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Fredell, McCarthy win Necker Cup Challenge

CHANHASSEN, Minn. — Tennis players from across the country have spent the past month competing to play for a spot in the world’s most exclusive Pro-Am tennis tournament, the 2012 Necker Cup, taking place Dec. 9-13. Over the weekend, Life Time - The Healthy Way of Life Company (NYSE: LTM) hosted the Necker Cup Challenge Final at Life Time Fitness Colorado Springs and ultimately only one team came out on top. Trista Fredell and Amy McCarthy from Colorado Springs, Colo. beat out the competition in a single elimination doubles tournament, securing their spot to play among the pros in the main draw at the Necker Cup.

“We are so excited to have won the Life Time Necker Cup Challenge” As the winning team of the Life Time Necker Cup Challenge, Fredell and McCarthy will be partnered with Sir Richard Branson as well as ATP and WTA stars Novak Djokovic, John McEnroe, Bob and Mike Bryan, Tommy Haas and Mark Philippoussis. They will also be treated to an all-inclusive six night, seven day stay at Little Dix Bay, which includes participation in a Virgin Unite Leadership Gathering on Sir Richard Branson’s private island in the British Virgin Islands, Necker Island.

“We are so excited to have won the Life Time Necker Cup Challenge,” says Trista Fredell, winner of the 2012 Necker Cup Challenge. “To have the opportunity to play in one of the most prestigious tennis events in the world is an honor and to partner with pros such as Novak Djokovic is a dream come true! We cannot wait to explore Necker Island!”

The Life Time Necker Cup Challenge implemented the Premier Tennis Handicap Scoring System so all competing teams had an opportunity to win and advance to the 2012 Necker Cup. Regional tournaments took place throughout October and early November with winners advancing to the Necker Cup Challenge Final.

As part of the 2012 Necker Cup, ten percent of proceeds will benefit the National Tennis Foundation that raises money for underprivileged kids to participate in Life Time’s tennis academies. The tournament will also benefit Virgin Unite, the non-profit foundation of the Virgin Group, and other ATP and WTA player charities.

To learn more about the Life Time Necker Cup Challenge as well as the 2012 Necker Cup, visit neckercup.com.

 

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