USTA Foundation raises $1.1 million

August 29, 2017

August 29, 2017 — The USTA Foundation, the national charitable arm of the USTA, raised more than $1.1 million from its 17th annual Opening Night Gala at the US Open on Monday night to continue its mission to fund tennis and education programming for more than 350 National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) community programs across the country.

Hosted by Alec Baldwin and Martina Navratilova, the Gala featured more than 100 top-tier donors and celebrities in the Arthur Ashe Stadium President’s Suite Monday night. Among the items auctioned to raise funds were three, one-hour hitting sessions with Martina Navratilova, which went to Baldwin, Katie Couric and Shaun T, for a total of $63,000.