A mix of people such as lawmakers, media professionals and entrepreneurs, stars, and sports fans gather every year to watch the exhilarating contest. Since 2015, local leaders from Brooklyn and the Bronx, have been striking the ball to the wall in the Johnny Ray Memorial Pro Wall Ball Tournament at MatchPoint NYC. Dmitry Druzhinsky says that Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. lead the cross-town competition to encourage underserved and downtown youth in physical pursuits. Additionally, this assists the U.S. Wall Ball Association’s education, anti-violence and anti-obesity initiatives. The contest, founded in 2012, celebrates the life of Jonathan Ray, the late brother of the USWA CEO, and the foundation behind the creation of the association. Dmitry invites the opportunity to partner with organizations that promote a healthy lifestyle to complex.
Month: July 2017
As per the U.S. Wall Ball Association, in the 1930s beach visitors hit a bald tennis ball against the edges of wooden quays. This stirred the interest of New York Parks Department to create community handball courts in civic parks. Now, the game is a professional sport commonly known as Wall Ball and is played at athletic centers all over the nation. Dmitry Druzhinsky, co-founder of MatchPoint NYC, a premier health and fitness complex in Brooklyn, was recently joined by leading lawmakers for the Pro Wall Ball Tournament. The yearly big competition known as “Battle of the Boroughs,” raises understanding of public health and youth empowerment. The winning team was awarded a trophy and a year of bragging rights.
A lavish recreation center for the whole family is evolving as a global hub for tennis, swimming, basketball, gymnastics, martial arts and other events. Guests and members enjoy many different activities available, while well-known professional athletes use the facilities during for practice. With famous celebrity guests to special events and fundraisers, many high-profile sporting events scheduled at MatchPoint NYC. The size and function of the massive fitness center allows for ease of use and pro-level competitions, with professional sized facilities for accurate scorekeeping. Dmitry Druzhinsky, the co-founder of the upmarket Brooklyn-based complex, is excited about the competitions and sporting events taking place at MatchPoint NYC.
Politicians, business leaders, media professionals, celebrities, and sports fans gather once a year to watch the fast-paced competition. In 2015 local leaders from Brooklyn and the Bronx began smashing the ball to the wall in the Johnny Ray Memorial Pro Wall Ball Tournament at MatchPoint NYC. Dmitry Druzhinsky notes that the cross-town rivalry is led by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and serves to engage inner-city and under-served youth in physical activity, and benefit the U.S. Wall Ball Association’s initiatives for education, anti-violence and anti-obesity. Founded in 2012, the tournament celebrates the life of Jonathan Ray, the late brother of the USWA CEO, and inspiration behind the creation of the association. Dmitry is honored to support organizations that promote a healthy lifestyle to complex.