Four-time Olympic medalist and record breaker Simone Manuel appeared at Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day 2016. Like Arthur Ashe himself, Simone broke barriers and stereotypes, excelled at what she does, and became the first African-American to win gold in an individual swimming event. Once again, congrats Simone! (Photo Credit: Mary Ayers)
According to Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day and the U.S. Open:
“Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day presented by Hess is the largest single-day, grassroots tennis and entertainment event in the world and has been supported by Hess since 2003. with chart-topping performers, celebrities and professional tennis players, the day helps to promote youth tennis and encourages children of all ages to develop healthy habits through fun activities. Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day also celebrates the life and values of tennis legend and humanitarian Arthur Ashe.
Proceeds from Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day benefit the USTA Foundation which helps fund the National Junior Tennis & Learning Network (NJTL), a nationwide group of more than 500 nonprofit youth-development organizations that provide free or low-cost tennis, education, and life-skills programming to more than 225,000 children each year, founded 47 years ago by Arthur Ashe, along with Charlie Pasarell and Sheridan Snyder.”
For more information on Youth Tennis and Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day, log on to www.YouthTennis.com or www.AAKD.com!