Million Dollar Night!

On Saturday, September 17th, LEGACY friends and supporters came together to raise more than $1 MILLION DOLLARS at our Annual LEGACY Benefit, honoring our long-time supporter and Board Member, Alan Lindy. We could not have reached this monumental result without Alan, the Lindy Family and friends. Alan’s beautiful grandchildren helped us dedicate a banner to their “Mensch” that will now hang proudly in the LEGACY Center. We were also thrilled to have MaliVai Washington, our special guest, who received the LEGACY Leadership Award. Mal’s presence and remarks were inspirational!

In 2022, LEGACY celebrates 70 years as Champions for Children. We have been recognizing the milestone all year, but it was truly special to formally commemorate the achievement at the Benefit surrounded by friends and family. We continue to provide FREE and low-cost tennis and educational programs throughout the city of Philadelphia in parks, schools, community centers, and at our flagship LEGACY Center in East Falls for thousands of deserving youth.

Our deepest appreciation.

To everyone that attended, sponsored, volunteered, or supported the event in any way – you are remarkable. More than $1 MILLION was raised for our incredibly deserving kids thanks to you, your heart, and hard work. Simply put, thank you.

Thank You to Our Sponsors:

PRESENTING
Alan Lindy

GRANDSLAM
Elaine Lindy
Frank Lindy

CHAMPION
Firstrust Bank
The Maguire Foundation
Meridian Capital Group, LLC
Thomas Jefferson University

TOPSEED
The Borowsky Family
Morning Sky Capital
PMC Property Group
Irene and Fred Shabel

CHALLENGER
Altman Management Company, LLC
Blank Rome LLP and Heather and Grant Palmer
Brasler Family
Bill and Laura Buck
Cozen O’Connor
Drexel University
James Fernberger and Mary Walto
Fischer Cunnane & Associates Ltd
Glenmede
Bruce and Judi Goodman
Greystone
Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP
Cathy Lindy
Lindy Communities
Robert L Lowe, Sr. Foundation
Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox LLP and Jonathan Spergel, Esq.
Media Copy
Odell Studner
Post Brothers
Scully Company
Shinehouse Family and Atlantic Financial Advisory Partners
Stursberg & Fine
United States Tennis Association
USTA Middle States
Wells Fargo Advisors

COMPETITOR
Armanino LLP
The Max and Elyse Berger DAF Fund
Amy Branch and Jeff Benoliel
Campus Apartments
CBRE
Mollie Elkman
Federation Housing, Inc.
FTS Flooring, LLC
Kalos, Hutchings & Company, LLC
Dan and Cathy Kaufman
Stephen Klein
Kohn, Swift & Graf, P.C.
Medical Optometry America
Amy and Richard Oller
Pincus Elevator Company
Caryn Karmatz Rudy and Lee Rudy
Salus University
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, LLP
Savett Family Foundation
Lynne and Steve Savran
Stanley-Laman
Westover Companies

TABLE SPONSORS
Leslie Benoliel and L. Alexander Hamilton, III
Sebastien Lundy-Thomas and Geoffrey Thomas
Donna Murasko

FRIEND
4 Walls / Respage
Alterra Property Group, LLC
CleanTech
Cohen Marraccini LLC
Cooper Roofing
Forman Signs
Gebroe Hammer Associates
Stephan and Donna Goldstein
Independence Blue Cross
Mark and Kelly Korman
Robert Levin, L-L Heating & Equipment Company
Morgan Family Foundation
Multi Housing Depot
Oberer Companies
Stacie Prieto
RestoreCore
Rich Energy Solutions, LLC
Robert and Janine Tabas
Tower Investments, Inc.
Janice Trope Endter
Jack Zoltak

A Special Thank You to:
201 Post, Inc
Alber-Haff
The Boston Beer Company
Boutique River Falls
CarVision
Communications Services & Support
The Creative Group
De Cecco USA
Mollie Elkman
Faust Design Arts
Fitch Electronics
Germantown Cricket Club
Gustine Recreation Center
Jefferson University
Karamoor Estate Vineyard & Winery
Josh Katz
Steven Katz
LAGOS
LF Driscoll
McGinn Security, Inc.
Neuman’s Kitchen
Melissa Orner
Philadelphia Water Department
The Phillies
Philly Transportation LLC
Polar Beverage
Pro Vision Productions, Inc.
Showorks Audio-Visual, Inc.
Fred Stein
Terlato Wines International
MaliVai Washington

Annual Benefit Honoring Alan Lindy

Celebrating 70 Years of LEGACY.

