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Volume 21 No. 39
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Faces and Places: U.S. Open

Armstrong Opens In Style

Oscar Cohen, founding member of the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation; musician and composer Wynton Marsalis, tennis hall of famer John McEnroe and former New York Mayor David Dinkins react to a tribute video during the Louis Armstrong Stadium Dedication Ceremony at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Aug. 22.
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Former superstars James Blake, Michael Chang, Patrick McEnroe and John McEnroe pose for a photo before their exhibition match during the dedication ceremony.
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Like A Kid Again

Serena Williams jumps rope with the Net Generation kids during a stadium show for Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day on Aug. 25 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
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Diversity Discussion

From the USTA’s D&I Download event Aug. 29 at the U.S. Open:

Panelists Jason Thompson, VP, inclusion and diversity, Techstars; Renée Tirado, chief diversity and inclusion officer, Major League Baseball; Arlan Hamilton, founder and managing partner, Backstage Capital; Cyndy Yu-Robinson, executive director, National Association of Asian American Professionals; Brian Wong, founder and CEO, Kiip; D.A. Abrams, chief diversity and inclusion officer, U.S. Tennis Association.
Photo: Margot Jordan
Attendees of the event participate in a Q&A session with panelists.
Photo: Margot Jordan

 

A Gala Evening For The USTA Foundation

More than $1.5 million was raised for tennis and education at the USTA Foundation Opening Night Gala at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Aug. 27.

USTA Foundation Executive Director Dan Faber, gala guest of honor and USTA Foundation Secretary Richard Ader, Katie Couric, USTA Foundation President Tom Chen, and USTA Foundation board member and Morrison Cohen partner Y. David Scharf.
Photo: Steven Freeman
Gala co-hosts Mike Greenberg and Billie Jean King
Photo: Steven Freeman
USTA President Katrina Adams and FUBU founder and “Shark Tank” host Daymond John.
Photo: Steven Freeman

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