1. The Down the Line and Beyond Foundation, a non-profit whose mission is to develop and strengthen inner-city communities in Philadelphia through tennis, hosted its 9th Annual Gala on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at The Cynwyd Club. Former French Open Champion and current ESPN analyst Luke Jensen served as host and TD Bank was honored with the Community Leadership Award in recognition of the company’s ongoing support of Down the Line’s commitment to making a meaningful impact on the lives of 1,900 Philadelphia area youth in classrooms, court-side, and at neighborhood parks. Proceeds from the Annual Gala have enabled the organization to provide 5,500 hours of free tennis, education, and character-building programs for local children, while creating employment opportunities for 20 coaches hired and trained from within the neighborhoods served. DTLB Board of Directors President Gordon Kuhn, former French Open Champion and current ESPN analyst Luke Jensen and Board of Directors Chair Roy Simpson Jr. paused for a photo at the gala event.
2. Joe McKeown chatted with Barbara and Ken Toscano during the event. Ken Toscano is a board member.
4. DTLB board members Roy Simpson Jr., Rebecca Diederich and Louise Dardaris were pictured with DTLB Executive Director Oscar Eppley.
5. DTLB Junior Ambassador children, their coach Cecelia Hodge and DTLB Executive Director Oscar Eppley gathered for a photo at the event. DTLB teaches committed young tennis players from diverse backgrounds through the CITRS character curriculum.
6. DTLB co-founder Jeff Harrison chatted with Tom Diederich, Jennifer Lynn, Scott Grote and Barbara Perry.
8. Josh Hunt, Kate Burns and Kilene and Alex Knitter.
9. Ryan Woods, Eimon Heywood, DTLB Young Friends Vice President Jennifer Campbell and Chuck Krepelka.
10. Oscar Eppley chatted with Xihao Hu of TD Bank and Jessica Kruskamp of the USTA association.