December 4th, 2015

Winners Announced for 2015 US Open Tennis Experience Fundraiser

USTA Florida Foundation

2015 US Open Ticket Sale_LightsA Grand Prize winner will experience US Open tennis like never before, and second and third prize winners were also announced by the USTA Florida Foundation during the 66th USTA Florida Annual Meeting & Volunteer Celebration, held Nov. 20-22, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando.

The winners were drawn from donors to the annual USTA Florida Section Foundation’s US Open Tennis Experience Fundraiser.

Jason Hill of Boca, Fla., won the Grand Prize, which included two tickets to the USTA President’s Box, round trip domestic airfare for two to New York and two nights hotel accommodation, complimentary US Open Bus transportation to USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, lunch in the President’s Dining Room, hospitality in the President’s Suite, and access to courtside seating in Louis Armstrong Stadium as well as Grandstand and all other courts.

“As a long-time player and supporter of tennis, it’s an unbelievable honor to have to opportunity to attend the most prestigious tennis tournament in the USA,” Hill said after claiming the Grand Prize. “Thank you to the USTA Florida Foundation for making a dream come true!”

Second Prize, which was two 2016 US Open courtside box seat tickets in Arthur Ashe Stadium, went to Linda Yaeger from Ft. Myers.

“Since I have been playing tennis for about 40 years, I have never had an opportunity to attend the US Open,” Yaeger said. “I am thrilled to be attending the event next year due to winning these tickets through the USTA Florida Foundation.”

Third Prize, two 2015 Miami Open box seat tickets for the men’s or women’s finals, went to Dulce Gonzalez of Miami Gardens.

“The generosity, work, and good will extended to make the fundraiser a success was amazing,” said USTA Florida Foundation President Celia Rehm. “On behalf of the foundation, we thank our donors with deep gratitude for the contributions received. Happy Holidays to all!”

With a mission of “Changing Lives through Tennis,” the Foundation provides grants for youth tennis programs, adaptive and wheelchair tennis programs for those with special needs, community tennis programs in economically challenged areas and facility assistance for public facilities.

For more information on the USTA Florida Section Foundation visit