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Citi Open to Honor Heroes of the Pandemic

Aug 3rd 2021

Washington D. C. (August 2, 2021) - Citi Open Chairman Mark Ein announced today that the theme of this year’s Citi Open is “Honoring Heroes of the Pandemic.” Throughout the tournament, images of pandemic heroes will be featured around the stadium complex alongside images of tennis greats, and stories will be told daily on social media. Each night before the 7:00 pm coin toss on the stadium court, organizations and individuals that have worked tirelessly during the pandemic to help the region, nation and world will be honored in front of players and the sold-out crowd.

None of us could be at the Citi Open this year if it were not for the many unsung heroes of the pandemic,” said Citi Open Chairman Mark Ein. “We want to use our platform to recognize the incredible dedication and contributions of the scientists, medical professionals, teachers, and non-profits whose inspiring work saved lives and protected our communities. We hope the nation and the world will join us in celebrating these true heroes.”

Heroes of the Pandemic Honorees:

Tonight/Monday: Rockefeller Foundation and Teachers from Friendship Charter School 
Tuesday: Thanks USA Military Appreciation
Wednesday: Scientists and Researchers from Johns Hopkins University
Thursday: DC Police, Fire, EMS workers, and DC Educators
Friday: World Central Kitchen
Saturday: March of Dimes
Sunday: Doctors and Nurses from Medstar Health

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