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Volume 5, Number 42Space holderOct. 19, 2001

Ramsey, Sellick, Andre and Tami Agassi, Stark photo

Paul Ramsey, dean of the UW School of Medicine, Kathleen Sellick, UWMC director, Andre Agassi, Tami Agassi, and Jonathan Stark as they hold the $1.4 million check for breast cancer care and research. All photos are courtesy of Jeff Vinnick, AllSport.

Sampras backhand photo Gates and Bezos at event

Pete Sampras, makes a backhand shot at the charity event. One of the highlights of the Schick Xtreme Challenge was a match played between Sampras and Andre Agassi.

Another highlight of the event was a match played between Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos. The two are shown at right sharing a pre-match high-five.

Tennis challenge raises $1.4 million for UW Breast Cancer Care and Research Center

The Schick Xtreme Tennis Challenge charity match, held the weekend of Oct. 6 and 7 in Seattle, raised $1.4 million for the Breast Care and Cancer Research Center at UW Medical Center. The UWMC Breast Cancer Tennis Tournament Gift Fund will support research, patient treatment programs and equipment purchases.

The overall event was won by Team Agassi Andre Agassi; founder and CEO Jeff Bezos; and Jonathan Stark. Pete Sampras captained the other team of Bill Gates, Microsoft chair and chief software architect; Martina Navratilova, and Jim Courier. Agassi and Gates played Sampras and Bezos in celebrity pro-am doubles. Next Navratilova and Agassi played a singles match, then Sampras and Courier played Agassi and Stark in a doubles match. The final match was between Agassi and Sampras.

The tennis stars and high-tech magnates took on the cause of breast cancer research to honor Janet Stark, mother of Jonathan, and Elizabeth Agassi, mother of Andre, after both mothers were diagnosed with breast cancer. Andre Agassi's sister, Tami, diagnosed with breast cancer at age 30, was honorary chair of the event.

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