New York, NY (PRWEB) February 8, 2011
We are proud to announce the Aces Against AIDS campaign - a series of exclusive and spectacular events during the Masters 1000 - Monte-Carlo tournament in the Principality of Monaco from the 9th till the 17thApril, which will create awareness and raise money for the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF).
These exciting events - which promise to attract many A-list celebrities and VIPs from the world of fashion and entertainment - will be kicked off with a glittering invitation only Launch Party on the opening night of the Tournament at Zelo's on April 9th, with performers including BLAKE, DJ Bob Sinclar & DJ King Kesh - plus others to be confirmed.
On Sunday, the 10th of April at 11.30 AM, we will hold a celebrity tennis match starring the comedian/actor John Lovitz, a second celebrity and two top ATP players. The celebrities will wear t-shirts with the names of their fans, who can apply for this fun honor via the Internet. The t-shirts will be signed at the end of the match and then auctioned off to the highest bidder. Please visit our website for further information.
There will be a glamorous gala dinner on a super yacht in the port of Monaco, on the 10th of April called 'The Forest Night' which will raise money for the Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco, which works tirelessly to save the forests, in honor of the International Year of Forests, 2011. This evening will take place in an intimate setting while the soiree will be very exclusive and elegant. After dinner there will be an auction featuring exceptional pieces - one particular item of interest is a customized ecological Smart car. Herby Hancock and Wayne Shorter, both multiple Grammy award winners are confirmed to perform together with UK classic/pop sensation BLAKE. Further entertainment will be announced closer to the date.
The closing gala for Aces Against AIDS will take place in the Salle des Etoiles, a concert Hall at the Sporting Monte Carlo, Monaco on the 16th of April. It will be completely remodeled and redecorated for this spectacular evening with constant animations and shows. Live cooking stations held by the amazing Flying Culinary Circus chefs and surprise celebrity performers. We will hold an auction with a modern twist - using i-phones given out to the guests. The highlight of the auction is the last of Sir Elton John's five red pianos, which he played on during his Las Vegas tour. The evening will end with a glitzy after-party.
The campaign has taken over a year to conceive and organize and will be a regular must-attend fixture on the calendars of VIPS, fashionistas and celebrities from across the globe.
Join celebrities: Lisa Kudrow, Lance Bass, Dame Shirley Bassey, Bruce Greenwood, Perez Hilton, Kat Graham, Steve Guttenberg, Danny Huston, Jon Lovitz, Hofit Golan, Vince Spadea, and Diane Warren as they lend their support for Aces Against AIDS.
Aces Against AIDS, under the High Patronage of his Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco, is a nine-day campaign geared toward raising funds and awareness to combat HIV/AIDS and will play out during the Masters 1000 - Monte-Carlo
During the tournament, each time a player serves up an Ace, AIDS will stand no chance, especially with an estimated 300 aces being hit! With each ace that is hit, sponsors will donate 1,000 Euros to the Aces Against AIDS campaign. The generous support of our sponsors will greatly augment the work achieved by the EJAF
If you would like more information about the campaign, sponsorship opportunities or tickets for the events please contact: Peter Vogel
About Aces Against AIDS
The campaign will use the vehicle of tennis, deeply rooted in history to bring attention to the worldwide pandemic that Is AIDS. “Aces Against Aids” is a 9-day campaign during the Masters 1000 - Monte-Carlo (9 - 17 April 2011), benefiting the Elton John Aids Foundation. The series of exceptional and exclusive events will provide the necessary exposure and well needed funds for the Foundation.
Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF)
The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) is one of the foremost independent AIDS charities in the world. Their mission is to provide focused and sustainable funding to frontline programmes that help to alleviate the physical, emotional and financial hardship of those living with, affected by or at risk of HIV/AIDS, and to continue the fight against this worldwide pandemic.
Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco
The Prince Albert II Foundation (Official name: Fondation de Prince Albert II de Monaco is a Monaco-based charity that has donated millions in various environmental projects. The Foundation was initially created in 2006 by H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco and it concentrates on environmental protection, sustainable development, climate change and the promotion of renewable energies as well as biodiversity.