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CityParks Tennis Benefit
at the US Open Tennis Championships

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

USTA Tennis Center / Flushing Meadows-Corona Park

On Tuesday, August 27, 2019, City Parks Foundation will welcome guests to the CityParks Tennis Benefit at the US Open Championships. This year we proudly present Jenny Schnitzer, Executive Director & CEO, USTA Eastern, and Luke Jensen & Murphy Jensen, French Open Doubles Champions, with the Vitas Gerulaitis Community Service Award

The CityParks Tennis Benefit helps make it possible for us to provide free tennis instruction to thousands of kids in more than 36 parks throughout the five boroughs. The Benefit includes premium tickets to attend US Open matches in Arthur Ashe that evening. 

HONOREES


Jenny Schnitzer

Executive Director & CEO, USTA Eastern

As the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer for USTA Eastern, Jenny Schnitzer helps to grow and promote tennis throughout New York State, Northern New Jersey, and Greenwich, Connecticut. A former collegiate player for St. John’s University, Jenny was introduced to tennis at a free CityParks Tennis program at Inwood Hill Park in Upper Manhattan when she was just eight years old. Throughout her career, Jenny has embodied the ideals promoted by our program and we are honored to present her with the Vitas Gerulaitis Community Service Award in appreciation of her support and dedication to the kids who play.

Luke Jensen & Murphy Jensen

French Open Doubles Champions

Luke Jensen and Murphy Jensen won the 1993 French Open Doubles title and achieved an ATP ranking of #4 in the world in doubles. Luke Jensen is the Director of Racquet Sports at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, the coach of NY Empire of World TeamTennis, and a tennis analyst for ESPN. Murphy Jensen has served as the coach of the Washington Kastles of World TeamTennis and is Co-Founder of WEconnect Health Management, a healthcare technology company working to reduce costs for addiction recovery across the US. Luke and Murphy have supported CityParks Tennis for over 20 years participating in our free tennis clinics for NYC youth held in local parks. We are thrilled to present the 2019 Vitas Gerulaitis Community Service Award to Luke Jensen and Murphy Jensen for their dedication to the sport and commitment to improving the lives of the kids in our CityParks Tennis program.

Benefit Committee

Stephen Berliner
Carol Rosen Lieber
Bob Litwin
Roland Merchant
Elise Merhige
Steve Owens
Eric Planey
Reza Pourkhomami
Adam L. Rosen
Steven Rosen

5:00 PM Benefit Reception
6:15 PM Awards Ceremony & Live Auction
7:00 PM US Open Matches, Arthur Ashe Stadium

Business Casual Attire
Event is rain or shine

Please RSVP by Friday, August 9, 2019
For further information, please contact Ashley Thimm at (212) 360-8185 or Events@CityParksFoundation.org.

BENEFIT TICKETS & DONATIONS

PRESIDENT’S SUITE SPONSOR – $25,000 (limited availability)
Formal invitation from the USTA for 10 guests to view US Open evening matches from the President’s Suite
10 attendees for the Benefit Reception
Full-page ad in prime placement in the printed program
Recognition from the podium

PREMIUM COURTSIDE SPONSOR – $12,500
8 Premium Courtside tickets to US Open evening matches in Arthur Ashe Stadium
8 attendees for the Benefit Reception
Full-page ad in the printed program

PREMIUM LOGE SPONSOR – $3,500
4 Premium Loge tickets to US Open evening matches in Arthur Ashe Stadium
4 attendees for the Benefit Reception
Half-page ad in the printed program

PRESIDENT’S SUITE SINGLE SPONSOR – $2,500 (limited availability)
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 – $1,200
1 Courtside ticket to US Open evening matches in Arthur Ashe Stadium
1 attendee for the Benefit Reception
Limit 2 per person

LOGE SINGLE SPONSOR – $700
1 Loge ticket to US Open evening matches in Arthur Ashe Stadium
1 attendee for the Benefit Reception
Limit 2 per person

Program Ads
$1,000 – Full-Page (5”x8”)
$750 – Half-Page (5”x3.875”)

Submit ads as high-resolution, full color, PDF or JPEG files to Ashley Thimm at AThimm@CityParksFoundation.org. Ads must be received by Friday, August 9, 2019.

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 Friday, August 9, 2019 will be listed in the printed program.

For more information—and to RSVP early to guarantee the best seats—please contact Ashley Thimm at (212) 360-8185 or AThimm@CityParksFoundation.org

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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