Foxwoods supports Authur Ashe Youth effort

Foxwoods Casino Philadelphia is donating its booth at Sunday’sPhiladelphia Bike Race to Arthur Ashe Youth Tennis and Education.

Foxwoods donated $100,000 when the race was threatened with cancellation, and in return, was offered the use of a “prominently located” exhibition booth during the race, said spokeswoman Maureen Garrity. “In keeping with our commitment to charitable causes for underprivileged children, Foxwoods has donated this exhibition space to Arthur Ashe Youth Tennis and Education to promote their efforts to create opportunities to improve the quality of life of young people through tennis and education,” Garrity said.

According to their website, Arthur Ashe Youth Tennis and Education “annually provides qualified instructors, equipment and positive opportunities to more than 8,500 children, most of whom participate at little or no cost through the AfterSchool and Community Programs, The Arthur Ashe Youth Tennis and Education Center indoor programs and the National Junior Tennis League’s outdoor summer program. Using tennis as the vehicle, the programs teach positive, rewarding lessons, building confidence and providing a framework of personal discipline. In addition, AAYTE offers a safe haven for children during after-school hours and summer breaks,  when they are most vulnerable to drugs, crime and violence.”

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