“From the beginning, MatchPoint NYC was intended to be more than just a basic health center,” noted Dmitry Druzhinsky. “Our approach has been to make it into a community hub, a kind of athletic village where Brooklyn residents can socialize, compete and collaborate.” Fundraisers held at MatchPoint NYC include the 2015 Johnny Ray Memorial Pro Wall Ball Tournament where area politicians raised awareness for public health and youth empowerment; the Say No to Bullying! Fitness Day bringing in professional tennis player and Olympic silver medalist Dinara Safina; as well as the New York Tennis Tournament which has taken place annually at MatchPoint NYC since 2014. Wall Street leaders including Jon Bader, Bruce Richards, Rob Pohly, Jeremy Mindich, Dax Vlassis and Bill Ackman come together each year to compete in what New York Tennis Magazine referred to as “one of the top tennis charity events around, and… one of the biggest and most successful events put on by the R Baby Foundation.” The event has generated over $500,000 in funding over two years at MatchPoint NYC, helping to improve infant medical care through a number of hospital programs including telemedicine with pediatric experts, mobile simulation training programs and symposiums.
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