CITI OPEN 2013
Raonic Supports 'Emirates Returns' In Washington D.C.
Washington D.C., U.S.A.
by ATP Staff|
Milos Raonic joined the ribbon cutting festivities Monday at the King Greenleaf Recreation Center in Washington D.C., where he assisted with the Emirates Returns youth clinic on the refurbished tennis courts.
“It was great for me to be a part of the Emirates Returns program in Washington D.C. today,” said the Canadian, who is making his Citi Open debut this week. “Investing in junior programs and facilities like this is the fastest way to continue to grow the game at the youngest levels, and I hope to see more courts like this.”
Emirates Returns aims to provide underserved youth with access to the sport of tennis. Throughout the Emirates Airline US Open Series and at the US Open, Emirates is conducting tennis clinics and making charitable donations of cash and new equipment to local organisations to help fund tennis and educational programming.
For the Citi Open, Emirates Returns supported the refurbishment of the five tennis courts at the King Greenleaf Recreation Center, made a $5,000 donation in equipment to the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation and awarded a $15,000 grant to the Southeast Tennis and Learning Center.