Morrison Cohen Sponsors 2017 World Tennis Day Event Benefiting USTA Foundation
March 14, 2017 – Morrison Cohen and Partner Y. David Scharf, who is the U.S. Tennis Association Foundation’s Vice President of the Board of Directors, sponsored the BNP Paribas Showdown at Madison Square Garden on March 6, 2017. The Showdown featured exhibition matches between Juan Martin del Potro and Kei Nishikori; Venus Williams and reigning French Open champion, Garbiñe Muguruza; a legends matchup with Andy Roddick and Lleyton Hewitt; and a match between Nick Kyrgios and Jack Sock, two exciting young stars on the rise.
The Showdown was the highlight of 2017 World Tennis Day, which was launched in 2013 with the goal of promoting the sport of tennis and increasing tennis participation among young players around the globe.
The USTA Foundation supports programs nationwide that leverage tennis, education and life skills to prepare under-resourced youth for college and beyond. Raising $25 million to date, the Foundation has benefitted more than 225,000 children and adults through tennis, education, and health programs and college scholarships.
The showdown was featured on Vogue.com where David was mentioned for playing with Juan Martin del Potro.