K Swiss, the international apparel company, sponsored a charity celebrity tennis and golf event. The 5th Annual Desert Smash staged at the La Quinta Resort & Club to benefit the Variety Club-Children’s Charity of the Coachella Valley and the Bryan Brothers Foundation.
Marat Safin, Novak Djokovic, Fernando Verdasco, Bob and Mike Bryan, Bonadrenko sisters, Murphy Jensen, Tommy Haas, Vera Zvonareva, Cara Black, Liezel Huber and Paul-Henri Mathieu were part of this event and played exhibition matches to the delight of 2,500 local tennis fans.
Cara Black and Leizel Huber, two of the greatest doubles players of all time played vs Vera Zvonareva and Ilona Bondarenko.
And world best doubles, Bob and Mike Bryan played vs Marat Safin and Novak Djokovic a semi serious, fully entertaining doubles match with the players entertaining the crowd.
In the evening, a cocktail/dinner party was held at the La Quinta Resort, followed by a concert by recording artist Gavin Rossdale.
A lot of celebrity attended the event, some of them were Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale with their son Zuma; actors Michael Vartan, Kirk Fox, Amaury Nolasco and Daniel Baldwin and lot more.
Sorry for the watermark, as soon as I find without it, I'll post it!
(more photos after "Read More Here!")
(Photo by Brian To/FilmMagic)
Posted by Lana On 3/11/2009 09:00:00 PM