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2017 Opening Night Gala at the US Open

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The USTA Foundation raised more than $1.1 million form its 17th annual Opening Night Gala at the US Open on Monday night, August 28, to continue its mission to fund tennis and education programming for more than 350 National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) community programs across the country.

Hosted by Alec Baldwin and Martina Navratilova, the Gala featured more than 100 top-tier donors and celebrities in the President's Suite of Arthur Ashe Stadium. Among the items auctioned to raise funds were three, one-hour hitting sessions with Martina Navratilova, which went to Baldwin, Katie Couric and Shaun T, for a total of $63,000. 

Check out our photos from the 2017 Opening Night Gala by clicking here.


2018 Opening Night Gala - August 27, 2018

We're busy planning for the 2018 Opening Night Gala, please contact us directly at 914-696-7223 or foundation@usta.com for details on tickets, tables, sponsorships and program advertising. 


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