Dr. Phil headlines Chris Evert's tourney benefiting families affected by drug addiction
Delray Beach (CBS12) —
The Chris Evert/Raymond James Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic returned to the Delray Beach Tennis Center this weekend, bringing with it TV stars and legendary tennis players.
Evert and Scott Foley from the CBS show 'The Unit' took on actor Timothy Olyphant, who was lucky enough to have tennis legend Martina Navratilova as his playing partner. Navratilova also played with Dr. Phil McGraw, famous for his show 'Dr. Phil' on CBS12. Evert said Dr. Phil is the perfect celebrity to help raise money and awareness for those affected by drug addiction.
"He has so much wisdom and so much experience and research on this issue," says Evert. "I know this is close to his heart, so I'm thrilled to have him. He can shed some more light on the subject and also help everybody understand the illness that it is."
"Right now the money is helping to go keep these mothers and children together," says McGraw. "Because if you take the mother and put her in the system, and then you take the child and put the child in the system, now you've double loaded the system that was broken to begin with. What Chris is trying to do is keep them out of the system, and treat them together right there in the home, and that's what it's all about."
Evert has raised over $23 million over the years to help those effected by drug addiction and their families .