Marc Powers (left) and Rob Pohly (second from left) won the 7th Annual R Baby New York Tennis Tournament.
R Baby Foundation hosted its seventh annual New York Tennis Tournament: Serving to Save Babies’ Lives on Saturday at MatchPoint NYC in Brooklyn, as twenty-four doubles teams came together for a competitive day of tennis and to raise money for great cause.
Featuring a number of top players from the Business and Finance industry as well as plenty of former top college and professional players, the event showcased an incredibly high-level of tennis throughout the day. There was a Calcutta Auction which helped raise $250,000 for pediatric emergency care for babies and children in the northeast.
In all, the event has raised more than $1.75 million in its seven years.
“Having this event here is great,” said Nino Muhatasov, MatchPoint Co-Founder. “I am glad that we can help out the R Baby Foundation and host this event to raise money for children. We always like to host charity events and do what we can do help out others.”
The tournament finals would come down to Rob Pohly and Marc Powers, two former number one players for Yale University, against Tim Main and Ryan Thacher. Pohly and Powers got a key break mid-way through the set and made it stand up, as the pair went on to win 6-4 and claim the title.
"We are deeply moved by the generosity and commitment of the local business leaders who continue to support us," said Phyllis Rabinowitz, who, along with her husband, Andrew, started the R Baby Foundation in 2006. "This event alone accounts for a significant portion of the impact we have made in the past seven years to ensuring that all babies receive the best possible healthcare, regardless of what ER they go to."
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