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CityParks Tennis Benefit
at the US Open Tennis Championships

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

USTA Tennis Center / Flushing Meadows-Corona Park

On Tuesday, August 30, 2022, City Parks Foundation will welcome guests to the CityParks Tennis Benefit at the US Open Championships. This year, we are proud to honor Jean-Yves Fillion, Chief Executive Officer, BNP Paribas USA, and Former World No. 1 and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles, with the Vitas Gerulaitis Community Service Award.

Hosted by Billie Jean King, the CityParks Tennis Benefit supports free tennis instruction for thousands of kids ages 6-17 in parks throughout New York’s five boroughs. The Benefit includes premium tickets to attend US Open matches in Arthur Ashe that evening.

HONOREES

JEAN-YVES FILLION
Chief Executive Officer, BNP Paribas USA

A portrait photo of Jean-Yves Fillion, Chief Executive Officer, BNP Paribas USA.

City Parks Foundation is honored to present Jean-Yves Fillion with the Vitas Gerulaitis Community Service Award for his dedicated leadership and for BNP Paribas’ long-standing support of CityParks Tennis. Jean-Yves is a passionate advocate for our work and shares our commitment to provide free tennis instruction to kids of all levels and from all backgrounds throughout New York City. Representing the Bank’s worldwide commitment to tennis, Jean-Yves is a member of the Board of Governors for the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

MONICA SELES
Former World No. 1, Nine-time Grand Slam Champion

A portrait photo of Monica Seles.

Monica Seles was – and still is – one of the most celebrated and influential players in tennis history. Born in Yugoslavia, she began playing tennis at the age of 5 and went on to become the No. 1 junior tennis player in the world. By the time she was 16, Monica had remarkably beaten Steffi Graf at the French Open, becoming the youngest player in history to win the tournament. The following year, she became the youngest player in history to take over the world’s No. 1 ranking. Monica was virtually unstoppable from 1991 to 1993, winning a phenomenal eight of her nine Major titles as a teenager.

Since retiring in 2008, Monica has focused on being a motivational speaker, self-help author, and wellness expert. She teaches tennis clinics around the globe, gives inspiring talks to women and kids – and has dedicated her time to helping others find peace and balance amidst life’s most difficult challenges. For many, Monica’s determination, incredible talent, and triumphant return following a traumatic on-court attack in 1993 make her an especially inspiring hero in sports history. It is our honor to present Monica Seles with the Vitas Gerulaitis Community Service Award for her enduring contribution to the sport of tennis and for her dedication to helping others face challenges and thrive.

Co-Chairs

Billie Jean King
John McEnroe

Benefit Committee

Stephen Berliner
Bob Litwin
Roland Merchant
Elise Merhige
Eric Planey
Adam L. Rosen
Steven Rosen
Alex Sloane
Angela Spann

5:00 pm Benefit Reception
7:00 pm US Open Matches, Arthur Ashe Stadium

Business Casual Attire
Event is rain or shine

Please RSVP by Tuesday, August 9, 2022
For further information, please email Rebecca Riley at development@cityparksfoundation.org

BENEFIT TICKETS & DONATIONS

Early commitments will receive best available seating in Arthur Ashe

PREMIUM SPONSORSHIPS

PRESIDENT’S SUITE SPONSOR – $25,000 (SOLD OUT)

  • Formal invitation from the USTA for 10 guests to view US Open evening matches from the President’s Suite in Arthur Ashe Stadium
  • 10 attendees for the Benefit Reception
  • Featured ad in the program
  • Recognition from the podium

PREMIUM COURTSIDE SPONSOR – $12,500 (SOLD OUT)

  • 8 Premium Courtside tickets to US Open evening matches in Arthur Ashe Stadium
  • 8 Attendees for the Benefit Reception
  • Ad in the program

PREMIUM LOGE SPONSOR – $3,500  (SOLD OUT)

  • 4 Premium Loge tickets to US Open evening matches in Arthur Ashe Stadium
  • 4 Attendees for the Benefit Reception

INDIVIDUAL SPONSORSHIPS

PRESIDENT’S SUITE SINGLE SPONSOR – $3,000 (SOLD OUT)

  • 1 Formal invitation from the USTA to view US Open evening matches from the President’s Suite
  • 1 Attendee for the Benefit Reception

COURTSIDE SINGLE SPONSOR – $1,500 (SOLD OUT)

  • 1 Courtside ticket to view US Open evening matches in Arthur Ashe Stadium
  • 1 Attendee for the Benefit Reception

LOGE SINGLE SPONSOR – $700 (SOLD OUT)

  • 1 Loge ticket to view US Open evening matches in Arthur Ashe Stadium
  • 1 Attendee for the Benefit Reception

Select number of attendees on purchase page

PROGRAM ADS 

___ $1,000 Full-Page (5”x8”)

Submit ads as high-resolution, full color, PDF or JPEG files to development@cityparksfoundation.org by Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Buy Tickets/Make a Donation

All ticket purchases include entry to the benefit reception and evening matches in Arthur Ashe Stadium. We will make every effort to seat your guests together for the tennis matches.

All gifts received by Tuesday, August 9, 2022 will be listed in the program.

City Parks Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) organization. The estimated value of goods or services provided in return for each ticket is $250.
Donor Advised Funds may not be used to purchase tickets or tables; please consult your tax advisor.

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