US Open To Honor Singer Tony Bennett With Champagne Celebration
NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — “The Good Life” indeed.
Tony Bennett turned 85 earlier this month, but his birthday celebration continues — and will be part of this year’s U.S. Open in Flushing Meadows.
Bennett, a big tennis fan, will be feted at the Open’s president’s box before the opening ceremonies on Aug. 29 with Moet & Chandon, which is sponsoring the tennis grand slam for the first time this year. He’ll autograph a special bottle, which will be auctioned for charity during a special reception.
“It’s for him, and also the charitable component to our involvement in the U.S. Open, which is very, very important,” said Daniel Lalonde, president and CEO of Moet & Chandon.
The brand is also having other celebrities who visit its Open suite autograph bottles. Those bottles will also be auctioned for the United States Tennis Association’s charity USTA Serves, which is dedicated to helping at-risk and disabled children through tennis.
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