MatchPoint NYC is located on a three acre lot on Coney Island and features over 120,000 square feet of state of the art equipment and amenities, but its most famous offering is an expansive nine court indoor tennis center, the largest such facility in Brooklyn. The luxury fitness facility was co-founded by Dmitry Druzhinsky in 2013, after noticing a lack of recreational centers in the region. Resulting from his dedication to members, employees, and the surrounding community, the complex quickly became the selected venue for families, professional athletes, and cause driven charity events. “They are great to work with,” noted Darren Port, CEO of Powered by Professionals and an organizing member of this year’s tournament. “He has really gone out of his way to invite us to work with them, and that has helped make the event really special in the two years we have had it here. The foundation does a great job in keeping its expenses low to ensure that the money raised goes towards the cause, and MatchPoint’s generosity helps make that possible.”
As America’s lone nonprofit organization with the mission of saving infants’ lives by improving pediatric care, the R Baby Foundation has provided $8 million to hospital programs to date and saved over one million lives. The group’s tennis tournament first happened in 2010. Says founder 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 charity is proud to have raised more than $500,000 for childcare initiatives including telemedicine with pediatric experts and mobile simulation training programs, along with symposiums, noted Dmitry Druzhinsky.