Todd Martin, CEO of the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum and Doug Conant, chairman of Avon Products and founder & CEO of Conant Leadership, were honored by the New York Junior Tennis & Learning (NYJTL), at NYJTL's recent 29th Annual Leadership Awards Luncheon at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City.
During the luncheon, NYJTL raised $1.7 million to complete the Cary Leeds Tennis & Learning Center in Crotona Park, the Bronx. The new tennis center will have a grand opening in April of 2015. A $27 million venture, it will have 10 indoor and 10 outdoor courts, as well as a state-of-the art clubhouse and learning complex.
Lewis “Skip” Hartman and Arthur Ashe founded NYJTL in 1971. NYJTL is now the largest non-profit youth tennis and educational program in the nation, serving 75,000 New York City youth in grades K-12. NYJTL’s mission is to develop the character of young people through tennis and education for a lifetime of success on and off the court. Through tennis, academic enrichment, healthy living, and character development programs, NYJTL teaches life skills to underserved youth.
Benefit Chairs for the 2014 NYJTL Leadership Awards Luncheon were Lawrence B. Benenson, partner and member with Benenson Capital Partners LLC; Peter L. Malkin, chairman emeritus ofm Empire State Realty Trust; and Polly Scott.
Lawrence B. Benenson, Ken Solomon, Larry Leeds, Deborah Antoine, Maurice DuBois, Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe, Dalia Leeds, Doug Conant, Todd Martin and Polly Scott at the NYJTL's 29th Annual Leadership Awards Luncheon