Another summer in DC and another great Citi Open tennis tournament is just around the corner. This year’s field is the best in years with many of tennis’ top-ranked players coming to town. And thanks to the Penn Club of DC, Penn alumni have enjoyed a “Penn Night” at the tournament each and every summer for over 20 years. Why do I like to take part in this event? Simply put, the Citi Open experience is a tennis Wonderland. When not in your seat watching tennis with Penn friends, you can walk around the festival grounds to visit the sponsor tents, spot the tennis stars (and perhaps get their autographs), check out tennis merchandise, enter free raffles, and take advantage of numerous food and drink options (including access to the air-conditioned Courtside Club – only with the Penn Club ticket). Holding true to the Tennis Center founders’ wishes, a portion of the proceeds from the Citi Open benefits the Washington Tennis & Education Foundation (WTEF). The WTEF seeks to improve the life prospects for underprivileged children of Washington, DC. Through its education and athletic programs, tens of thousands of DC’s at-risk children have been nurtured through the support of WTEF’s caring patrons, staff and volunteers. I look forward to this year’s gathering of Penn alum and friends at the Citi Open on Friday evening, August 7th. For more information and our group rate tickets, see https://squareup.com/market/penn-club-of-dc/citi-open.