UCLA Alumni
Honor and Share the Story of Arthur Ashe at the 2019 U.S. Open

With summer nearly upon us, the UCLA Alumni Association cordially invites you to volunteer at the 2019 U.S. Tennis Open, assisting with the Arthur Ashe Learning Center booth in New York City.

This yearly tradition brings more than 40 UCLA alumni and friends together to staff the booth, which attracts hundreds of spectators eager to learn more about the impact Arthur Ashe '66 had in the tennis community and beyond. The booth highlights various projects in which Ashe was involved with on and off the court, such as bringing tennis and educational opportunities to youth when he co-founded the National Junior Tennis & Learning network in 1968. In addition to his humanitarian and philanthropic endeavors, Ashe was also the first African-American male athlete ever to win the U.S. Open, Australian Open and Wimbledon.

Our goal is to educate visitors on the legacy of Arthur Ashe through educational resources such as stories, brochures and historical coloring books. Join us this summer from late August to early September. Experience one of the most prestigious tennis events in the country while making a positive impact in sharing Ashe's story.

Aug. 20 – 24 (Fan Week) and Aug. 26 – Sept. 8

USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
Flushing Meadow - Corona Park, Flushing, NY 11368

Between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. (or when the last match concludes)
Volunteer Information
  • Time Commitment: Volunteers must be able to commit for a minimum of three four-hour shifts, which can be spread over the two-week duration of the tournament.
  • Orientation and Training: An informational meeting with Dean and Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education Dr. Patricia A. Turner and Kristina Joyas, who will be our onsite manager, will provide volunteers with more insight on Arthur Ashe's many contributions as an activist, athlete and world citizen. Volunteers are expected to familiarize themselves with the content. More information and details on orientation and training will be provided in mid-July.
  • Attire and Meals: Volunteers will receive a T-Shirt and grounds access that must be worn at all times during shifts. A meal voucher will also be provided. Comfortable pants and shoes are recommended.
If you are interested in volunteering at the Arthur Ashe Learning Center booth at the 2019 U.S. Open, please contact Diversity Programs Community Engagement Director David Morgan at dmorgan@support.ucla.edu and include your name (additional names if different while at UCLA), graduation year, contact information and your dates of availability during Fan and Tournament weeks.
Arthur Ashe Legacy booth volunteers
Arthur Ashe Legacy booth volunteers

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