Pacific Life Open Holiday Ticket Sale Info and Donations to the Jr. Tennis League (11/06)

 

PACIFIC LIFE OPEN TO CONDUCT SPECIAL HOLIDAY TICKET SALE

Portion Of Proceeds Will Be Donated To The National Junior Tennis League

Indian Wells, Calif., November 15, 2006 – The Pacific Life Open, the fifth most-attended tennis tournament in the world, will donate one dollar for every ticket sold between December 1-22, 2006 to the National Junior Tennis League, it was announced today by tournament director Steve Simon.

Tickets for the tournament, which will be held March 5-18 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, range in price from as low as $17 for evening session grandstand tickets to $71 for loge seats on the final weekend. In addition, Coachella Valley residents have the opportunity to receive a 30 percent discount on most sessions and other daily discounts are available to USTA members, seniors, students and the military.

The National Junior Tennis League (NJTL) was founded in 1968 by Charlie Pasarell, the late Arthur Ashe and Sheridan Snyder, is a non-profit organization that reaches out to children through recreational tennis programs to help promote positive attributes of sportsmanship, self-esteem and fitness. The Coachella Valley chapter offers free weekly clinics, a circuit of monthly tournaments, as well as teaching programs at the Palm Desert YMCA. Weekly clinics are held at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden for boys and girls ages 5 to 18. Balls and racquets are provided and appropriate court shoes are required.

The National Junior Tennis League offers kids the opportunity to play tennis and foster new friendships through a grass roots program which provides weekly clinic programs and monthly tournaments to kids of all means,” said Simon. “This is a very special program and one that we support in every way we can. It would be a real thrill to see one of these kids compete in the Pacific Life Open one day.”

For information on all ticket prices and packages visit www.PacificLifeOpen.com and click Tickets, call the Indian Wells box office, 800-999-1585 or 760-200-8000, or visit the box office, 78-200 Miles Avenue, Indian Wells, CA 92210.

For more information about NJTL programs, clinics and tournaments offered in the Coachella Valley please call the Indian Wells Tennis Garden tennis shop (760) 200-8000 or visit iwtg.net.

About Pacific Life

Founded in 1868, Pacific Life provides life insurance products, individual annuities, and mutual funds, and offers a variety of investment products and services to individuals, businesses, and pension plans. Pacific Life counts more than half of the 100 largest U.S. companies as clients1 and is a member of Insurance Marketplace Standards Association (IMSA), whose membership promotes high ethical standards for the sale of individual life insurance and annuities.  For additional information about Pacific Life, including its current financial strength ratings from A.M. Best, Fitch Ratings, Standard & Poor’s, and Moody’s, visit the company Web site at www.PacificLife.com. 1 Data compiled by Pacific Life using the FORTUNE 500 list as of April 2006.