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Posted 22 October 2013 - 12:36 PM

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I had the honor of attending the Billie Jean King and friends event in Cal State LA - the school she attended.  It was a charity fundraiser for the Tennis Team  and the athletic department. 

 

The evening festivities were at the prestigious Langham hotel in Pasadena, CA (formerly the four seasons) and was a sold out affair.  While many were mingling and enjoying the bar, I was blessed to be invited to the private audience of the 3 tennis greats speaking directly and privately to the CSULA women’s tennis team.  In a small conference room behind the ballroom, Rosie, Pam and Mary shared some of their life experiences and the greatness of Billie Jean King.  The spoke of the fight to have equal pay and the fight with Jack Kramer.  They shared about their private victories and the pressure the had to endure to continue winning.  Then in question and answer style, the tennis icons talked about techniques for winning, fitness, and making a mark on the world.  It was so incredibly inspiring!  One of the best moments was Mary Carillo imitating Steffi Graff and how she might have been encouraging a doubles partner in full german accent! -

 

The Dinner, Awards, and Auction were so enjoyable in most part thanks to Pam Shriver and Mary Carillo being such animated hosts and sharing personal stories of Billie Jean as well as their quick wit and banter.  All in all it was a night I will treasure as I got to rub shoulders and even give hugs to these wonder women of tennis!
 

The evening festivities were at the prestigious Langham hotel in Pasadena, CA (formerly the four seasons) and was a sold out affair.  While many were mingling and enjoying the bar, I was blessed to be invited to the private audience of the 3 tennis greats speaking directly and privately to the CSULA women’s tennis team.  In a small conference room behind the ballroom, Rosie, Pam and Mary shared some of their life experiences and the greatness of Billie Jean King.  The spoke of the fight to have equal pay and the fight with Jack Kramer.  They shared about their private victories and the pressure the had to endure to continue winning.  Then in question and answer style, the tennis icons talked about techniques for winning, fitness, and making a mark on the world.  It was so incredibly inspiring!  One of the best moments was Mary Carillo imitating Steffi Graff and how she might have been encouraging a doubles partner in full german accent! - 
 
 
The evening festivities were at the prestigious Langham hotel in Pasadena, CA (formerly the four seasons) and was a sold out affair.  While many were mingling and enjoying the bar, I was blessed to be invited to the private audience of the 3 tennis greats speaking directly and privately to the CSULA women’s tennis team.  In a small conference room behind the ballroom, Rosie, Pam and Mary shared some of their life experiences and the greatness of Billie Jean King.  The spoke of the fight to have equal pay and the fight with Jack Kramer.  They shared about their private victories and the pressure the had to endure to continue winning.  Then in question and answer style, the tennis icons talked about techniques for winning, fitness, and making a mark on the world.  It was so incredibly inspiring!  One of the best moments was Mary Carillo imitating Steffi Graff and how she might have been encouraging a doubles partner in full german accent!
 
 
 
The evening festivities were at the prestigious Langham hotel in Pasadena, CA (formerly the four seasons) and was a sold out affair.  While many were mingling and enjoying the bar, I was blessed to be invited to the private audience of the 3 tennis greats speaking directly and privately to the CSULA women’s tennis team.  In a small conference room behind the ballroom, Rosie, Pam and Mary shared some of their life experiences and the greatness of Billie Jean King.  The spoke of the fight to have equal pay and the fight with Jack Kramer.  They shared about their private victories and the pressure the had to endure to continue winning.  Then in question and answer style, the tennis icons talked about techniques for winning, fitness, and making a mark on the world.  It was so incredibly inspiring!  One of the best moments was Mary Carillo imitating Steffi Graff and how she might have been encouraging a doubles partner in full german accent! 






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