New York, NY (PRWEB) August 26, 2014
The International Tennis Federation just announced that Israel will sadly not be able to host the upcoming Davis Cup home tie against Argentina due to security concerns in the region (http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireStory/israel-argentina-davis-cup-tie-moved-florida-24996880) Instead, the neutral venue of Sunrise, Florida was chosen to host the tie set for the weekend of September 12 -14. The Sunrise Tennis Club is the former site of the ATP's BMW Tennis Championship from 2004 - 2010.
Given the difficult circumstances that the citizens of Israel have endured this summer, the Davis Cup tie represents a ray of sunshine during these devastating times. The competition is a rare and exciting opportunity for Americans to express solidarity for Israel and cheer on the team to victory.
Every member of the Israeli contingent are players who honed their tennis skills at various Israel Tennis Centers throughout Israel. They include:
•Dudi Sela, currently the top ranked singles player in Israel, who grew up in Kiryat Shmona and trained in Ramat Hasharon. He has had a string of recent victories, making it to the final of the ATP tournament last month in Atlanta;
•Yoni Erlich and Andy Ram, from ITC-Haifa & ITC-Jerusalem and 2008 Australian Open doubles champions, who train at the ITC-Ramat Hasharon;
•Amir Weintraub, 8-time ITF winner, who spent his youth at the ITC-Jaffa.
Tickets for this important competition are currently available, but seating is limited. To demonstrate your solidarity with the Israeli team and nation, interested tennis fans, ITC donors and supporters of Israel can order tickets by contacting ITC Director of Development, Yoni Yair, 954-480-6333 or yyair(at)israeltenniscenters(dot)org. You can also show your support by forwarding this email to as many friends as possible.
About the Israel Tennis Centers Foundation:
The Israel Tennis Centers Foundation (ITC) is a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization that has worked since 1976 to help Israeli youth develop life skills through the medium of sport. The ITC serves over 20,000 children annually, many of them from disadvantaged neighborhoods or outlying development towns throughout Israel. The ITC’s 14 centers stretch from Kiryat Shmona on the Lebanese border in the North to Beer Sheva bordering the Negev Desert in the South. http://www.israeltenniscenters.org.
Jacqueline S. Glodstein
Vice President, Global Development
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