Sunday, November 13, 2011
Family Circle Cup presenting "VIP for a day" sweepstakes
Tickets for the 2012 Family Circle Cup in Charleston go on sale Tuesday, November 15. This year, the tournament's 40th, there will be a Grand Prize VIP Experience for one lucky ticket-holder. The prize includes a behind-the-scenes tour of the clubhouse, media center, stadium, and the ESPN2 production trailers. The winner will also eat lunch in the players' dining room, receive an autographed T-shirt, get a box seat upgrade for a day, and participate in a coin toss. And there's even more: The Grand Prize VIP Expeience also incudes a pre-match photo opportunity with players, valet parking and Terrace Club access.
The first weekly winner will be announced on November 25, and there will be one winner announced every Friday through the end of December. Weekly prizes include participation in a pre-match coin toss and pre-match photo opportunities. The grand prize winner will be announced on Monday, January 2, 2012.
"Our VIP for a Day contest is the most exciting opportunity we’ve ever offered to our fans, providing unprecedented access to players and areas that are traditionally off-limits to spectators," said Margaret Shaw, Ticket Coordinatorfor the event.
Tickets are available 24 hours a day via FamilyCircleCup.com, Ticketmaster charge-by-phone at (800) 745-3000 and at Ticketmaster.com. Fans can also buy tickets at any local Publix location offering Ticketmaster services, as well as in person at the event’s box office, located on the second floor of the Family Circle Tennis Center Clubhouse, and by phone from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m .at (800) 677-2293 or (843) 856-7900.
The Family Circle Cup, a WTA premier event, is the only tour tournament played on green clay. Last year, world number 1 Caroline Wozniacki won the Family Circle Cup, and the year before, the tournament once again proved its reputation as an event that launches the careers of major champions: The 2010 Charleston winner was Samantha Stosur, who recently won the U.S. Open. Stosur, in fact, has already committed to compete in the 2012 Family Circle Cup, which will take place March 31-April 8.