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BOOKED for the evening 2024: Billie Jean King

BOOKED for the evening is The Westport Library’s signature fundraising event. On this occasion, the Library honors an individual whose work reflects the purpose of the Library: to nurture a love of learning and to enhance our understanding of the world.

On September 12, BOOKED for the evening will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a very special guest of honor: sporting legend and equal rights trailblazer Billie Jean King.

Tickets for the event will go on sale Monday, July 15, at 10 am. They will be available for purchase on this page.

King is one of the greatest players in tennis history, having won an astounding 39 Grand Slam titles, 12 in singles, and finished No. 1 in the world on five occasions. But she is perhaps best known as a champion for equality and fairness — in sport and in society — starting the first women’s professional tour, fighting for equal prize money, and campaigning for women’s rights and gay rights throughout her remarkable life and career. 

King has been recognized with induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award, the legendary magazine’s highest honor.

Read below for past BOOKED for the evening honorees, our sponsorship opportunities for our silver anniversary, and more!

Sponsorship Opportunities

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for the 25th anniversary edition of BOOKED for the evening honoring Billie Jean King, please reach out to Acting Director of Development Robin Powell at [email protected].

Past Honorees

Booked Committee

Stacy Bass (Co-Chair)
Wendy Brown (Co-Chair)
Candice Savin (Co-Chair)
Jody Beck
Jennifer Blankfein
Dave Briggs
Theanne Feldman
Tanya Guleria
Randy Herbertson
Lucy Johnson

Melissa Kane
Erica Melnichok
Maggie Mudd
Ngassam Ngoumen
Meena Pellerin
Laura Pendergast
Tricia Schwartz
Mark Silverstein
Polly Sykes
Pat Wieser

Partners

Westport Magazine is the exclusive magazine sponsor of BOOKED for the evening 2024.

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