Image of Ebix Charity Challenge from Facebook pageAmerica’s No. 1 tennis player, John Isner, will play former World No. 1 Andy Roddick in an exhibition match in Fleming Gym.

The Ebix Charity Challenge will be played at 2 p.m. Dec. 7. Tickets start at $20.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, where Isner’s mother was successfully treated during her two battles with colon cancer. Isner is a Greensboro native.

Serving as the event emcee will be Justin Gimelstob, a former professional player and current broadcaster for Tennis Channel.

(The exhibition is scheduled to be over by 4 p.m. – leaving you plenty of time to get to the 7 p.m. matchup between the men’s Spartans basketball team and the Tar Heels in the Smith Center.)

Ticket information is available at

And there’s a special offer – a 15 percent discount on grandstand tickets for UNCG students, faculty and staff. To get the discount, visit and use the promo code UNCG15.

Story by Mike Harris, University Relations

Visual: Ebix Charity Challenge Facebook page