Hank Aaron Among USTA Honorees

WHAT: The USTA is holding its second annual “Breaking the Barriers” reception honoring those who have made an impact through diversity and inclusion.

CNN’s Tony Harris and Betty Nguyen of CBS Morning News will host the reception. Honorees will include Hank Aaron, Judy Levering and Ralph de la Vega, and four-time Grammy Award winner Deniece Williams will perform.

WHO: Honorees: Hank Aaron, Major League Baseball Hall-of-Famer Judy Levering, Past President, USTA Ralph de la Vega, Corporate and Civic Trailblazer

Hosts: Tony Harris, Anchor, “CNN Newsroom” Betty Nguyen, Anchor, “CBS Morning News”

Musical Guest: Deniece Williams, Four-time Grammy Award winner

Expected Guests: Lucy Garvin, Chairman of the Board and President, USTA Carl Lewis, 10-time Olympic medalist Jeffrey Wright, Actor seen in “Casino Royale” and “Quantum of Solace” Michael Ealy, Actor currently starring in “Takers” Wendy Davis, Actress currently starring in “Army Wives” Malik Yoba, Actor known for his work in “New York Undercover”

WHEN: Tuesday, September 7, 2010, 5:00 p.m.

WHERE: USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center Hospitality Pavilion Flushing, NY

INFO: Photo and media opportunities will be available during the reception.

*All media are required to have a US Open credential

CONTACT: Chris Widmaier, Managing Director, Corporate Communications, USTA, 718-696-7284 or


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