In the morning, musical acts such as Sweet Suspense, Alessia Cara, Carson Lueders and Forever In Your Mind performed live at the Hess Festival Stage for attendees.
When Arthur Ashe was growing up he focused on more than just tennis. He learned from his mentors the importance of working hard and always learning, whether in school, sports, or life--a value he held dear for the rest of his life. He believed in investing in youth and AAKD is a wonderful outgrowth of his legacy promoting tennis, education, healthy activities, and family fun.
Proceeds from Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day benefit the USTA Foundation which helps fund the National Junior Tennis & Learning Network (NJTL), a nationwide group of more than 500 nonprofit youth-development organizations that provide free or low-cost tennis, education and life-skills programming to more than 225,000 children each year, founded 45 years ago by Arthur Ashe, Charlie Pasarell and Sheridan Snyder.