The Miami Open presented by Itaú will hold the third edition of its successful ‘MIAMI OPEN UNITES’ Campaign for a day on giving back in South Florida on Monday, March 20, 2023. This day of service brings together ATP and WTA players, Miami Open staff, and volunteers to help South Florida’s most vulnerable in various philanthropic initiatives across Miami-Dade County.
ATP, WTA, Miami Open and Hologic are thrilled to also be able to show support with a financial contribution to each participating organization.
The iternarray is as follows. In the morning volunteers will assist Rebuilding Together in rehabilitating the home of Miami-Dade County’s veteran, Thomas Coates, retired Air Force E6 Sergeant. The players will paint and landscape, providing much-needed assistance to the organization. For more information on Rebuild Together, go to https://rebuildingtogether.org/ and @RebldgTogthr
Players and volunteers will also participate at The Humane Society of Greater Miami and will help groom animals, increasing their chances of adoption. The initiative aims to create a better life for the animals that need care and love. For more information the Humane Society of Greater Miami, go to http://www.humanesocietymiami.org/and @HumaneMiami
Players will also help plant seedlings at Health in the Hood’s community garden, with all produce grown distributed free-of-charge to families, local food pantries, churches, and community centers. For more information on Health in the Hood, go to www.healthinthehood.org/ and @HealthInThehood
Players will also participate in the Big Brothers Big Sisters’ First Serve Miami Clinic at the Moore Park Tennis Center, founded by Miami Open founder Butch Buchholz and tennis legend Arthur Ashe. The clinic is designed to ignite the potential of at-risk youth (Littles) by matching them with committed adult mentors (Bigs). For more info go to www.bbbsmiami.org and www.firstservemiami.org
The Miami Rescue Mission will also receive players’ support to prep meals as they serve dinner to those living at the shelter, providing much-needed assistance to the homeless of South Florida. This effort is also being sponsored by Hologic and will have employees on-site to volunteer support. For more information on The Caring Place at the Miami Rescue Mission, go to www.caringplace.org
“We are thrilled to hold the third edition of MIAMI OPEN UNITES,” said Miami Open’s Tournament Director, James Blake. “This initiative brings our players and volunteers together to make a positive impact on our community, showing that we all can make a difference when we unite for a common cause. It is truly a favorite initiative for both the players and staff.”
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