USTA Honors Arthur Ashe Legacy

Event has passed (Thu Nov 7, 2013 - Thu Nov 7, 2013)
San Francisco Design Center Showplace Galleria
6:30pm - 10pm
City, Award Ceremony
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Thursday, November 7, 2013
Galleria at The San Francisco Design Center

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cocktail Reception, Find Yourself in the Game video montage, presentation of local Beyond The Baseline community service honorees

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The “Signature Style of Tennis" Fashion Show, Raffle, DJ music, on stage interview by Michael Cooke and Belva Davis with Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe, tribute from former New York City Mayor David N. Dinkins, award presentation to Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe by former San Francisco Mayor Willie L. Brown

ATTIRE: Business/Cocktail


Please join the U.S. Tennis Association Northern California (USTA NorCal) and the Northern California Tennis Foundation as they present the inaugural Beyond The Baseline Icon Award to Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe for devoting her life to the legacy of her husband, tennis legend Arthur Ashe.
AWARD PRESENTER: Former San Francisco Mayor Willie L. Brown

TRIBUTE: Former New York Mayor David Dinkins

EVENT EMCEE: Lead NBC Announcer and "Voice of the San Francisco 49ers" Ted Robinson


• D.A. Abrams (Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, US Tennis Association)
• Katrina Adams (First Vice President, USTA Board; Exec Dir of Harlem Jr Tennis & Education Prog)
• Lance Anderson (Lance Anderson Design & Art Direction)
• Al Attles (former Golden State Warriors Head Coach)
• Vida Blue (Cy Young Award, All Star, MVP)
• Karin Buchholz (National Director of Community Outreach and Education, US Tennis Association)
• Arthur Carrington (Art Carrington Tennis Academy; Black American Tennis Historian)
• Rosie Casals (International Tennis Hall of Fame, Grand Slam Singles and Doubles Champion)
• Sada Chidambaram (Chairman, USTA Diversity & Inclusion Committee and Venture Capitalist)
• Caretha Coleman (Principal, Coleman Consulting & USTA NAt'l Diversity and Inclusion Committee)
• Michael Cooke (President, US Tennis Association Northern CA Board)
• Elizabeth Cookson (USTA Northern CA Tennis Hall of Fame)
• Bob Davis (Former CEO Arthur Ashe Safe Passage Foundation and Director, American Tennis Assoc)
• David N. Dinkins (Fmr Mayor, City of NY, Board Member - USTA Serves Foundation, New York Junior Tennis League and NYJTL Youth Centers, Inc.)
• Anne and Dick Gould (Director of Tennis, Stanford University)
• Lewis "Skip" Hartman (Founder and Chairman Emeritus, New York Junior Tennis League)
• Arif Khatib (President, Multi-Ethnic Sports Hall of Fame)
• Ronnie Lott (Consensus All-American, Pro Football Hall of Fame)
• Steve Luebe (Executive Director, USTA Northern California)
• Mackenzie "Mackie" McDonald (U.S. Open Qualifier)
• Linda Peltz (U.S. Tennis Association Northern CA Awards Committee)
• Charleston Pierce (Author, Fashion Show Director, Coach)
• Laxmi Poruri (Former Stanford #1, Indian-American tennis professional, WTA Tour)
• Lynne Rolley (Director of Tennis, Berkeley Tennis Club)
• Beth Schnitzer (Co-Founder, Spritz Interactive Marketing)
• Tony Silveria (US Tennis Association Northern CA Board of Directors)
• Bill Simons (Editor and Publisher, Inside Tennis Magazine)
• Sheriden Snyder (Chairman/CEO, BioCatalyst INt'l and Co-Founder, National Jr. Tennis League)
• Peter Wright (Men’s Head Tennis Coach, University of California at Berkeley)

Since 2008 the Arthur Ashe Learning Center in New York has been showcasing young people's achievements in service, academics and citizenship. Arthur's legacy has resulted in nearly a quarter of a million at-risk youth across the U.S. being in USTA National Junior Tennis and Learning programs (NJTL's). 2013 marks the 20th anniversary of Arthur's passing and to commemorate his vision of service to others. This event will also honor local tennis players, coaches and program leaders who make Northern California a better place by giving back to their own communities.

Beyond The Baseline means providing opportunity, access and resources to disadvantaged youth from all communities to enable them to play tennis and excel in academics through organized community tennis and education programs. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Northern California Tennis Foundation which aligns with this initiative.


  1. San Francisco Design Center Showplace Galleria
    101 Henry Adams St, San Francisco, CA