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.
Druzhinsky’s MatchPointNYC Inspiring Underserved Youth
by Dima Druzhinsky ⋅