David Cook – Chris Evert Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic

DELRAY BEACH, FL - NOVEMBER 12: David Cook attends the Chris Evert/Raymond James Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic at Delray Beach Tennis Center on November 12, 2011 in Delray Beach, Florida. (Photo by Larry Marano/WireImage) *** Local Caption *** David Cook;

David Cook and Jan Michael Gambill defeated . Jeffrey Donovan and Patrick McEnroe 6-5 in Match 5 of the Chris Evert Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic Saturday (Nov 12).

David was so happy about the win, he let loose a couple of victory pushups!


Photo: BamaCookieFan

Today, the pair takes on  Chris Evert and Kevin McKidd in the second match of the day.

Last night, David attended the Pro-Celebrity gala with Chris Evert and the rest of the participants. Here’s a photo of David greeting tennis legend, Chris Evert.


Photo: Hannah Storm

Proceeds from the event help children and families that are at-risk due to drug and alcohol addictions by funding  programs that keep families intact while the family members seek better lives for themselves and their families.

Video: ShookByCook

Videos:

Day One:

Day Two:

More photos!

  • Anonymous

    I am heading out to soccer so I’ll just say <3 all around. Heh. Helping people is always good by me. Pretty pictures are an added bonus ;)

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for the pics, MJ. DC looks good. Amused that he wore the skeleton hoodie to the event.

    Some tweets from the Gala last night

    @hannahstormin: Sweet moment @cecharities event….David Cook and Chris Evert lockerz.com/s/155760323

    @hodakotb: David Cook and Stone Phillips Hannah Storm bit.ly/v3aDLF

  • movin2thabeet

    Great to see Dave get his tennis on. Even though it’s not his thing, he gets to play, gets a bit of a workout, do some mingling among interesting folk, and most importantly, help a great charity.  And it happens to coincide with a change in tours so that might be a nice tweener break for him.

  • Anonymous

    I love this one that Hannah Storm posted from last night’s Gala. Chrissie and Dave have really seemed to bond over the past couple of years – they first met when he sang America The Beautiful at the finals of the US Open in 2010.

    @hannahstormin: Sweet moment @cecharities event….@thedavidcook and @ChrissieEvert lockerz.com/s/155760323

    ETA: Too slow, too slow… :)

  • Pom Wellington

    These pictures are just great!  I get the impression that he is playing a LOT better this year than he did last time, which I would expect since he seems to be a pretty competitive guy.  Nice that he gets a little break from the tour to hobnob with some different folks.  He is looking pretty fit to me too, I might add :)

  • Incipit

    Thanks for the thread, mj. 

    I like this action shot -from the match yesterday.

    ETA – Doesn’t seem to click thru from there – so here – open link to the action shot – http://lockerz.com/s/155853560

    And it sounds like David ‘did’ sing at the cocktail party last night – Jill Zarin, formerly of RHNYC, tweeted “so nice to meet you. Love the new clean cut look and you sounded amazing. Good luck tomorrow! Stay in touch!”

    He said he would if he won, when someone asked him yesterday.

  • iani

    He’s looking better with age and soo comfortable, unintimidated in celebrity-circles, he should be invited to sing for them more often. I remember the last year pictures from the event, great Chriss has invited David again, he is one irresistible guy not to. LOL to that hoody(ie), I’ve thought it is an ordinary one for October-Halloween connection, seems to be his skeleton printed there.

  • Anonymous

    LOL Cook, you are adorable. <3

    Are they going to air some of this on ESPN like they did last year? Or did that already happen?

  • Incipit

    Are they going to air some of this on ESPN like they did last year? Or did that already happen?

    ESPN did that last year a bit after after the Tournament, hellomusicgirl; it’s not over yet. But CEC (Chris Evert Charities) had video before that, and spectators may have some footage to share as well – I understand actor/comedian Jon Lovitz, the Umpire, was heckling at today’s match - looking forward to seeing/hearing the funny stuff.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    David is looking very good, cute and fit in those pics.

    And it sounds like David ‘did’ sing at the cocktail party last night –
    Jill Zarin, formerly of RHNYC, tweeted “so nice to meet you. Love the
    new clean cut look and you sounded amazing. Good luck tomorrow! Stay in touch!”

    ??  “new clean cut look”?  Did Cook shave off his beard before he sang?  lol

  • Anonymous

    David & Jan Michael Gambill did not win their match today against Chris Evert and Kevin McKidd.

    Apparently he also cut his hand during the game, but still kept playing. 

    Some Pics
     http://t.co/poF3wfUf http://t.co/E9jtynT3 http://t.co/Di28ytLc http://t.co/bWaXMKFf
     http://t.co/JLw7qjYE

  • wellhesback

    Thanks for this thread! Good to see Cookie looking happy and playing sports for charity. ESP liked the photo of Dc with Chris Evert.

  • Incipit

    ??  “new clean cut look”?  Did Cook shave off his beard before he sang?  lol

    Heh. Fuzzywuzzy, not from the picture evidence today, he didnt. That part confused me too.Maybe he trimmed the scruff?? IDK what she’s talking about. 

    A little video clip. David in all black today – playing close to the net. 

    And an open link JIC – http://yfrog.com/nj8v7z

  • jan

    DCs guitarist Devin just tweeted funny footage of David imitating an inflatable man:  http://yfrog.com/659gaopyz

  • http://twitter.com/Sassycatz Sassycatz

    I loved that short video. Was just going to post it. What a mimic!

    ************

    As for the “new clean cut look” comment, that woman must not have seen him since he auditioned for Idol. It doesn’t even make any sense. It’s probably a joke.

  • http://twitter.com/KariannHart Kariann Hart

    Alright, I’ll admit I came by just to see David’s attire for the afternoon.  Yummy.  Doing things for charity is always welcomed.

  • Incipit

    Recap of the second day – From Twitter

    Quick Recap of Tennis today: Once again, Dave was in great spirits, they played Fade Into Me during introductions and he played w/JMG again. This time he was against Chris E. & Kevin McKidd. He played fantastic until he ran into a make-shift wall of plants while chasing a ball down. He cut his hand and was bleeding (I’m sure it was superficial).

    Jon Lovitz kept saying that David was bleeding to death and they had to finish the match quick because Dave didn’t have too much time left. He refused a bandaid and then Chris E. wanted Kevin McKidd (plays a doctor on Grey’s Anatomy?) to take a look at his ‘wound’. Chris E. talked to David throughout the match even though they were on apposing teams. As the match progressed, Lovitz scolded CE for taking advantage of the ‘one armed singer who was bleeding to death’ when she hit a great shot right past him. Last thought for now, CE obviously adores him. IMHO :-) 

    Finally! I ‘knew’ there was banter to be had from this.

  • Anonymous

    Ha!  Loved that recap.  Always love seeing David doing fun things for charity.  :)

  • Incipit

    The News marches on – so I wanted to leave this thread with a video from the match on Saturday, before it slides off the front page.

    Also. The news from CECharities - “Special thank you to everyone that made this event happen $800,000.00 raised.”

    And a quote from 2010, during a video interview w/The South Florida Insider
    “I will never shy away from embarrassing myself for a good cause.” David Cook