| By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

New York Junior Tennis & Learning (NYJTL) will hold its Annual Summer Gala with the Stars—a celebration featuring music, dancing, dining, gondola rides and magicians—at The Boathouse in Central Park on Wednesday, Aug. 12. The Summer Gala begins at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, followed by a buffet dinner at 7:00 p.m.

The event, which last year drew 500 attendees from the young corporate community, raises funds to support NYJTL’s programs and make a difference in the lives of children across New York City.

The benefit, chaired by Jacqueline Corba, Sumit Nihalani and Brian O’Connor, includes amazing raffles (including tickets donated by Delta), a silent auction, tarot readings, magicians, caricaturists, and much more.

NYJTL was founded in 1971 (then, as New York Junior Tennis League) by Arthur Ashe and Chairman Emeritus Lewis “Skip” Hartman. 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 in New York City. The experience and culture of tennis, along with academic support services, have helped hundreds of thousands of young people improve their performance in school and raise their aspirations, inspiring success both on and off the court.

Click here for more information on tickets to the NYJTL's Annual Summer Gala with the Stars.