The Champions Volunteer Foundation (TCVF) donated funding to 44 of the Coachella Valley’s finest non-profit organizations to help support their remarkable efforts. Non-profits from across the Valley were awarded a grand total of $173,700 in grants. Since its inception in 2002, TCVF has given more than $1.6 million to charities in the area including (but not limited to) youth recreational, educational and well-care programs.

“The BNP Paribas Open remains supportive of grassroots causes within the Coachella Valley, and we’re excited about what we have been able to accomplish,” said Simon. “Our commitment to NJTL and the Champions Volunteer Foundation has been very rewarding, and we look forward to continuing to build upon our efforts in the future.”

Daily tickets for the BNP Paribas Open are now on sale and range in price from $15 for the first Thursday evening session to $105 for loge seats on the final weekend. To purchase tickets, 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.