The 2011 Arthur Ashe Kids Day Presented by Hess is coming up soon! I will be attending this year and reporting on the fun show leading up to the US Open tennis tournament.
Saturday August 27, 2011 at the Arthur Ashe Stadium
From the Arthur Ashe Kids Day Website:
For more information on Arthur Ashe and his legacy, please visit the Arthur Ashe Learning Center and www.arthurashe.org.
Presented by Hess and produced by the USTA, Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day benefits the National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) network. The NJTL was established by Arthur Ashe, Charlie Pasarell and Sheridan Snyder in 1969 with the mission of developing the character of young people through tennis and education.
Since then, the NJTL network has grown to include over 550 chapters which serve over 220,000 youth annually. NJTL chapters, which vary in size and scope, can be found in 46 of the top 50 U.S. markets, making NJTL one of the USTA’s largest community-based initiatives. NJTL chapters are supported by the USTA through grants, awards and various learning opportunities. NJTL participants have the opportunity to take part in a number of core programs, including the Tennis and Leadership Camp, the Arthur Ashe Essay and Art Contest, Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day, Regional Rallies, a scholarship to the annual USTA Community Tennis Development Workshop and low-cost insurance.
Arthur Ashe was born on July 10, 1943 in Richmond, Virginia and is remembered for his excellence as a tennis player as well as his efforts to further social causes. He remains the only African American player ever to win the men’s singles title at Wimbledon, the Australian Open or the US Open. His legacy continues to have a positive effect on our society.
Tickets can be purchased HERE
August 29, 2011 to September 11, 2011
US Open tickets can be purchased HERE
My photo of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal at the 2010 Arthur Ashe Kids Day
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