NC Sports Legends to Play Jack Sock & Genie Bouchard in Exhibition Match

Images of Rod Brind’Amour, Cam Ward, Justin Williams, Tyler Hansbrough, Jack Sock and Genie Bouchard.

Some of North Carolina's most important sports icons will compete against Genie Bouchard, Jack Sock, and other top PPA Tour pros during the North Carolina Pickleball Pro-Am on Saturday, April 6 from 2-3pm ET at Cary Tennis Park.

Carolina Hurricanes Head Coach Rod Brind’Amour and former players Cam Ward and Justin Williams will join UNC Basketball Legend Tyler Hansbrough in the exhibition, which will be broadcast live on Amazon Prime Video.

  • Rod Brind’Amour has served as the Hurricanes’ head coach since 2018-19. He became the first head coach in franchise history to win the Jack Adams Award as the NHL’s Coach of the Year.
  • Cam Ward won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the playoff MVP during the Hurricanes' memorable championship run in 2006.
  • Justin Williams is a three-time Stanley Cup Champion, winning titles with Carolina in 2006 and Los Angeles in 2012 and 2014.
  • Tyler Hansbrough is a UNC Basketball legend - an NCAA Champion, NCAA Player of the Year and 3x First-Team All-American. 

The event comes on Semifinal Saturday of the Fanatics Sportsbook North Carolina Cup, a stop on the PPA Tour.

Tickets and registration are available at Broadcast coverage of the Fanatics Sportsbook North Carolina Cup will be hosted across Amazon Prime Video, ESPN2 and PickleballTV.

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