The R Baby Foundation is America’s first and only charity organization with the goal of saving infants’ lives by improving pediatric care, and to date, has given $8 million to hospital programs and saved more than one million lives. The nonprofit’s annual tennis tournament was formed in 2010 by Jason Pinsky, “Six years ago I saw the foundation was doing a golf event, and I suggested we should do a tennis event,” he said. “The first year was sort of a test and it went well, and the demand has been high ever since. We bring together a great group of competitive guys for a great cause.” Dmitry Druzhinsky notes that the Foundation has raised over $500,000 in 2015 and 2016, going towards initiatives including telemedicine with pediatric experts, mobile simulation training programs, and also events.
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On Saturday, April 16, R Baby Foundation’s annual tennis tournament took place at MatchPointNYC for the second year in a row. The center’s co-founder, Dmitry Druzhinsky is happy to disclose that more than $250,000 was raised at the event, which brought in tennis professionals and Wall Street’s leading financers.
Politicians, business leaders, media professionals, celebrities, and sports fans gather once a year to watch the fast-paced competition. In 2015 local leaders from Brooklyn and the Bronx began smashing the ball to the wall in the Johnny Ray Memorial Pro Wall Ball Tournament at MatchPoint NYC. Dmitry Druzhinsky notes that the cross-town rivalry is led by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and serves to engage inner-city and under-served youth in physical activity, and benefit the U.S. Wall Ball Association’s initiatives for education, anti-violence and anti-obesity. Founded in 2012, the tournament celebrates the life of Jonathan Ray, the late brother of the USWA CEO, and inspiration behind the creation of the association. Dmitry is honored to support organizations that promote a healthy lifestyle to complex.
Dmitry Druzhinsky and the working staff of MatchPoint NYC are extremely happy to offer numerous activities and provide a suitable venue for displaying sporting excellence. The aquatic director for MatchPoint, Konstantin Petrov, is a bright athlete with a Bronze medal from the Olympics and the European Championships Gold medals. The swimming team trains in a twelve-monthly personalized schedule to help athletes achieve their best performance. Erstwhile events also included the International Sambo Championship that watched contestants from different parts of the world. Associating with the American Amateur Sambo Federation (AASF), MatchPoint NYC looks forward to be the most suitable venue for more than ten nations sending athletes to participate in their Sambo, Judo, or mixed martial arts events. In the swanky tennis facility, MatchPoint NYC offers the world-class junior tournament training system, a plan restricted to national and international players who are top-ranked players. Offering personalised training, demanding drills, match play, mental training, and top-notch sporting events, for both youth and adults, MatchPoint NYC is the leading fitness center in the area.