Welcome to TEAM BRAD'S homepage - established in memory of Brad Drewett.
In 2013, the international tennis community gathered in grief following the sad news that the then-current ATP Executive Chairman and President Brad Drewett had passed away following a brave battle with ALS.
Brad first created headlines in men’s tennis by reaching the Australian Open quarter-finals at the age of just 17. He would go on to reach the highest ranks in the administration of the sport, eventually serving as the head of the ATP from 2012-2013.
For over 35 years, Brad showed tireless dedication and service to a sport that he loved so much. His passion for the game was second to none, as was his popularity among his colleagues and peers.
Brad leaves behind a void at the heart of the sport. He will be greatly missed by players, tournament organizers, and the wider international tennis community. He also leaves behind a sport in much better shape than when he found it. The sport of tennis owes Brad a debt of gratitude, and his contribution will always be remembered.
The International Headquarters of the ATP formed TEAM BRAD to honor the memory of its beloved Chairman. We thank you for helping reach our Walk to Defeat ALS® fundraising goal! This is an exciting opportunity for us to work together to support those affected by Lou Gehrig's Disease and to spread awareness of the urgency to find treatments and a cure.
Please consider walking with us or sponsoring us. With your help, we will be able to make a difference in the lives of people affected by this disease.
Why We Need Your Help
Often referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive, fatal neuromuscular disease that slowly robs the body of its ability to walk, speak, swallow and breathe. The life expectancy of an ALS patient averages 2 to 5 years from the time of diagnosis.
Every 90 minutes a person in this country is diagnosed with ALS and every 90 minutes another person will lose their battle against this disease. ALS occurs throughout the world with no racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic boundaries.
This crippling disease can strike anyone. Presently there is no known cause of the disease yet it still costs loved ones an average of $200,000 a year to provide the care ALS patients need. Help make a difference and donate or join a walk today.