By Justin Ross

The 2017 Miami Open presented by Itaú will be partnering with Humane Society of Greater Miami on Wednesday, March 22 to help find permanent homes for some loving animals. The Humane Society will have several dogs and cats available for adoption out by Grandstand Court from 3-6 pm.

The Humane Society has a history of helping homeless animals in Miami Dade since 1936. According to WFOR-CBS, they have been named one of the Top 5 Best Places to adopt a pet in Miami. All pets that go through the Humane Society are safe from euthanasia. Adoption fees are nominal and all pets are up to date with age-appropriate vaccinations, spayed or neutered and micro chipped.

The event will be the second of three in which the Miami Open will be participating. The tournament recently had a booth at the Humane Society’s Walk for the Animals earlier this month and tournament staff will be volunteering at the Humane Society on April 27.

The 2017 Miami Open is scheduled for March 20 – April 2 and will once again be the hottest ticket in town. With ticket packages starting at just $136 and individual sessions starting at $24 the Miami Open will be the place-to-be in Miami. Tickets are on sale now, for more information go to or call the Miami Open ticket office at 305-442-3367.

About the Miami Open presented by Itaú

The 2017 Miami Open will be played March 20-April 2 at the Crandon Tennis Center in Miami. The two-week combined event is owned and operated by IMG. The Miami Open is one of nine ATP Masters 1000 Series events on the ATP calendar, a Premier Mandatory event on the WTA calendar, and features the top men’s and women’s tennis players in the world. The tournament is widely regarded as the most glamorous on the ATP and WTA calendars because of its exotic Miami location, thriving nightlife, five-star hotels and restaurants, beautiful weather and beaches, and its celebrity appeal. For ticket information, call +1.305.442.3367 or visit

About Itaú

Itau is the largest Latin America privately owned bank, with approximately 95,000 employees and operations in 20 countries throughout the Americas, Asia and Europe. Itaú’s relationship with sport goes back to the 1970s, when Itaú first sponsored the Itaú Tennis Cup in Brazil in 1970. Itaú has been a sponsor of the Miami Open for the last six years, and also sponsors the Rio Open, the only combined ATP/WTA event in South America. Itaú also supports the Brazilian Women’s Tennis Circuit, only female professional tournament in South America, certified by the Brazilian Tennis Confederation (CBT) and the International Tennis Federation (ITF), as well as the Tennis Institute Training Center, responsible for the development of young, new talent.

About IMG

IMG is a global leader in sports, fashion and media operating in more than 25 countries around the world. IMG’s businesses include Events Media, College, Golf, Tennis, Performance and IMG Academy, Fashion, Models, Clients, Licensing, Joint Ventures, and creative management agency Art + Commerce. In 2014, IMG was acquired by WME, the world’s leading entertainment and media agency. Together, the companies offer an unparalleled client roster; strategic partnerships with sponsors and brands; and marquee assets across sports, entertainment, events, music and fashion.