Dmitry Druzhinsky notes that, “From the beginning, MatchPoint NYC was intended to be more than just a basic health center. Our approach has been to make it into a community hub, a kind of athletic village where Brooklyn residents can socialize, compete and collaborate.” A sampling of the functions held at MatchPoint NYC include the 2015 Johnny Ray Memorial Pro Wall Ball Tournament, using leaders from Brooklyn and the Bronx to raise awareness of public health and youth empowerment; the Say No to Bullying! Fitness Day with celebrated tennis star and Olympic medalist, Dinara Safina; and the New York Tennis Tournament which has taken place annually at MatchPoint NYC since 2014. Wall Street bigwigs including Jon Bader, Bruce Richards, Rob Pohly, Jeremy Mindich, Dax Vlassis and Bill Ackman come together annually to compete in what New York Tennis Magazine called “one of the top tennis charity events around, and… one of the biggest and most successful events put on by the R Baby Foundation.” The event has raised more than $500,000 in only two years being held at MatchPoint NYC, money that will help improve infant medical care via a range of hospital programs featuring telemedicine with pediatric experts, mobile simulation training program and events.
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