A MESSAGE FROM BILLIE JEAN KING IN SUPPORT OF CITYPARKS TENNIS

As Billie Jean King says, “These are the kids who live and breathe tennis, who, with your support, still hope for the chance to make their high school team or earn a college scholarship.” While we are unable to hold our annual Tennis Benefit at the US Open this year due to the pandemic, we still need your support to keep CityParks Tennis, the largest municipal tennis program in the country, free for all. In lieu of buying benefit tickets to attend the US Open this year, we ask that you make a contribution to support the development of our young players and consider bidding on game of doubles with Ben Stiller and Hank Azaria, our Miami Open Finals VIP Experience + Meet and Greet with James Blake or Choice of Courtside seats at the 2021 US Open Championships featured in our tennis auction on Charity Buzz.

In spite of the challenges this summer, we remained determined to offer limited programs for kids to safely get out of the house and into our parks to play, compete, and learn. We restructured our CityParks Tennis program to follow all COVID-19 safety protocols and were able to offer hundreds of kids opportunities for match play and drills to hone skills and build competition endurance. We fully expect to be back at full capacity next summer.

The impact of the virus on the communities we serve has made our free programs more important than ever. Please join Billie Jean King in support of City Parks Foundation—any amount will make a difference.

 

 

I SUPPORT FREE TENNIS FOR KIDS!

 

PLACE YOUR TENNIS AUCTION BID NOW

The competition isn’t only on the court–our online tennis auction is LIVE! 

Don’t miss your chance to watch the 2021 US Open from Billie Jean King’s private suite and meet the tennis legend, a chance to play doubles with Ben Stiller and Hank Azaria in Westchester, attend the Miami Open Finals as a VIP guest in the Lacoste luxury suite to watch the Men’s Finals, and more! Place your winning bid now!

WITH GRATITUDE TO OUR SUPPORTERS

All gifts of $500 and above will receive recognition on our website.

 

GRAND SLAM CHAMPIONS

Victoria & Scott Cerullo
The Rosen Family
Anonymous donors

 

MAJOR CHAMPIONS

Apollo Jets LLC
Dan Cahill
Ellen Dunkin
Luis Garza MD
Jo Ann & Bob Litwin
Jakyung & Eric Planey
David Rosen
Steven Rosen
Robin & Steven Rotter
Karen & Steve Rubin
William & Joyce O’Neil Charitable Trust,
Hollis F. Russell and John C. Crabill, Trustees
Anonymous donor

 

City Parks Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) organization.
No goods or services will be provided in exchange for your donation; gifts may be contributed through your Donor Advised Fund.

BENEFIT COMMITTEE

Stephen BerlinerCarol Rosen LieberBob LitwinRoland MerchantElise MerhigeSteve OwensEric PlaneyAdam L. RosenSteven Rosen