Special Event

CityParks Tennis Benefit
at the US Open Tennis Championships

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

USTA Tennis Center / Flushing Meadows-Corona Park

On Tuesday, August 28, 2018, City Parks Foundation will welcome guests to the US Open Championships to celebrate the CityParks Tennis Benefit.  This year we proudly honor Maurice R. Greenberg, Chairman of the Starr Foundation and tennis legend, Gigi Fernández with the Vitas Gerulaitis Community Service Award. This benefit dinner helps CPF provide free tennis instruction to kids in more than 36 parks throughout the five boroughs. The dinner includes premium tickets to attend US Open matches in Arthur Ashe that evening.

HONOREES

Maurice R. Greenberg

Chairman, The Starr Foundation

City Parks Foundation is proud to honor Maurice R. Greenberg, Chairman of The Starr Foundation and Chairman of Starr Companies, a global insurance and investment organization. Under Mr. Greenberg’s leadership, The Starr Foundation has grown to become one of the largest private foundations in the United States, making more than $3 billion in grants to support medicine and healthcare, education, human needs, public policy, culture and the environment since the Foundation was established in 1955. We are thrilled to present Mr. Greenberg with the Vitas Gerulaitis Community Service Award for his philanthropic commitment to improving lives in New York City, and especially for his support of CityParks Tennis, which reaches nearly 7,000 kids every summer, ensuring that free lessons and equipment are available to all.

Gigi Fernández

17-Time Grand Slam Champion and International Tennis Hall of Fame inductee

City Parks Foundation is thrilled to honor Gigi Fernández, one of the greatest doubles players in the history of the game reaching the world No. 1 ranking on her way to winning 17 Grand Slam doubles titles. A member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame and two-time Olympic Gold Medalist, she travels the country advocating for access to sports for all girls and shares her passion for tennis by helping kids develop the teamwork, communication, and sportsmanship skills that are the foundation of the art of doubles play. Dedicated to philanthropy and developing tennis in her native Puerto Rico, Ms. Fernández was named Puerto Rico’s Female Athlete of the Century and continues to head the Gigi Fernández Charitable Foundation which has donated more than a half-million dollars to charitable causes. Gigi Fernández embodies the ideals promoted by the CityParks Tennis program and we are honored to present her with the Vitas Gerulaitis Community Service Award.

Benefit Committee

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

5:00 PM Cocktails, the Overlook at the US Open
6:00 PM Dinner
7:00 US Open Matches, Arthur Ashe Stadium

Business Casual Attire
Event is rain or shine

Please RSVP by Tuesday, August 14, 2018
For further information, please contact Meagan Butler at (212) 360-8185 or events@cityparksfoundation.org.

BENEFIT TABLES & TICKETS

President’s Suite Sponsor — $25,000
Formal invitation from the USTA for 10 guests to view US Open evening matches from the President’s Suite (limited availability)
Premium table for 10 for dinner
Full-page ad in prime placement in the printed program
Recognition from the podium

Courtside Sponsor  $12,500
Priority table for 8 for dinner
8 Courtside tickets to US Open evening matches in Arthur Ashe Stadium
Full-page ad in the printed program

Loge Sponsor — $10,000
Table for 8 for dinner
8 Loge tickets to US Open evening matches in Arthur Ashe Stadium

President’s Suite Single Ticket — $2,500 each (limited availability)
Formal invitation from the USTA to view US Open evening matches from the President’s Suite
Premium seating for dinner

Individual Courtside Ticket  $1,200 each
Seating for dinner
1 Courtside ticket for US Open evening matches in Arthur Ashe Stadium
Limit 2 per person

Individual Loge Ticket — $600 each
Seating for dinner
1 Loge ticket for US Open evening matches in Arthur Ashe Stadium
Limit 2 per person

Contribution
I am unable to attend, but wish to make a fully tax deductible gift to support CityParks Tennis.

Journal 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 Meagan Butler at MButler@CityParksFoundation.org. Ads must be received by Thursday, August 9th.

All table and ticket purchases include entry to the cocktail reception, dinner, 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 Thursday, August 9th will be listed in the printed program. 

City Parks Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) organization. All but $250 of each ticket is tax-deductible. Donor Advised Funds may not be eligible for tickets or tables.

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