Bryan Brothers, Jack Nicklaus Host 'Fore Love', Raise More Than $1 Million For Charity
The Bryan brothers and golf legend Jack Nicklaus again brought together some of the world's best golfers and tennis players to raise money for their children's foundations.
The “Fore Love” tournament, which combines golf and tennis pro-ams and was held for the first time in 2017, was hosted again last weekend in North Palm Beach and Jupiter, Florida, and raised $1.1 million for the Bryan Bros. Foundation and the Nicklaus Children's Health Care Foundation.
“We’ve done hundreds of pro-ams and exos and I can honestly say 'Fore Love' is unlike any other,” Bob Bryan said. “The venue, intimacy, and star power makes this event really special. The Nicklauses are so gracious to let the donors and pros play tennis at their beautiful home and to play golf at their private golf club. It would be difficult to find two people more humble and warm than Jack and Barbara. They’ve been so supportive of our careers on the court and with 'Fore Love' are helping us greatly expand our charitable efforts.”
The tennis players who participated: Bob Bryan, Mike Bryan, Milos Raonic, Andy Roddick, Kevin Anderson, Frances Tiafoe, Mardy Fish, Gaston Gaudio, Fabio Fognini, Guillermo Canas, Jean-Julien Rojer, Reilly Opelka, along with WTA star Sloane Stephens and retired WTA player Flavia Pennetta, who is married to Fognini.
“Countless kids are going to benefit from these funds and that is why we do it. I’m so grateful to my friends who took time away from their busy pre-season training to help out. Kevin Anderson and Reilly Opelka have now participated both years. Sloane Stephens and Mardy Fish came all the way from the west coast. Fabio Fognini and Flavia Pennetta brought their adorable new baby with them. Frances Tiafoe flew from Washington D.C., Andy Roddick from North Carolina, Milos Raonic from the Bahamas, and Jules Rojer, 'Willy' Canas, and Gaston Gaudio drove up from Miami,” Bob Bryan said.
Nicklaus, along with PGA players Rickie Fowler, Justin Thomas, Daniel Berger, Kevin Tway and Jason Duffner led the golf pro-am. Donors, who participated in the pro-ams and enjoyed dinner at the Nicklaus' home, among other perks, each paid $50,000 for the opportunity.
The Bryans met Jack and Barbara Nicklaus eight years ago through a mutual friend and share a passion for philanthropy.