Results tagged as "tennis"

  • Washington Abuzz with Citi Open Tennis Tournament

    By Candi Wolff, EVP and Head of Global Government Affairs, Citi July 30, 2013 09:50 AM

    The Citi Open tennis tournament kicked off this past weekend, and Washington is enjoying some exciting tennis action! Citi is proud to once again sponsor this renowned tournament, which has become a summer sports staple in the DC-area for the past 45 years. And the 2013 Citi Open tournament promises to be the best yet.

    First and foremost, the Citi Open tennis tournament offers world renowned tennis as one of only 11 elite Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) World Tour 500-level events worldwide and the only one held in the United States. In addition, the Citi Open tournament features a Women's Tennis Association (WTA) International Tournament, which provides fans the opportunity to watch simultaneous competitions of men's, women's, and doubles' tennis throughout the event.

    The Citi Open tournament features plenty of off-the-court fun, including food and wine tastings, events celebrating military, veterans, first responders, and their families, a chef challenge, prizes, and more.

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  • Citi Open Tennis Tournament - Helping At-Risk Youth Both On and Off the Court

    By John Breaux, Former United States Senator and Vice President of Facilities, Washington Tennis and Education Foundation August 01, 2012 09:00 AM

    Washingtonians have long marked the peak of summer with an annual tennis tournament, drawing high profile players to compete under the sweltering DC sun. We are again in the midst of the Citi Open, which began July 28 and will run through August 4, at the William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center in Rock Creek Park. With Citi taking over as the tournament's title sponsor, we have seen the event grow both on and off the court this year.

    Proceeds from the Citi Open benefit the Washington Tennis and Education Foundation (WTEF), a non-profit organization designed to provide academic enrichment, supplemented by tennis and life skills, to at-risk Washington, DC youth.

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