Volunteer at the Arthur Ashe Legacy Booth | 2022 U.S. Tennis Open

Mon 8/22 • 9PM - Sun 9/11 • 8:59PM PDT

USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center • Flushing NY

After a two-year hiatus, the UCLA Alumni Association invites you to volunteer at UCLA’s Arthur Ashe Legacy booth at the 2022 U.S. Open in New York. This yearly tradition brings more than 50 UCLA alumni and friends together as ambassadors at the booth, which attracts hundreds of spectators eager to learn more about the impact Arthur Ashe '66 had in the tennis community and beyond. The booth highlights Ashe’s life, which was devoted to social justice, civil rights, health and education. In 1968, he co-founded the National Junior Tennis & Learning Network, which brings tennis and educational opportunities to youth. In addition to his humanitarian and philanthropic endeavors, Ashe was also the first African-American male athlete ever to win the U.S. Open, Australian Open and Wimbledon. Our goal is to educate visitors on the legacy of Arthur Ashe through educational resources such as stories, brochures and historical coloring books. In addition to raising awareness, merchandise is sold at the booth which supports the work of UCLA’s Arthur Ashe Legacy fund. This year we’re excited to announce our partnership with Sonia O’Mara Art and Design, who will provide the theme of this year’s sale items. New York Artist Sonia O'Mara is a graduate of UCLA, as well as the National Academy of Fine Arts in New York.

Join us this summer and experience one of the most prestigious tennis events in the country while making a positive impact in sharing Ashe's story.

Dates:
Tuesday, Aug. 23 – Sunday, Sept. 11

Location:
USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center Flushing Meadow — Corona Park Flushing, NY 11368

Times:
Between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. (or when the last match concludes)

Time Commitment:
Volunteers must be able to commit for a minimum of three four-hour shifts, which can be spread over the two-week duration of the tournament. Shifts generally run in four-hour increments.

Orientation and Training:
An informational meeting with UCLA professor and director of the Arthur Ashe Legacy Project, Dr. Patricia A. Turner, and onsite manager, Mike ONeal '87, will provide volunteers with more insight on Arthur Ashe's many contributions as an activist, athlete and world citizen. Volunteers are expected to familiarize themselves with the content. More information and details on orientation and training will be provided in mid-July.

Attire and Meals:
Volunteers will receive a T-Shirt and grounds access that must be worn at all times during shifts. A meal voucher will also be provided. Comfortable pants and shoes are recommended.

For any additional questions, please contact Kristine Werlinich at kwerlinich@support.ucla.edu.

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