• 08-DEC-2017

Karolina Pliskova is Named the Junior Orange Bowl International Tennis Championship Honorary Chair

(FILA North America) - The Junior Orange Bowl International Tennis Championship is proud to announce Karolina Pliskova as this year’s honorary chair. The Czech Republic tennis star is currently ranked #4 on the WTA Tour. Pliskova’s stellar 2017 season included three WTA singles titles. She also reached a career-high ranking of #1 on the WTA Tour.

When asked about her time competing in the Junior Orange Bowl International Tennis Championship and being named Honorary Chair, Pliskova said, “As I reflect on this year, the most memorable and successful time in my professional tennis career, I am grateful for the early experiences that helped to shape my game. I had the privilege of playing in the Junior Orange Bowl in 2004. I remember my time here fondly and I am proud to have been chosen as the tournament’s honorary chair.”

Pliskova is among the elite tennis athletes sponsored by FILA. The company also serves as the Official Apparel and Footwear Provider of the Junior Orange Bowl International Tennis Championships, continuing its commitment to supporting the next generation of players.

The Junior Orange Bowl International Tennis Championship is the world’s premier tournament for junior players, and has consistently attracted the top junior tennis talent from around the world. The 56th annual tournament will take place on December 10-19, 2017 at the Biltmore Hotel, Crandon Park, Salvadore Park, and University of Miami. For more information on the Junior Orange Bowl International Tennis Championship visit www.jrorangebowl.org/tennis/ or call 305-662-6072.

The Junior Orange Bowl Festival is possible with the support of our Festival Presenting Sponsor the Orange Bowl, Tennis Presenting Sponsor Badia Spices, Inc., as well as our Festival Sponsors the City of Coral Gables, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, and Miami-Dade County Tourist Development Council. The Junior Orange Bowl Committee Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that serves the community of South Florida and the youth of the world by providing opportunities for wholesome, competitive and multicultural experiences.

The Junior Orange Bowl is best known for hosting more than 7,500 youth participants in 15 athletic, academic, and cultural events throughout the year. A few Junior Orange Bowl highlights for the 2017-2018 season are the addition of the Photography Competition, our Royal Court search, the 69th Annual Parade, and the 4th Annual Gala. For information on all Junior Orange Bowl events visit www.jrorangebowl.org.