Night on the Town - Part I

Last night, the BB&T Atlanta Open kicked off its annual tennis tournament with a "Night on the Town!" A night that gives back to the youth in the Atlanta community.

From the moment we walked into the Twelve Hotel Atlantic Station, you could feel the instant energy provided by the welcoming committee and inviting yellow decor. As servers passed around yummy hors d’ouvres and signature cocktails, guests also had the opportunity to bid on fabulous sports memorabilia for the silent auction.

As guests mingled and danced, we were reminded why we had all come together to kick off the sixth year of this unique tournament, the kids. The event's partners include: BB&T, Gas South and Greenberg Traurig, who work together to raise money to benefit the YMCA of Metro Atlanta Youth Sports Programs. The Y's mission is simple, "Helping all kids get off the bench and back in the game."

Through the fundraising efforts, Danta Wilson confirmed that the event had raised more money than ever before...$250,000! 2,500 deserving youth will now have the opportunity to participate in sports. What a rewarding evening for all those involved!

With the party in full swing, it was time to take a look at the match ups for this week's big tournament. With two-time champion John Isner making his sixth appearance and Andy Roddick coming out of retirement to play in an exhibition match (Roddick will also play doubles with Mardy Fish); this tournament is lined up to be an exciting week of play!

Tickets are still available to purchase HERE. Be sure to use the #BBTAtlantaOpen15 & #KaleMeKelly. Would love to meet some fellow readers!

I'm off to the Roddick match tomorrow night at Center Court! Follow me on Instagram + Twitter for all the BTS action.

*Huge thank you to Gina Marano, Special Events and Player Services Manager of USTA, for the tickets! While this post may have had a sponsored element to it, I truly had a wonderful evening! Thanks for supporting the sponsorships that Kale Me Kelly collaborates with so that I can continue to bring you all closer to the happenings around Atlanta.


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