The Harlem Junior Tennis and Education Program Gala

image009Time to serve up some food, fun and fundraising! The Harlem Junior Tennis and Education Program (HJTEP) is all set to celebrate its 43rd year of extraordinary service and dedication to its program participants on Monday, May 4, 2015.

image011This prestigious and exciting event brings together the best of the tennis world, including champion athletes, celebrities and gracious donors. Supporters and special guests include Robin Roberts, Lara Spencer, Dascha Polanco Jim Courier, Chris Fowler, Chris McKendry, Edwin Moses, Gigi Fernandez, Jane Geddes, Earl “The Pearl” Monroe, Deborah Roberts, David Dinkins, Patrick McEnroe and Wendy Hilliard. This year’s honorees will include Billie Jean King, Philip Lajaunie, Benjamin Doller, and Stanley Vickers. The emcee of the evening will be Bill Macatee of The Tennis Channel and CBS Sports.

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

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 Robin Roberts, Lara Spencer, Dascha Polanco, Jim Courier, Chris Fowler, Chris McKendry, Edwin Moses, Gigi Fernandez, Jane Geddes, Earl “The Pearl” Monroe, Deborah Roberts, David Dinkins, Patrick McEnroe and Wendy Hilliard.

With a 90% high school graduation rate, approximately 25% of HJTEP participants go on to be awarded college tennis scholarships. Some of the colleges our alumni have attended are Duke, Howard, Syracuse, Tulane, Harvard, Dartmouth, Columbia, Temple, Rutgers, Georgetown, New York University and many others.

 Monday, May 4, 2015 at 6:30pm

Guastavino’s, 409 East 59th Street, New York, New York

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Photo Credit: Susan Mullane, Camerawork USA

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