Thursday, July 17, 2008

The Legg Mason Tennis Classic presented by GEICO

The Legg Mason Tennis Classic presented by GEICO

The Legg Mason Tennis Classic presented by GEICO, an Olympus US Open Series event on the ATP Tour, returns to the William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center in Rock Creek Park (16th & Kennedy Streets, NW), from August 9-17, 2008.

This year scheduled to play in the Legg Mason Classic is tennis champ, Andy Roddick will be seeking his fourth title in his already impressive record here in the Nation’s Capital.

The Baltimore-based global investment management firm has hosted the tournament since 1994, when hall of famer Stefan Edberg claimed the coveted title, won in 2007 by Roddick. The firm is only the sixth title sponsor in tournament history. Legg Mason’s title sponsorship will continue to benefit the year-round programs of the Washington Tennis & Education Foundation (WTEF).

"We are proud to sponsor the event for the 15th consecutive year,” said Peter Bain, Senior Executive Vice President, Legg Mason, Inc. “We believe that the WTEF’s mission to help disadvantaged youths is not only critical but has helped successfully serve the community over the years. We look forward to continuing our relationship.”

“We are thrilled that Legg Mason has chosen to continue its title sponsorship” said Tournament Founder and Chairman Donald Dell. “We appreciate their tremendous loyalty and support to this event, and particularly to the Washington Tennis & Education Foundation. This is a partnership that has outlived most such relationships not only in tennis but across all sports.”

To contact the Legg Mason Tennis Classic presented by GEICO by phone, please call the tournament hotline at (202) 721-9500 or visit the website at