NEW YORK – The 27th Annual NYJTL (NY Junior Tennis & Learning) Luncheon honored tennis icon Billie Jean King and Clay Hamlin, corporate citizen, CITRS founder and champion for character development. NYJTL President and CEO Deborah Antoine announced that the CITRS curriculum was introduced in September in 20 New York City schools where NYJTL operates after school education programs. NYJTL is the largest nonprofit organization dedicated to tennis and learning in the United States, offering comprehensive school and community programs throughout New York City and reaching 100,000 children each year.
The luncheon featured a special video on Hamlin (see Clay Hamlin/NYJTL video here). With 500 plus people attending, the sold-out luncheon included Master of Ceremonies, Maurice DuBois (award winning journalist and co-anchor of CBS-2 News); Honorary Chairs David Dinkins, Jeanne Moutoussamay-Ashe, and Jon Vegosen; Sotheby’s Auctioneer Jamie Ritchie; and Commissioner Jeanne Mullgrav (NYC Department of Youth and Community Development).
Hamlin joined the ranks of past “Leadership Award Recipients” that include Hon. David N. Dinkins, Arthur Ashe, Jim Courier, Lewis “Skip” Hartman, and John McEnroe.