Win A Kim Clijsters Autographed Fila Bag In Honor of Her Hall Of Fame Induction
Tennis Identity has your chance to win a Kim Clijsters autographed Fila gear bag, part of her new Fila x ITHF x Kim Clijsters apparel and accessory range! Kim is one of the game’s all-time greats, having won 41 WTA singles titles and four Grand Slam singles titles (U.S. Open 2005, 2009, and 2010, and the Australian in 2011.)
The 2009 Open title was notable for the fact it came two years after she had announced her retirement from the tour, and it was just her third match back after announcing her comeback. She retired from the pro tour for good after the 2012 Open.
This week (on July 22) Kim is being rewarded for her illustrious career with induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island. (She follows fellow Belgian Justine Henin, Class of 2016.) Kim will be joined by Andy Roddick, wheelchair tennis great Monique Kalkman-van den Bosch, coach Vic Braden, and journalist Steve Flink.
About the new Fila x ITHF x Kim Clijsters Collection pictured above (yes, that’s the awesome bag complete with ITHOF hangtag + autograph).
Fila was/is Kim’s longtime apparel and footwear sponsor, and the company has released a special collection in her honor. The Fila x ITHF x Kim Clijsters apparel and accessory range is a limited-edition reissue of the brand’s iconic farewell collection worn by Clijsters in 2012 (see Kim in it below). The line will be available exclusively at the International Tennis Hall of Fame, beginning today July 17.
We are thrilled to support Kim as she receives the highest honor in tennis. Kim has been a part of the Fila family for many years and she is an outstanding ambassador for the brand. As a proven champion on and off the court, Kim’s legacy extends beyond the game. We are excited to debut a collection with the International Tennis Hall of Fame that celebrates a terrific talent, an incredible woman and a true icon in the sport. – Gene Yoon, Global Chairman, Fila
The collection’s red/white/blue stands for the USA, the Belgium-born player’s adopted home. The line includes a cap sleeve top, one of Kim’s favorite silhouettes, as well as a matching skort. Both pieces are available in navy and white colorways, with accents of red.
Fila is a part of my life to this day and I’ve always appreciated their loyalty and support immensely. It’s so special to me that they have gone to such great lengths to celebrate my Hall of Fame induction. This outfit has meaning in every detail. It’s representative of my entire career and to see it out again as I become a Hall of Famer is really moving for me. At this point in my career, I’m focused on the next generation of tennis players and to know that the proceeds of this collection will help players who are trying to build their careers is extra special. I’m grateful for Fila and the International Tennis Hall of Fame’s support in this important effort. -Kim Clijsters
The apparel was designed with a star pattern that serves as a tribute to Kim’s career. Hundreds of small stars decorate the gear, while eleven large stars are meant to represent her years with the brand. Inside four of those eleven stars is an outline of a tennis ball, to highlight her four Grand Slam titles. Additional design elements include diagonal red stripes across the upper chest and red piping at the start of the star pattern. Nice eye for details there!
The red taping continues down the front of the skort while diagonal red stripes start from mid-thigh and wrap around the back of the skirt to the waistband. The ball shorts mirror the cap sleeve top, as they feature the same star print pattern. To complement the apparel, a selection of accessories including a visor, wristbands and a duffle bag round out the collection.
A portion of the proceeds from this collection will help the ITHF, a non-profit organization committed to preserving tennis history and celebrating the sport’s greatest legends, and Ten4Kim, a foundation founded by Clijsters to provide funding to juniors in need of financial assistance for practice, travel, and coaching.
Contest begins July 17, 2017 EST. Contest ends August 4, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. EST. Contest winner to be announced at 1 p.m. EST on Monday, August 7, 2017. Prize is a Kim Clijsters-autographed Fila bag as shown above. No purchase required. You are entered to win by signing up for the free weekly Tennis Identity email. Anyone receiving the Tennis Identity email prior to this contest is already entered to win. One email sign-up per person. Foreign entries accepted. Prize may not be substituted for the cash equivalent or exchanged for any other merchandise. Tennis Identity is not responsible for entries not received due to transmission failure or any type of internet data transfer issue. Employees of Tennis Identity, Whiting Burgess LLC, and Fila are not eligible. All decisions by Tennis Identity are final.
8/5/2017: WINNER! Our winner is Alison C. of Sheffield England. Congratulations!
*Feature photo from Taddlr.com