Harlem Junior Tennis And Education Program Gala (Photos)

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The Harlem Junior Tennis and Education Program (HJTEP) celebrated its 44th year of extraordinary service and dedication to its program participants on Monday, April 25, 2016.

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Guests enjoyed dinner, dancing and a premium auction with items that included autographed player memorabilia, US Open President’s box tickets, fine dining at local restaurants, Grand Slam packages, resort and spa packages, and much more. 

Photo credit: by Getty Images.

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