It’s that time of year again! Queens is buzzing as we anticipate the start of the 2011 US Open at Flushing Meadows Park. Two days prior to kick-off, families can get in on all the excitement at the annual Arthur Ashe Kids Day!
On Saturday, August 27, kids will rule the tennis stadium as a variety of great performers, activities and events aim to introduce and immerse them in the sport.
This year kids will enjoy:
● A great show from talented performers including teen sensations Cody Simpson, Nickelodeon’s Fresh Beat Band, Action Item, Girls Night Out and many more!
● The opportunity to hit and play with some of the sports biggest names and pros including Andy Roddick.
● Autograph sessions with tennis superstars.
● Obstacle courses that teach running, balance and agility skills.
● Face painting
● A juggling workshop
● Hair braiding
● A tons more!
About Arthur Ashe Kids Day
Established in 1969 by Arthur Ashe to benefit the National Junior Tennis and Learning Network (NJTL), the mission of Arthur Ashe Kids Day is to develop the character of young people through tennis and education. With over 550 chapters across the country, NJTL participants have the opportunity to take part in many wonderful programs and services including tennis leadreship camps, essay and art contest, regional rallies, low cost insurance and much more.
Teach Your Kids About Arthur Ashe
Arthur Ashe was born on July 10, 1943 in Richmond, Virginia and is remembered for his excellence as a tennis player as well as his efforts to further social causes. He remains the only African American player ever to win the men’s singles title at Wimbledon, the Australian Open or the US Open. His legacy continues to have a positive effect on our society.
Arthur Ashe Kids Day is one of the years most exciting events for Queens families and families who come from far and wide to experience the thrill of this day. Parents and children alike are guaranteed an experience they will not soon forget.
For tickets, a complete list of activities and to learn more visit Arthur Ashe Kids Day.
Jennie Abrams – Rosenberg