NEW YORK EMPIRE ANNOUNCE STAR-STUDDED LINEUP FOR
WEDNESDAY’S ‘EMPOWER HER’ NIGHT AT THE NATIONAL TENNIS CENTER
NEW YORK (July 17, 2018) – The New York Empire presented by Citi will host a robust lineup of women who inspire today’s youth on Wednesday, July 18 as part of Empower Her night when the Philadelphia Freedoms visit Court 17 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
Hundreds of young girls, beginning at 4 p.m., will be treated to one of two New York Empire tennis clinics sponsored by Empire BlueCross BlueShield or the Women’s Sports Foundation as part of Empower Her night. Participants in both clinics will receive a complimentary racquet, interact with the New York Empire roster, and take a photo with Billie Jean King and Head Coach Gigi Fernandez, who will both make appearances.
The clinic attendees will then participate in a question-and-answer session with Empower Her night honorees from 5-5:30 p.m. Empower Her night honorees include:
- Kym Hampton – Former member of the WNBA’s New York Liberty
- Gigi Fernandez – International Tennis Hall of Famer and New York Empire Head Coach
- Karen Finerman – CEO at Metropolitan Capital Advisors
- Jenny Johnson – President and COO at Franklin Templeton Investments
- Billie Jean King – Co-Founder, World TeamTennis; Founder, Billie Jean King Leadership
Initiative, Champion for equality and social justice
- Ilana Kloss – CEO/Commissioner of World TeamTennis
- Joanna Lohman – Midfielder for the NWSL’s Washington Spirit and former member of the U.S. Women’s National Team
- Elana Meyers Taylor – Three-time Olympic Bobsled Medalist and Women’s Sport Foundation
- Michelle Yu – Sportscaster at SportsNet New York
Hampton will perform the evening’s national anthem and a special ceremony will be held at halftime to recognize those in attendance.
Group tickets and various hospitality packages are available by calling the New York Empire office at 844-5-EMPIRE (844-536-7473) or by visiting www.nyempiretennis.com.
New York Empire tickets can be purchased by visiting Ticketmaster or by calling the New York Empire office at 844-5-EMPIRE (844-536-7473). The 2018 WTT regular season will take place from July 15 – August 2 with the No. 1-seeded team hosting the championship match for the King Trophy on August 5.
For more information on World TeamTennis, visit www.WTT.com.