Monday, June 12, 2017

Local DMV Players to Compete to Play in Citi Open

From our friends at the Citi Open...

Local Players to Compete for Coveted Spot in Citi Open Tennis Tournament Qualifying Rounds

Wild Card Challenge to give DC, MD, VA and WV players opportunity to compete in tournament; Monumental Sports Network to exclusively broadcast competition on June 20

Local players will go head to head for the chance to win a coveted spot in the Citi Open Tennis Tournament qualifying rounds through the Citi Open Wild Card Challenge.

The Wild Card Challenge will be held June 17-20 - six weeks from the Citi Open - at the tournament grounds on Rock Creek Park Tennis Center. The winner of the men and women singles competition will each receive a Wild Card into the singles qualifying competition of the 2017 Citi Open Tennis Tournament. Winners of the qualifying rounds will then compete in the Main Draw of the tournament, in which tennis superstars Juan Martin del Potro, Gael Monfils, Dominic Thiem, John Isner and Monica Puig, have already committed.

For the first time, Monumental Sports Network will exclusively broadcast the Challenge’s semifinal and final rounds on June 20. Fans will be able to watch the Challenge live and on-demand all summer long on the digital sports platform.

WHAT: Citi Open Wild Card Challenge

WHO: Players aged 14+ who maintain residence in DC, Virginia, Maryland, and West Virginia

WHEN: June 17-20, 2017

WHERE: Rock Creek Park Tennis Center, 16th and Kennedy Streets, NW, Washington, DC 20011

About WTEF:
The Washington Tennis & Education Foundation (WTEF) is a premier educational and tennis organization for underserved children in Washington, DC. The mission of WTEF is to improve the life prospects of low-income, underserved children and youth in the District of Columbia through athletic and academic enrichment. We seek to keep children off city streets during out-of-school time in a safe environment they can trust. We also engage them in productive activities that teach discipline, build confidence, improve school performance, and encourage a healthy lifestyle. We empower our students to achieve their highest potential by helping them develop meaningful values and critical life skills that will lead them to make constructive life choices. WTEF builds life champions.

About Citi:
Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management.

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About Lagardère Sports:
Lagardère Sports is a leading sport marketing agency, with a global network of local experts dedicated to delivering innovative solutions that meet our clients’ needs. We believe sport inspires emotions and passion that are essential to enrich people’s lives and generate powerful collective experiences. At Lagardère Sports, we dedicate our expertise and passion to provide our clients with privileged access to the infinite opportunities of sports. Lagardère Sports is part of Lagardère Sports and Entertainment, a company with more than 1,600 employees worldwide and 50 years of experience.