Coney Island, a region usually missing in leisure infrastructure, now has one of Brooklyn’s latest and most prevalent facilities, MatchPoint NYC. Enthused by his aspiration for athletics and pledge to South Brooklyn, businessperson Dmitry Druzhinsky co-founded the indulgent sports center in 2013 after noticing a solid need in his community. Druzhinsky’s keenness to providing New York’s leading fitness experience has caused in the complex becoming the preferred site of families, professional athletes, charity events, and world-class tournaments.
MatchPoint NYC once gain brought in the R Baby Foundation’s annual tennis tournament, the second year in a row the facility has hosted the event. The venue’s co-founder, Dmitry Druzhinsky noted that over $250,000 was raised at the tournament, which welcomed tennis professionals and Wall Street’s leading financers.
Dmitry Druzhinsky explained that the R Baby Foundation is America’s foremost nonprofit organization saving infants’ lives through improved pediatric care. The organization has donated $8 million to hospital programs and saved more than one million lives in the process. Created by Jason Pinsky in 2010, the charity’s tennis tournament has since happened each annum. “Six years ago I saw the foundation was doing a golf event, and I suggested we should do a tennis event. 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.” Across 2015 and 2016, the Foundation is proud to have raised over $500,000 to assist childcare initiatives including telemedicine with pediatric experts, mobile simulation training programs, and seminars.
The lush sports center was co-founded by Dmitry Druzhinsky in 2013, after recognizing a deficiency of recreational infrastructure in the area. As a result of his dedication to club’s members, employees, and the community, the complex has rapidly become the preferred venue for families, professional athletes, and cause related charity events. “They are great to work with,” said Darren Port, CEO of Powered by Professionals and one of the runners of this year’s tournament, “He has gone the extra mile to invite us to work with them, and that has helped make the event really outstanding in the two years we have had it here. The foundation does an extraordinary job in keeping its expenses nominal to make sure that the funds raised goes towards the cause, and MatchPoint’s kindness helps make that possible.”