If you’ve been following us throughout the year, you know that we’ve been proudly celebrating our 70th year of LEGACY in 2022. We’ve had numerous occasions to celebrate, but the culminating event of the year will be our Annual Benefit at LEGACY Center on September 17th. The night will honor longtime LEGACY supporter and Board Member, Alan Lindy, and feature special guest MaliVai “Mal” Washington.

This is sure to be LEGACY’s biggest and most successful fundraiser yet. Help us take our impact further and better the lives of Philadelphia youth by joining us. You won’t want to miss this extra special evening!

Ticket sales are live! Grab your tickets here and mark your calendars

About Honoree Alan Lindy: For many years, Alan Lindyhas provided support and leadership to LEGACY, as well as to other business, civic and philanthropic endeavors. As a pillar of the LEGACY community, Alan serves as a long-time board member and our Treasurer Emeritus. Alan is also known for sponsoring summer campsites and hosting bus trips of LEGACYkids traveling to the US Open’s Arthur Ashe Kids Day in memory of his tennis partner, Bobby Wexler. LEGACY’s mission—especially supporting local youth challenged by an unlevel playing field—is very close to his heart.

About Special Guest MaliVai Washington: Mal Washington competed in the Wimbledon final in 1996, the first African-American male professional tennis player to reach a Grand Slam singles final since Arthur Ashe. That same year, he was named to the U.S. Olympic tennis team, becoming the first African-American to receive the honor. He is a winner of four ATP titles and achieved a career-high singles ranking of world No. 11. He is the founder of the theMaliVai Washington Youth Foundation, whose mission is to develop champions in classrooms, on tennis courts, and throughout communities. The organization has been delivering high-quality tennis and education programming since 1996. Mal is the owner of Diamond Life Real Estate.

American Tennis Association Nationals

One tradition we were proud to continue was a trip to Orlando, FL for the American Tennis Association National Championships, July 25 – July 31.

The event is an extremely historic and special experience, and we’re excited to share a little more on the experience from Coach Omosesan (Sesan) Adebamgbe:

The American Tennis Association (ATA) is the oldest organized black-run sporting event in the United States. Tennis was a predominantly white sport that excluded minorities. With that, a dozen black-owned tennis clubs across the country met and organized in 1916 to create a national event for black players to come together and showcase their skills.  Having been founded in 1916, ATA held its first national tournament in 1917 with a dozen black-owned clubs across the country. The event has run ever since, having many notable names pass through, such as Althea Gibson, Katrina Adams, Coco Gauff, and Arthur Ashe, just to name a few. 

Having played in this event myself as a junior, I was extremely excited to join the players and parents as a coach supporting them at such a historical event. We had five players go down and represent LEGACY, Kamora Helton, Leah Thomas, Samir Mouzon, Royce Goodman, and Yaquin (Manny) Coit-Johnson. We had a very strong showing, both Royce and Leah won their draws, Manny lost in the finals, and Royce & Samir won the boys’ 14 doubles final. Even though Kamora lost in the first round, she had a strong showing against her opponents. Overall, this was a successful trip where the Legacy kids showed out and represented themselves and the center with class. 

Leah won girls 14s, Royce won boys 14 B flight, Royce and Samir won 14s doubles draw.  Manny made it to boys 14s final D flight.
Net Generation Kids on Court Experience – US Open

We are excited to announce that LEGACY has been selected to participate in the Net Generation Kids On Court experience at the US Open on Tuesday, August 30th, 2022!

We are sending kids ages 7-10 years old to the best tournament in the world! Our LEGACY group will have a 10 minute on-court Red Ball demonstration in front of the US Open fans before one of the major matches that Tuesday. After the demonstration, the kids will receive a free ticket to the US Open for the day.

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