, the singer and Billie Jwho is a tennis star are planning an october event World TeamTennis Smash fundraiser. Last year the event which is held once a year in a different city was in Cleveland. Last years event in Cleveland almost made 500,000 dollars for the elton John HIV/AIDS foundation and the AIDS task Force of Greater Cleveland. Last year to raise more money they held an auction. Some of the auction items were Superbowl and French Open tickets, differennt keepsakes signed by elton John and tennis lessons from one of the professionals who were there.
There was two teams last year. One headed by John and another headed by King and fact that she has 20 Wimbletons wins she and her team still lost.
For the last 19 years of the event they have raised 10.5 million for John's Aids foundation and charities that are local to the area where the event is located
THis year (2012) it will be held at the Peterson Events Center on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh sometime in October..
Last years tennis stars included, Martina Natrivlova and Michael Gambill.
Luke Ravenstahl, Mayore of the City of Pittsburgh is going to announce it officially at the City County Building in Downtown Pittsburgh on Monday June 25, 2012. The office of the mayor said the event will have "some of the biggest legends in tennis history, including Grand Slam and Olympic champions".
Councilman Corey O'Connor in March introduced legislation that would make a Pittsburgh HIV/AIDS Commission.