More on Ashe celebration
Letters to the Editor
6/21/2019, 6 a.m.
Re “Friends of Battery Park to celebrate Mr. Ashe,” Free Press June 13-15 edition:
Thank you so much for publicizing the event we are planning in celebration of the naming of Arthur Ashe Boulevard on Saturday, June 22.
In Battery Park on North Side the tennis courts were named for Mr. Ashe in 2004, and the tunnel under Overbrook Road has been painted by local artists of U.N.I.T.Y Street Project with a colorful, inspiring mural of portraits and highlights of his life.
Friends of Battery Park is a partner group with the Enrichmond Foundation and working on the celebration with other community partners, including Metro Richmond Tennis Club, Battery Park Civic Association and the Richmond Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities.
From 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, there will be music, dancing, tennis skill-building for ages 5 to adult and open tennis on the courts.
At 3 p.m. a plaque will be unveiled on the tunnel by some of the artists and community leaders.
We hope your readers will join all of us in this fun day in the park honoring our “hometown hero.”
The writer is president of Friends of Battery Park.