3rd Annual New York Tennis Tournament: Serving to Save Babies’ Lives
USTA Tennis Center , Flushing, New York
On Saturday, May 11, 2013, R Baby held our 3rd Annual New York Tennis Tournament. NY Tennis Chair Jason Pinsky grew the 2013 New York event to include a record number of sponsors with an increase in the number of teams and participants! Players arrived in the Bronx at 7 am to begin warm-ups and to participate in a lively Calcutta auction where more than $228,000 was raised with $300,000 raised at the event overall. Once play began, players were treated to between match stretching sessions donated by Dr. Greg Shure of Madison Square Wellness and participants were given T-shirts and hats generously provided by Solfire. R Baby towels were donated for both events by Its Personal by Ali.
Competition was fierce and included some of the top players and business leaders in the area including Bill Ackman of Pershing Square, Pablo Salame of Goldman Sachs, Philippe Laffont of Coatue, Anthony Malkin of Malkin Properties, Barry Sternlicht of Starwood Capital, John Bader of Halcyon and R Baby Executive Board Member Bruce Richards of Marathon Asset Management. James Wasserman and Vasko Mladenov ultimately triumphed in the finals against Larry Penn and Steve Bass. Top sponsors for the event included Bloomberg, Reed Smith, Citco, Houlihan Lokey, Coatue and Northpoint. There were many additional generous top business leaders and pros that contributed to the great success of this event.
Additional sponsors included: UBS, Ernst & Young, Pine Brook, American Business, Jeffrey Appel, Anthony Edward Malkin, American Business, O-Diesel Fitness Studio, Holbird Sports and Its Personal by Ali.
Thank you to Jason Pinsky for all of his work to make this event such a tremendous success!