Coney Island, an area mostly short of recreational infrastructure, now has one of Brooklyn’s latest and most remarkable facilities, MatchPoint NYC. Driven by his desire for sports and promise to South Brooklyn, entrepreneur Dmitry Druzhinsky co-founded the upmarket sports center in 2013 after noting a solid need in his community. Druzhinsky’s drive to delivering New York’s renowned fitness experience has led to the complex becoming the ideal site of families, professional sportspersons, charity events, and world-class tournaments.
The R Baby Foundation, says Dmitry Druzhinsky, is America’s first and only nonprofit organization saving infants’ lives by improving pediatric care. The charity has provided $8 million to date for hospital programs and saved more than one million infants. The charitable tennis tournament was founded originally in 2010, by Jason Pinsky, “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.” In 2015 and 2016, the Foundation raised an astonishingly high amount, over $500,000 for childcare initiatives, funding telemedicine with pediatric experts, mobile simulation training programs, and even symposiums for professionals.
On Saturday, April 16, The R Baby Foundation’s acclaimed fundraising tennis tournament came to MatchPointNYC for the second year in a row. The facility’s co-founder, Dmitry Druzhinsky, was happy to explain that the event raised over $250,000, and featured tennis professionals and Wall Street’s big-name financers.
Dmitry Druzhinsky, co-founder of the affluent health and fitness complex MatchPoint NYC, understands the constructive effect philanthropic actions can have on a society in need of support. By working with local charities and public welfare plans, the entrepreneur offers fundamental support for schools, hospitals, and at-risk youth. Druzhinsky states that by giving his expendable time, services, and resources, copious number of lives across New York City can be upgraded.