USTA Serves to host reception to kick off World Tennis Day

February 11, 2014 11:31 AM
Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic will attend the USTA Serves fundraiser.

By Sally Milano,
USTA Serves, the national charitable foundation of the United States Tennis Association, is hosting a fundraising reception on March 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the Essex House Hotel in New York City to kick off World Tennis Day. The event will support USTA Serves’ funding of scholarships and programming grants to under-resourced youth at four New York metro National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) chapters.
Anyone wishing to attend can purchase a variety of exclusive VIP packages, ranging in price from $500 to $50,000. Packages include a private meet-and-greet during the reception with some of tennis’ top stars, including world No. 2 Novak Djokovic, world No. 6 Andy Murray and the top-ranked doubles team in the world, Bob and Mike Bryan. All four players are scheduled to compete the following evening at the BNP Paribas Showdown at Madison Square Garden.

Other packages include tickets to the Showdown as well as an opportunity to watch tennis from the USTA President’s Suite during the 2014 US Open. Click here for information on available packages.
Along with celebrity guests and other longtime supporters of USTA Serves, the evening will also feature David Garibaldi, a renowned performance painter and finalist from NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” who will entertain guests with two original paintings. Both pieces will be featured in a live auction prior to the conclusion of the event.
USTA Serves is the official charity of this year’s BNP Paribas Showdown, now in its seventh year. Also set to participate in the showdown are Hall-of-Famer John McEnroe and his younger brother, USTA Player Development General Manager and ESPN analyst Patrick McEnroe, who will face the Bryans in a match pairing the brothers' teams against each other.



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